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  • The Life of a Comedy Savage
  • Written by: Joey "Coco" Diaz
  • Narrated by: Joey "Coco" Diaz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (131 ratings)
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Tremendous

Written by: Joey "Coco" Diaz
Narrated by: Joey "Coco" Diaz
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Publisher's Summary

Outsider. Misfit. Criminal. Convict. . . . Movie star. Family man. Comedy legend.

Joey Diaz has been called every name in the book (and then some). Now, for the first time, he shares the story of his unlikely rise to fame in his own words—with no punches pulled.

Today, he stars in hit films, headlines sold-out tours, hosts the popular Uncle Joey’s Joint podcast, and is a devoted father—but his life wasn’t always so picture-perfect. Joey “Coco” Diaz credits his success to his “immigrant mentality,” the work ethic his mother modeled for him and on which countless others have depended to survive the harsh landscape of being an outsider.

Diaz wasn’t always a star, but he was always a comedian—it just took him a while to figure it out. To be fair, he was pretty busy while he was young: helping his tough-as-nails mother in her bar, holding a gun for the first time at the age of six, and later dealing drugs and serving time.

Tremendous is the story of Diaz’s life, from grueling childhood and misspent youth to finding his true calling in comedy. Immigrants, fans of celebrity tales, and comedy enthusiasts alike will be enthralled by this incredibly true, foul-mouthed, and funny memoir.

It’s not a story for the faint of heart, or for prudes who’ve never spent a week sleeping in a piece of playground equipment. From finding his mom’s body to high stakes crime, addiction and depression, there are plenty of dark episodes in this saga. Diaz shares it all with brutal honesty and humor, in the same inimitable voice he’d use talking to you from the stage or in a bar. He also shares the story of his improbable rise to the top and the bumpy road that led him there.

An inspiration to misfits everywhere, Tremendous is storytelling at its finest—and a reminder that the direst of circumstances can change in unimaginable, unpredictable ways.

©2023 Joey "Coco" Diaz (P)2023 Recorded Books

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Joey’s story is legendary

Everything you could ask for in a book. From depressing, to truly inspiring and plenty of belly laugh inducing moments in-between. This dude is a character and you are missing out if you don’t listen to his stories.

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Uncle Joey being uncle Joey

The reason I love Joey and the comics from his “class”, is the pure honesty they have. Joey doesn’t hold back and says it how it was. It’s especially nice to hear it read in his voice. Erika did an amazing job putting the story in Joey’s words. Loved it!

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Awesome!

Anyone that loves Uncle Joey needs to listen to this. We've heard the stories, but not put together like this. Was awesome!

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Well worth it

I enjoyed listening to Joey. He is always been an interesting man .
Very entertaining, gritty, funny,raw.

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Absolutely tremendous

Thank you uncle joey, you are the man. Keep it real dawg, god bless you.

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What a ride!

Thank you, Joey, for giving us a quick snapshot into your world! Your story made me laugh, cry, get mad at you, and fall in love with you all over again. I am grateful you chose life and are still here to continue to spread your light!! Thank you. :)

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TREMENDOUS!!!

Thank you uncle Joey for everything.. proof that something can come from nothing much love

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Great book,

I wasn’t totally familiar with Joey Diaz, I watched him on Rogan and he mentioned the book and decided to give it listen, was not disappointed, was a great story, honest, funny, heartbreaking….glad your life turned out the way it did, you definitely earned it!

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Great powerful honest hilarious story

Aces uncle Joey! You the man thanks for sharing your incredible story! Joey is the man!

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Tittle says it all

The truly tremendous story of Joey Diaz. Entertaining, sad, hopeful, and glad. This story is a redemption song.

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  • 2023-05-04

Thank you

I didn’t know I needed this, similar to Uncle Joey in my journey this book aligned itself, this book helped me get through some things that I didn’t know I was still dealing with and some
I couldn’t get past, it taught me, it’s okay, there’s plenty of time, it most importantly taught me that, the best way to apologize for all your past mistakes no matter what they may be, all you need to do is 86 the old ways and grow up and be a man, thank you for helping me get past that hill issue I did not know I had that final missing piece to my puzzle, I’m forever grateful for you Uncle Joey and teaching me as much as you did, I love you too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2023-05-04

The best Life story on the App!

The only autobiographic worth a damn on the face of the earth! Joey is the best storyteller I’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2023-06-03

Joey is the man

I loved joey from the 1st time I heard him. he was smart enough to know he had to narrate this book himself. best audiobook I've listened to In a long time

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  • Vanessa noelle
  • 2023-06-02

Title says it all

The life of Joey “coco” Diaz is as the book title says, “TREMENDOUS.”
Not one moment are you not drawn into his life and his personality. Will continue being a coco fan until the end.

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  • Cory Thwaites
  • 2023-06-02

Coco is the MF man

Outstanding book and story what a life

Told with honesty I would highly recommend this book

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  • michael bowers
  • 2023-06-01

What a Story!

Great audiobook! Read by CoCo himself, which only adds to the overall experience - he lived it so he knows where to put the pauses, change inflection, etc. Pure entertainment and the best audiobook purchase this year.

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  • Ken Behr
  • 2023-06-01

What a Ride

Clicked on this book and went for a ride! Well done in every way. Thanks for putting it all on the line. Ken B

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  • Nicolas Roman
  • 2023-05-31

Deserves to be a movie

Incredible story. He’s a perfect example about how it’s not about what happens to you but what you do about it.

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  • Jacob E Kristophel
  • 2023-06-03

loved it

such an awesome listen. love uncle joeys voice. his life was wild and very interesting

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  • Lou
  • 2023-05-16

Book is Tremendous

Warning I am bias, I love Joey Diaz. He's amazing. His stories is hilarious and fantastic . My only wish was that maybe they put 15 mins of his stand up routine at the end of the book, otherwise i highly recommend this audio book.

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