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Professional Idiot

A Memoir
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Fame can be addictive. From his early days videotaping crazy skateboard stunts to starring in the blockbuster Jackass franchise, there was little that Stephen “Steve-O” Glover wouldn’t do for attention. Whether it was stapling his nutsack to his leg, diving into a pool full of elephant crap, or routinely risking death invading the private lives of sharks, lions, tigers, and bears, almost nothing was out of bounds.

As the stunts got crazier, his life kept pace. He developed a crippling addiction to drugs and alcohol, and an obsession with his own celebrity that proved nearly as dangerous.

Steve-O has been a man in search of a spotlight practically since birth. Growing up all over the world, thanks to his father’s career as a corporate executive, he was the kid who’d drink handfuls of salt in order to make friends. After he stole a video camera from his dad as a teenager, his future path was more or less sealed. Footage of himself skateboarding soon gave way to footage of himself setting his hair on fire or doing back flips off apartment buildings into shallow pools. After detours to several hospitals, a couple of jails, and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, he landed, quite naturally, on MTV’s Jackass, in 2000.

He took to fame like it was the very thing missing from his life, but it was never enough. He filled the void with booze and drugs, and soon began treating his entire life like it was one big—and supremely risky—stunt.

In 2008, Steve-O holed up in his West Hollywood apartment, where he drank, snorted, smoked, huffed, and swallowed drugs around the clock—and began broadcasting his downward spiral on the Internet. Finally, his Jackass comrade, Johnny Knoxville, and seven other friends staged an intervention and forced him into a psychiatric ward against his will, ultimately saving his life. Today he has been clean and sober for more than three years.

Professional Idiot recounts the lunacy, the debauchery, the stunts, the drug addiction and the path to recovery and redemption with the same bravado and humor that have endeared Steve-O to so many. Hilarious, harrowing, and inspiring all at once, Professional Idiot will entertain those who’ve been with him on his many wild rides, as well as surprise and intrigue those who know him only as the guy willing to do anything—no matter how painful—for a laugh.

©2011 Ballbag, Inc. f/s/o Stephen Glover. (P)2011 Hyperion

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  • Ensey
  • 06/09/2011

Bummed by the "Bait and Switch".

Other reviewer hit it on the head. Great story, but the switch between Steve-O and the second narrator was a poor production choice.

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  • Rob
  • 10/06/2011

Steve-O narrates 1st 53mins then you get a new guy

Sort of deceptive. I???m enjoying the audiobook but 53 mins into it Steve-O announces he???ll no longer be reading it and then hands it over to some other narrator. What the hell?
It???s weird trying to adjust to it now that I???ve been used to hearing the actual author talk. Would this be an example of bait and switch? It does says Narrated by Stephen "Steve-O" Glover.
Steve-O, liking the book so far but sad to say as a consumer I am disappointed. (so far 5 stars for content but overall 2 for lame decision on replacement)

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  • Phynx
  • 28/07/2016

bait and switch

bait and switch Steve narrates for a very short time but the actual story is very interesting and brutally honest

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  • Jason
  • 31/03/2017

Small let down

Steve O not doing the audio after the first hour was a let down, I think him telling his own story would of been more impactful but still a great audio book

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  • Goombah
  • 31/10/2015

Great til he left.

Everything was going great until once again the narrator, well this time the author and brief speaking man himself Steve-O left his reading and was continued on by some buster that I couldn't relate to like I did Stevo-O.
Bring Stevo back and drop the 16 year reading it.

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  • Online mogul
  • 13/07/2019

Sad Story, cool guy

I've always been interested in Steve-o and his story. the more I've learned from his many interviews and the content on his YouTube channel has only given me respect for his determination. hearing the full story of his rough journey is shocking, more that he actually survived what he did to himself. I'm only disappointed that Steve couldn't read the entire book. he stops after a couple chapters.

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  • joshua nelson
  • 07/09/2017

very good. but.......

very good.....but Steve​-o stop narrating less than an HR in. it was much more compelling and Drew you into his story when it was him.

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  • Fairly reliable Joe
  • 11/09/2019

Steve-O bails on the reading a chapter in....

It was fine. But having someone else read the book is a bummer. Steve-O should re-record it.

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  • Kevin Phillips
  • 13/07/2020

Steve-O only reads the first two chapters

I love reading non - fiction books where the author reads their own words. Even though they're typically reading verbatim, there's some subtle nuance and emotion that's added by the authors voice. It's particularly engaging when the subject of the book is the authors life. Needless to say, I was supremely disappointed that at only chapter 3, Steve-O cuts in to explain that while he would love to keep reading the book to us, the listener, he has a comedy tour and will be turning over duties to a cast of actors. This jarring shift to hearing another narrator (who is talented in their own right) speak the words of Steve-O after listening to Steve-O' voice for the better part of an hour, really pulled me out of the immersion of the stories being told. While I already found it a bit off-putting in the first two chapters to hear words of people who's voices I know (Chris Pontius, Johnny Knoxville) read by voice actors, it was forgivable, as it's not exactly their story. There was a feeling of relief when the familiar voice [Steve-O] I've grown up hearing came back to tell his own story. Unfortunately the fun wouldn't last, and I was so disappointed at the chapter 3 shift that I am unable to continue the book. Hopefully I can return at a later time, but for now, I'll have to live with only hearing the beginning of the story.

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  • josh monroe
  • 22/03/2020

Great story, just wished Steve O read the whole thing...

He’s had a super interesting life. It was nice to hear him read it himself but then he leaves and another guy starts reading his parts. I’m glad he found his way.

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  • Christopher Ziebarth
  • 30/05/2020

From the bottom to the top

Super book
Loved it
Gives you goosebumps
It’s all a personal thing
Stay clean
Be yourself

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 16/09/2019

Unbelievable...

Steve O's story is so crazy and insane, you can hardly believe that it happend to someone. On the other hand, his story is inspiring and makes him really sympathetic. The only thing that is a bit sad is that he didn't voice all chapters himself. Overall it's still a great piece of work and you should definitely give it a try!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 20/03/2019

Yeeah duude!

love Steve-O, loved the book.

recommended it to my dad.

masterpiece bruder was denn hehe