Rated 4 of 5 stars
Ok, so I’m not a HUGE Kevin Hart fan and definitely after the cheating debacle…I was on a Hart hiatus. So while on a road trip, we (the men in the car for the most part) wanted to listen to Hart’s new book. So I obliged begrudgingly. After about an hour into the book…I was hooked. Kevin Hart narrated the hell out of this book! He uses his easy going logic, fast talking humor as a way to pull you into the story of his family. The life lessons he learned from his father had us literally crying laughing in the car. His father is an extreme character but hearing it through Hart’s eyes, the eyes of a son, was refreshing, funny and heartfelt. He also explores his relationship with his mother growing up and then subsequently her painful death from cancer. This relationship really brought a tear to my eye. The tenderness and guidance his mother gave him stayed with him for life and through their interactions you can tell that she really believed in her son and wanted to ensure he was able to stand up as a man.
Kevin Hart also explores the relationship with his ex-wife Torrei. The relationship was abusive on many levels and for him to admit that to millions of people took courage that many men would have edited out to suit themselves and their image. He took responsibility and that shows he learned from it and will ensure it doesn’t happen again in his new marriage. Unfortunately, some of his old tricks die hard as he was caught cheating on his new wife which ironically was the fuel for the tumultuous first marriage. He still has yet to learn that trust is something hard to rebuild so I am hoping for the sake of his second marriage that he loses some of the immaturity in the fidelity department.
Overall, I found myself laughing out loud, laughing so hard my cheeks hurt and tears streamed down my face. I found myself feeling bad for how his cards were dealt so young but felt vindicated when I saw how much work and persistence he put into his craft. He deserves all the accolades and opportunities because his story is one of many failures that he pushed through and believed that he could do something with his life. The life lessons in the book are not unique but when paired with his story, makes great sense. I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook and recommend it to people who like Hart’s brand of comedy and want to laugh a little.
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*Purchased with my own money on Audible.