Book Review: I can’t make this up

Kevin Hart’s book made me love and enjoy audio books even more 😀 I am so happy I didn’t read this one, per say. This book is the kind that should only be listened to as it is narrated by Kevin Hart, himself !

Synopsis:

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.

The question you’re probably asking yourself right now is: What does Kevin Hart have that a book also has?

According to the three people who have seen Kevin Hart and a book in the same room, the answer is clear:

A book is compact. Kevin Hart is compact.

A book has a spine that holds it together. Kevin Hart has a spine that holds him together.

A book has a beginning. Kevin Hart’s life uniquely qualifies him to write this book by also having a beginning.

My opinion:

Thank god I ‘read’ it as an audiobook! I got Kevin hart’s voice and funny adlibs and shit!

Its a seriously hilarious and so fucking inspiring book. I love it, I love the storytelling, the way he is sharing his personal life. Kevin’s anecdotes about his childhood are not narrated as a stand-up comedy skit like what he did before. We are having an intimate conversation with Kevin about his past, his errors, his hardships…

This book is super inspiring and could be resumed in one word: Resilience. I never knew that Kevin struggled for 16 years to be known. To be honest, I always say that Kevin Hart is everywhere and its overwhelming. But after reading this book, I can only wish him more projects and more success! Yo, this man fucking struggled, for real! His chapters about how he had to play the chauffeur to a guy that promised to help him with his career, was one of the most inspiring! I am pretty sure that many people would have given up a while ago or told the guy to go fuck himself after a while. As Kevin said in this memoir, he is telling the story of how he became an « overnight success that was only sixteen years in the making ».

Kevin Hart even address his infidelity and relationship with Eniko in the last chapter, to be honest it was not necessary in this book. But the many chapters and recognition he gave to his ex-wife were really great, I really appreciate how he gave her credit and god did this woman suffer with him! Kevin took the time to explain how he met Torrei and the ups and downs of their relationship. The lessons he learned from his romance and success episodes are inspiring and we can relate to him. I found myself many times insulting him as he acted dumb in some situations 😀

Kevin Hart collaborated with a writer for this book, its what made it less of a stand-up comedy and more of an inspirational story about an interesting fella. The chapters about his mom are so candid, genuine and full of love. Its obvious that Kevin misses her and learned so much of her as an adult and in retrospect of his childhood. In his stand-up comedies he mentioned his dad several times, you can feel in this book that he still love his dad even though he was not an easy man. His love for his children and his commitment to be a better and great father is incredible. I love that about him! The book is shining with positivity and its refreshing <3

I really enjoyed this book and urge you to read it! Its a testament to what resilience can help you achieve and that life is always hard but we are stronger than that! Thank you Kevin for this amazing book <3 I needed it in these hard times.