Superstar comedian and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.
“Remember that the world we can see is the one that really matters, and never lose sight of that.”
It begins in North Philadelphia. He was born an accident, unwanted by his parents. His father was a drug addict who was in and out of jail. His brother was a crack dealer and petty thief. And his mother was overwhelmingly strict, beating him with belts, frying pans, and his own toys.
The odds, in short, were stacked against our young hero, just like the odds that are stacked against the release of a new book in this era of social media.But Kevin Hart, like Ernest Hemingway, JK Rowling, and Chocolate Droppa before him, was able to defy the odds and turn it around. In his literary debut, he takes the reader on a journey through what his life was, what it is today, and how he’s overcome each challenge to become the man he is today.
And that man happens to be the biggest comedian in the world, with tours that sell out football stadiums and films that have collectively grossed over $3.5 billion.
“Hard lessons are only hard for the weak that can’t survive them”
Spoiler Free Review:
This is quite literally one of the best experiences of my life. Kevin Hart deserves not five, not eight not ten but a full one hundred stars for this book. From his narration to his excellent story telling. I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons is worth every single second I spent listening to it.
“Can you fail and still be strong, Can you not fit in and accept yourself, Can you lose everything and still keep searching, Can you be in the dark and still believe in the light.”
His story is inspiring.
This past month, I’ve been going through a lot of changes in my life. Which indirectly was reflected on my reading choices. I’ve never been one to read and enjoy Autobiographies or Advice Books. Yet these past couple of choices from Anna Akana’s Letter To My Little Sister and Kevin Hart’s I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons has proved me wrong by helping me in my life and changing my perception of things.
Kevin’s narration is authentic and hilarious. The best possible way to enjoy his book is through listening to it. He makes you feel like you are on the receiving end of a private stand up show. I can’t count the number of times I’ve burst out laughing in public!! Oh the embarrassment! XD
“Not only do you get to choose how you interpret each chapter, but your interpretation writes the next chapter,” he says. “So why not choose the interpretation that serves your life the best?”
Not to mention, the depth and wisdom present in this book. At times, it felt a little long but then as he continues to joke and tell his story, you realize it was important. I’m so impressed at the fact that every single page had something meaningful. What I mean is, authors sometimes clearly struggle to find content when they have a long book to finish. Kevin, on the other hand, had no issues. His life is crazy man! Every story had a purpose. Yes, his book is long. But it is long for a reason.
No, this is not sponsored. No, this wasn’t a request. This is truly me just gushing and hyping this book because it deserves it. I listened to Kevin at the gym, sweating on the treadmill, in the car, while I’m reading, eating and sleeping. I. Could. Not. Stop.
Please, please Read this. Cause trust me when I tell you, it will change your life!
Until Next Time!
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