Final Exit

Final Exit : An Alcoholic Comedy

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It has been rumored this was fabricated, like top 40 music or home runs in the 1990s. Keith Alan Carey is funny, flawed, and thinks he might want to help you, but only after 1 PM in good weather. He was good at one thing for a decade - Getting drunk to the bejeezus. Beyond redemption or salvation, impervious to correction; there was to be no sobriety date, yet another rehab stay, and mundane crawl back into society's good graces. There was only to be the end of life as he knew it. This was to come via a pawn shop 9 mm handgun at The Grotto in South Bend, Indiana. Fate intervenes as Carey relates in both grim and hilarious fashion; a man who had hit his bottom and needed to kill a pain that alcohol could not. No ordinary comic and certainly not a boring storyteller; Carey bounces and weaves as if writing a Tarintino script. It's all true, except when it is obviously one of his absurd creations (i.e. Wilt Chamberlain and the Liberty Bell). Sure to be a classic, alongside other books which are collecting dust in your basement. Some would compare it to a poor man's "A Fan's Notes" or "The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." The theme is recovery from alcohol abuse, but there is much more to this book than a short summary could describe. The interweaving true stories feature his family vacations, peculiar friends, more than a few golfing accidents and incidents, a world famous strip club, time in a psych ward, problems with cats (and women), and a few borrowed catch phrases from TV and the movies. His only regret is not getting electro-shocked while decompressing at the funny farm ... if only he could have been born 30 years earlier. A force higher than reason spared his life and he claims this is why he is alive and sober. Sobriety doesn't equal sanity in the most entertaining non-fiction book since "Eat This" by Dom DeLuise. He survived a hell of his own making and is now ready to fulfill his true destiny. This involves becoming Oprah's sugar boy and being pshchoanylzed by Dr. Phil on live TV. Regretably, in America there is no law to state who can be a parent or vote. Could we at look into who is allowed to publish a book. That's a joke, more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 18.54mm | 508.02g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508688699
  • 9781508688693