Adam Carolla comes to Naperville, Plainfield for booksigning
By Annie Alleman For Sun-Times Media May 21, 2014 12:42PM
Author and podcaster Adam Carolla will be at North Central College at an Anderson’s Bookshop appearance. | GETTY IMAGES
† May 23
† Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville
† Tickets, free with book purchase
† (630) 355-2665; andersonbookshop.com
Updated: June 24, 2014 6:18AM
Adam Carolla has some strong opinions on how he can change the free world, and he wants your vote.
Carolla, a comedian, podcaster, actor and television and radio show host, will read from and sign copies of his new book, “President Me: The America That’s in My Head,” at 7 p.m. May 23 in Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College. The panel will be moderated by Richard Roeper, movie columnist for The Chicago Sun-Times.
The event is sponsored by Anderson’s Bookshop of Naperville. It’s free to get in with a purchase of Carolla’s book at Anderson’s in Naperville. Companion tickets are also available.
Carolla is known as the co-host of the radio and MTV show “Loveline,” the co-creator and star of “The Man Show” and “Crank Yankers” on Comedy Central, and a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars” and “Celebrity Apprentice.”
His other books include New York Times bestsellers “In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks” and “Not Taco Bell Material.”
So what prompted another book?
“They paid me. They said, ‘Hey, we’ll give you money to write a book.’ And I said, ‘All right, I’ll do it.’ Everyone pretends like, ‘Well, I was inspired, I took a look around, and saw the economy, I looked into the eyes of my twins and realized there needed to be a change,’” he said. “For me, it was just they called me and offered me money.”
The book is full of his ideas on how to fix health care, education and even the Department of Agriculture. (Basically, if you go to work, pay taxes and mind your own business, you should be able to do what you want to do without the government getting in your wallet and in your way.)
What’s the first thing he would do if elected President?
“I’d just do the opposite of whatever was going on,” he said. “I could go line by line, but I think it would be safer to just do the opposite of whatever’s happening.”
That’s also his approach to parenting his 7-year-old twins, he joked. Or maybe it’s not a joke.
As for his book signing, he hopes it will be fun yet thought-provoking.
“It will be entertaining. In theory, they should get some laughs out of it and think a little bit. I’m not going to let one of these things go by where it’s going to be boring. It will be something good.”
In addition to his book tour, he’s got “The Adam Carolla Podcast,” which holds the title as the Guinness book of World Record’s “Most Downloaded Podcast,” and “Adam and Dr. Drew Show.” His show on Spike, “Catch a Contractor,” has been renewed for a second season and he’ll start work on that soon. He’s also working on a documentary about Paul Newman.
Carolla will also sign books at Binny’s Beverage Depot in Plainfield at 5:30 p.m. May 23.