On Sale: November 11, 2014
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From Andrew Dice Clay, the “Undisputed Heavyweight Comedy
King,” comes the unapologetic and uncensored autobiography
fans have been waiting for.
Andrew Dice Clay’s raw stand-up delivery has shocked and
entertained audiences for decades and continues to do so to
this day. When he released his debut album, Dice, in 1989,
the parental advisory label simply read “Warning: This album
is offensive.” His material stretched the boundaries of
decency and good taste to their breaking point, and in turn
he became the biggest stand-up comic in the world.
In The Filthy Truth, Dice chronicles his remarkable rise,
fall, and triumphant return. Brooklyn-born Andrew Clay
Silverstein started out at Pips Comedy Club in Sheepshead
Bay and eventually made a name for himself a decade later
with a breakout appearance on the Rodney Dangerfield HBO
special Nothing Goes Right.
With that single TV appearance he became the new king of
comedy, and Dicemania was born. He was the first and only
comedian to sell out over three hundred sports arenas across
the country to an audience of more than twelve million
people. He was also the first comedian to sell out Madison
Square Garden two nights in a row.
But Dice’s meteoric rise and spectacular fame brought on a
furious backlash from the media and critics. Billboards for
his album produced by Rick Rubin and for his movie The
Adventures of Ford Fairlane were defaced and ripped down as
fast as they were put up.
By the mid-nineties, though still playing to packed
audiences, the turmoil in his personal life, plus attacks
from every activist group imaginable, led him to make the
decision to step out of the spotlight and put the focus on
raising his boys.
The Diceman was knocked down, but not out. Taking
inspiration from what Frank Sinatra once told him—“You work
for your fans, not the media. The media gets their tickets
for free”—Dice is now back with critically acclaimed roles
in HBO’s Entourage and Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, and is
once again playing to sold-out audiences.
Filled with no-holds-barred humor and honesty, The Filthy
Truth sets the record straight and gives fans plenty of
never-before-shared stories from his career and his
friendships with Howard Stern, Sam Kinison, Mickey Rourke,
Sylvester Stallone, Axl Rose, and countless others.
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