Why We Suck
A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid
The New York Times bestseller One of America's most original and biting comic satirists, Denis Leary takes on all the poseurs, politicians, and pop culture icons who have sucked in public for far too long. Sparing no one, Leary zeroes in on the ridiculous wherever he finds it—his Irish Catholic upbringing, the folly of celebrity, the pressures of family life, and the great hypocrisy of politics—with the same bright, savage, and profane insight he brought to his critically acclaimed one-man shows No Cure for CancerLock 'n Load. Proudly Irish-American, defiantly working class, with a reserve of compassion for the underdog and the overlooked, Leary delivers blistering diatribes that are both penetrating social commentary with no holds barred and laugh-out-loud funny. As always, Leary's impassioned comic perspective in Why We Suck is right on target. Leary is the star and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated television show Rescue Me.
Denis Leary has appeared in more than thirty films, including the Oscar-nominated
Wag the Dog,
The Thomas Crowne Affair, and
Ice Age, as well as the Christmas cult classic
The Ref, and such indie favorites as
Jesus’ Son and
Suicide Kings. Leary was the co-creator, producer, and star of the critically acclaimed network comedy
The Job. His one-man shows
No Cure For Cancer and
Lock ’n Load broke viewing records on HBO. Leary has also written for
New York Magazine,
Esquire, and many other publications. He is the co-writer, creator, and star of the four-time Emmy and Golden Globe–nominated television series
Rescue Me. He lives in Connecticut.