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This Is Not Fame

A "From What I Re-Memoir"
Written by: Doug Stanhope
Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
5 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An unfiltered, unapologetic, hilarious, and sometimes obscene assemblage of tales from the down-and-dirty traveling comedy circuit

Doug Stanhope has been drunkenly stumbling down the back roads and dark alleys of stand-up comedy for over a quarter of a century, roads laden with dank bars, prostitutes, cheap drugs, farm animals, evil dwarfs, public nudity, menacing third-world police, psychotic breaks, sex offenders, and some understandable suicides. You know, just for levity. 

While other comedians were seeking fame, Stanhope was seeking immediate gratification, dark spectacle, or sometimes just his pants. Not to say he hasn't rubbed elbows with fame. He's crashed its party, snorted its coke, and jumped into its pool naked, literally and often repeatedly - all while artfully dodging fame himself. 

Doug spares no legally permissible detail, and his stories couldn't be told any other way. They're weird, uncomfortable, gross, disturbing, and fucking funny. 

This Is Not Fame is by no means a story of overcoming a life of excess, immorality, and reckless buffoonery. It's an outright celebration of it. For Stanhope, the party goes on. 

©2017 Doug Stanhope (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Fuckin grand. I didn't even have to read.

Bought, listened, and finished this in 2 days. This has some great stories and good laughs.

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It's Doug Stanhope.

This is a Doug Stanhope audiobook. You probably already know if you want it or not. If you don't know who Doug is, check out his podcast first before purchasing.

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Doug is a national treasure.

If you are a fan of Doug, you’ll love this book. Profane, honest and hilarious.
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Great stories

Great stories read by the amazing Chad Shank (and occasionally Doug Stanhope). It’s actually relaxing to listen to. Like old friends telling stories at the campfire.
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Awesome story!

if you want to live vicariously through a derelict, leisure suit wearing drunk comedian, this guy and his friends have a hell of a story to tell. Made me feel better about myself on many levels.

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Doug

What can I say? It’s Doug Stanhope. All that is needed. If you’re a fan you will love this.

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Damn

I genuinely wish I could give myself brain damage so I can forget the entirety of what I just listened to.

Only to have the joy of getting to listen to it again. God damn, it was good. Do yourself a favour and buy this shit right now.

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  • Patrick H.
  • 2018-05-18

The extras are whats worth it.

I am a big fan of Doug Stanhope, and the best part about buying the audio is the fsct that he includes so much more in the audio book version. You get a chance to hear extra stories and tidbits that arent included in the book, or explanations of things for clarity. You get the full book and more.

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  • gabe buzzard
  • 2018-05-19

WOW!!!

I never knew a worthless drunk could create such an awesome book! it gives me hope for myself!!! one of my all time favorite books! It was even better than your last book. maybe because it didn't end in your mother dying... it's on my bucket list to go find the little town that you should be mayor of.

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  • John C
  • 2018-11-09

If you like Stanhope

Hit youtube for a quick view of his standup to understand what you're getting here - this book will not disappoint. Digging up mother is one of my all-time favorite audiobooks - this book is excellent as well.

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  • Andrew peterson
  • 2018-05-17

Amazing

Yet again Doug killed it! I have never laughed and felt so bad as much. Love ya Dougy

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-05-15

Chad Shank

Really enjoyed Chad Shank, great voice and delivery.... oh and Doug Stanhope was reasonably okay-ish.

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  • Casey narramore
  • 2018-11-21

Of course it’s great, it’s Doug fucking Stanhope

Doug takes you on a crazy trip down memoir lane with chad shank, Becker, and Andy Andrist. It’s fucking great! Buy it now!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-05-19

Stanhope is the best

Give it a whirl and laugh your balls off. And or other body parts. Bisbee

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  • FromtheCocoon
  • 2018-06-11

Honest as it gets!

Doug seemed to drink way less in this book during the reading, so the flow is a lot more smooth and steady. He should uave told that one story but didn't, but there was that other story that made up for it. Very great listen, i couldn't imagine reading it. Reading is for people with time on their hands, like lazy people.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-11-02

Beautiful Brilliance from a Beautiful unique Mind.

Once again, "Douggie Stanhope" Takes Something done a thousand times and does it differently. Brilliant!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-10-29

Not a disappointment.

Once again Stanhope delivers....whether it’s stand up, pod casts, or literary ventures this dude always makes me laugh and from time to time somberly nod my head when he makes a good point about this materialistic bs world we live in. I know I’m a F’ed up degenerate but this book and other material Mr. Stanhope puts out make me feel like I’m not the only one.

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