Denis Leary’s career might need rescuing when book comes out

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He made a fortune in the US after his parents emigrated from Ireland – but sarcastic comic Denis Leary is biting the hand that feeds him by branding his fellow Americans “fat, lazy and stupid.” Foul mouthed funnyman Leary – who created the telly drama Rescue Me, about Irish firemen in New York – reckons the rest of the world hates the so-called Land of the Free because its inhabitants are arrogant and obnoxious.

And when his offensive new book Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid” comes out in November, he might need to get the first plane out of the country. In one extract, Leary rages: “I’m sick of low esteem and fake fat-suit-wearing female talk-show hosts and extreme makeovers and steroid-laden home run hitters and Reese Witherspoon movies and Paris Hilton‘s himbo boyfriends and celebrity rehab and Dr. Phil.”

Despite his rough exterior, Leary does have a soft side. He has raised millions for the New York families of Irish American firefighters through his charity, the Leary Foundation.


Written by Jim McMillan

August 12, 2008 at 11:08 pm

Posted in Books, News, Pot&Kettle

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  1. Allow to be R-rated
    They should take the PG-rated-Republican-in-disguse motherfucker and cut his dick off and feed to the fucking dogs, for talking shit about autistic kids.


    June 30, 2010 at 4:53 am

  2. Have you read the book and especially the excerpt in question? Leary was on the Daily Show explaining that the paragraph was taken out of context and that was he was railing against wwere parents who try to get doctors to diagnose their kids for things like ADD when the parents are just being lazy and can’t/won’t take care of their kids. I’m not taking his side blindly cause I haven’t read the book. Have you read the book? And are you sure that’s what the chapter is saying, that he talked shit about autistic kids? Just playing devil’s advocate.


    July 15, 2010 at 9:45 pm

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