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Life of the Party

Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child

Bert Kreischer

St. Martin's Press

A collection of outrageous stories by the standup comic, TV host, and inspiration for the movie National Lampoon's Van Wilder Bert Kreischer doesn't know how to say "no." If he did, he wouldn’t have gotten himself mixed up with a group of Russian mobsters on a class trip to Moscow, earning him his nickname: "The Machine." He wouldn't have wrestled with a bear or swum with sharks on national television. He wouldn't have (possibly) smoked PCP with a star of Saturday Night Live. And he wouldn't have been named the Number One Partier in the Nation by Rolling Stone, inspired the movie National Lampoon's Van Wilder, or performed standup to sellout crowds across the country. The stories Kreischer shares in Life of the Party are a guidebook on how not to grow up. From his fraternity days at Florida State University, to his rise as a standup, to his marriage and first brushes with fatherhood, Kreischer shows you a path that may not lead you to maturity or personal growth. But it will lead you to a shitload of fun.

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I’ve never suffered from stage fright. As a matter of fact I suffer from the exact opposite of stage fright. I suffer from the fear of not getting on stage, of not grabbing the spotlight, of letting a potentially magical moment slip by. I’m not sure what drives it, nor am I sure how to control it, all I know is that I will give a three count of noble “no’s” before I risk making a complete ass out of myself.

“Bert, you should get up there and say something!”

“No.” One.

“Seriously,

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“The author’s affability and self-deprecation only add to his charm, and the result is a genuinely hilarious look at life in the fast lane.” —Publisher's Weekly

"Bert Kreischer is one of the great American wild men. A gonzo warrior driven not by cynicism or a desire to reveal dark truths but instead by a deep, almost essential, need to have a good time—no matter what. His stories track the trials and tribulations of a big-hearted dude trying to fit in, help out, party and find himself. After all is said and done we arrive with him at the true humility of joy." —Marc Maron, New York Times bestselling author of Attempting Normal"Bert Kreischer is as fearless on the page as he is on the stage. Bert admits things in Life of the Party that most of us wouldn’t even admit to ourselves. Open to page one and let Bert Kreischer take you on the magical ride. You'll laugh out loud frequently, feel uncomfortable occasionally, and even feel a little warm and fuzzy at the inner warmth of this perpetual man-child—but you will always, always be entertained." —Mick Foley, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Foley is Good

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Bert Kreischer

  • BERT KREISCHER is a standup comic who performs to sellout crowds across the country.  He is a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience and The Rachael Ray Show and has appeared on Late Night With David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live.  He is the host of the Travel Channel's Trip Flip and previously hosted Hurt Bert and Bert the Conqueror.  His one-hour special Comfortably Dumb appears on Comedy Central. 
  • Bert Kreischer
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Life of the Party

Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child

Bert Kreischer

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