Rodney interspersed life stories with his classic jokes and brought the reader along on a fun filled ride. Here are a few of my favorites:
"I told my doctor I broke my arm in two places. He told me to keep out of those places."While I knew Rodney was a comedy icon, before this book I had no idea that we had him to thank for discovering other comedy greats like Jim Carrey, Sam Kinison and Roseanne Barr. With a career that touched fans of all ages, having appeared on shows from The Ed Sullivan Show to Late Night with Conan O’Brien, his trip down memory lane made for a fascinating read. As Jim Carrey said in the book’s foreword, while “I don’t get no respect” might have been Rodney’s classic setup for jokes, this comedy legend has always received nothing but love and respect from his fans – this new fan included.
"I live in a tough neighborhood. They got a children's zoo. Last week, four kids escaped."
"A homeless guy came up to me on the street, said he hadn't eaten in four days. I told him, "Man, I wish I had your willpower.""
"I was an ugly kid. I worked in a pet store. People kept asking how big I get."