I Can't Make This Up

  • Par Kevin Hart, Neil Strauss - contributor
  • Lu par Kevin Hart
  • 11 h 14 min
  • Version intégrale | Livre audio

Résumé de l'éditeur

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.
It begins in North Philadelphia. He was born an accident, unwanted by his parents. His father was a drug addict who was in and out of jail. His brother was a crack dealer and petty thief. And his mother was overwhelmingly strict, beating him with belts, frying pans, and his own toys.
The odds, in short, were stacked against our young hero, just like the odds that are stacked against the release of a new book in this era of social media (where Hart has a following of over 100 million, by the way).
But Kevin Hart, like Ernest Hemingway, J.K. Rowling, and Chocolate Droppa before him, was able to defy the odds and turn it around. In his literary debut, he takes the listener on a journey through what his life was, what it is today, and how he's overcome each challenge to become the man he is today.
And that man happens to be the biggest comedian in the world, with tours that sell out football stadiums and films that have collectively grossed over $3.5 billion.
He achieved this not just through hard work, determination, and talent: It was through his unique way of looking at the world. Because just like a book has chapters, Hart sees life as a collection of chapters that each person gets to write for himself or herself.
"Not only do you get to choose how you interpret each chapter, but your interpretation writes the next chapter," he says. "So why not choose the interpretation that serves your life the best?"

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Commentaire de l'équipe Audible

"In I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons, Kevin Hart shares his memoir in a way only he can, showcasing the charisma, personality, and talent that made him one of the most popular entertainers in the planet. This is a true rags to riches story – but it’s more than that: it’s also a blueprint for how to become your best self, and a demonstration of how perspective can triumph even the most challenging circumstances. I’ve had the pleasure of reading this twice (work perks!) – once in print, and then in audio – and while both left an indelible imprint, listening was a completely immersive and exceedingly powerful experience. Committing 150% to every moment – from the epic, ad-libbed pre-introduction down to the chapter headings – Kevin takes us on a highly personal, no-holds-barred journey filled with heartbreak, inspiration and hilarity. Add continuous "off-script" asides and anecdotes, and you’ve got one of the must-listen audiobooks of the year – or any year, for that matter." -- Jess, Audible Editor (http://www.audible.com/listener/A1RUH0FNP7433P )
"While I was thrilled to learn that Kevin Hart would be narrating his own memoir, it wasn’t until I had the privilege of attending a recording session that I became out-of-my-mind ecstatic. There are rare instances in which a performance not only transcends the words on the page, but actually defines how the story should be told — and experienced. This is one of them. With great skill, good-natured humor and disarming honesty, Mr. Hart shares all the ups, downs, and arounds of his life (so far), accompanied by some lessons he’s learned along the way. And the result is irresistible from start to finish. Even if you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t yet joined the Kevin Hart fan club, you’ll love this listen. Period." -- Reid, Audible Editor (http://www.audible.com/listener/A2VG3VPZP8NN1X )

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Only half way and already the best life lesson I've ever gotten!

First off all, I have to greatly applaud for Kevin Hart's Mother. What a wonderful and beautiful person that is!! What I understood so far is that without the wisdom and the smart restrictions of someone's love and care it is and can be difficult at times to fight as hard as Kevin Hart did to get where he is today. The struggle and hustle he had to go through to get where he is today is what we are all doing to get where we want to get. People that run that marathon and stop halfway like Kevin said are those that never get anywhere and never get to pursue their goals and dreams. I can surely recognize myself in the halfway marathon runner. Never been different my whole life! Now I didn't have a father growing up and my mother was high on drugs all the time that at the age of 8 I already hade to take care of myself I've never really had someone to restrain me from doing what I wanted. So of course I chose the what for me seemed the easiest way to walk on and did some stupid shit. As I worked jobs and got careers opportunity's I never run the whole marathon and always tried to blame someone else for my quitting or mistakes. Never really realizing at the time and up till today I was the one that was the cause of my problems sucking in everybody around me in it. Kevin made me realize today that as long I don't run a whole marathon as difficult the marathon may seem to me I would never get where I want to be. So for that Kevin Hart a big thank U for sharing you, your knowledge and your mothers knowledge. I'm only halfway true the book and this book is already changing my way of thinking. Can't wait to hear the second part on my long walks to the gym every morning. The fact that Kevin narrated the book himself makes the power of his words even stronger. To all of you trying to find answers to the questions you ask yourself why you don't succeed in life. Pleas listen to this book!! It will spark you mind and life!! Again Thank U Kevin Hart!!! 👊
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  • Date de publication : 06-06-2017
  • Éditeur : Audible Studios