Tuesday, June 30, 2015
An Evening with Adam Carolla
in conversation with Phil Rosenthal
Daddy, Stop Talking!:
And Other Things My Kids Want But Won’t Be Getting
William Turner Gallery
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
$20 General Admission
$30 Reserved Seat
$43 Includes Carolla’s book + Seat in reserved section
Adam Carolla is the author of the New York Times bestsellers In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks, Not Taco Bell Material, and President Me, as well as a radio and television host, comedian, and actor. Carolla is well known as the cohost of the syndicated radio and MTV show Loveline, the cocreator and star of The Man Show and Crank Yankers, and a contestant on Dancing with the Stars and Celebrity Apprentice. He currently hosts Catch a Contractor and The Adam Carolla Show, which is the Guinness World Record holder for Most Downloaded Podcast and is available on iTunes and his website.
In his new book, Adam Carolla lays down the law on the plight of the modern parent.
Parents, do you often think that if your kids had to grow up the way you did—without iPads, 70-inch flatscreen TVs, American Girl dolls, and wifi in the climate controlled minivan—that they might actually be better off? Do you feel underappreciated or ignored? Do you worry you’re raising a bunch of spoiled softies who will never know how to do anything themselves—because you do everything for them? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need this book is for you.
Adam rips parenthood a new one, telling it straight about what adults must do if they don’t want to have to support their kids forever. Using his own crappy childhood as a cautionary tale, and touting the pitfalls of the kind of helicopter parenting so pervasive today. The book is sage advice to Adam’s own kids—and to future parents—on what matters most: dating; drinking and drugs; buying your first house and car; puberty; and what kind of assholes his kids (and yours) should avoid becoming. Even if his own son and daughter pretty much ignore everything he says, you shouldn’t.
Phil Rosenthal is the creator and executive producer of CBS’s Emmy Award-winning Everybody Loves Raymond. Rosenthal also directed a video with President Bill Clinton, cowrote the Writers Guild Award-winning telethon America: A Tribute to Heroes, and appeared in Spanglish and Curb Your Enthusiasm.