I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart

I Can't Make This Up

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 ha...

Details I Can't Make This Up

TitleI Can't Make This Up
Release DateJun 6th, 2017
PublisherAtria / 37 INK
Number of pages400 pages
GenreNonfiction, Humor, Autobiography, Memoir, Audiobook

Reviews I Can't Make This Up

  • Steph
    I'll start off by saying I had zero interest in reading this book. I was admittedly a hater and felt that although I am a huge fan of Kevin Hart's stand-up, he did not deserve a book deal. His grammar is so horrible, I had to unfollow him on social media. With that said....I LOVED this book. I really appreciated how honest and genuine the entire book felt. He was upfront about having a writer, and I think Hart and Strauss collaborated perfectly. ...
  • Camille
    ****I WAS GIVEN A COPY OF THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR A HONEST REVIEW ****I didn't expect half of what I got from this book. I knew there would be funny parts, obviously, but it was much more than a funny memoir. During the telling of how he got to the level of success he has obtained, there were some real life struggles unfolding across every page. It didn't read like a hyped version of his life but a look back of on how funny, crazy, sad and tumu...
  • Ashley
    I didn’t know what to expect coming into this book. I enjoy Kevin Hart’s movies, but I didn’t really follow him as a “comedian.” With that said, I thought this was a great book! I tend to have mixed feelings when it comes to celebrity memoirs as many of the tend to be purely for publicity reasons, offering the reader no value or substance, but this one felt very honest and genuine. He was just sharing his story and offering readers advi...
  • Andre
    This book is laugh out loud funny. Funny man Kevin Hart has much to draw on as he shares tales from his upbringing in an entertaining, inspirational and always humorous fashion making this book a big ball of fun. The book is spread across 99 chapters (yes 99) with some of the craziest chapter titles I’ve ever seen in a book, divided through 16 Life Lessons. He uses the life lessons to dispense advice and to explore what he has learned and his n...
  • Marnise
    This was so very good. A must read for any fans and the audiobook was amazing. Kevin did a great job narrating. I listen to this in two days. I only imagined I'd listen to an hour or two the first night and next thing I know 6 hours had gone by. I listened too it at lunch, as I cooked dinner, while taking my dog for a walk. I just didn't want to stop. While there were just a few parts that seemed glossed over or preachy, as a whole I loved it. So...
  • Angie
    I requested a copy of this on a whim and wasn’t expecting much. It’s your basic celebrity memoir with a good amount of life advice mixed in amongst the stories from his childhood and adult life. I wasn’t blown away (celeb memoirs are rarely that exciting) but Hart’s book was raw and honest in a way that a lot of memoirs aren’t. He doesn’t hide his mistakes or low points and bares them to show not only the progress he’s made but the ...
  • Toni
    Even the Library of Congress and acknowledgments pages are funny.
  • Shan
    This is how you write a celebrity memoir. This is a genre that can get very tired, very quick. Over the past few years the publishing industry has spit out so many books by celebrities, many of which weren't that deserving. It felt like too many people were writing books too soon, they just didn't have enough years under the belt to make their story worth reading right now. And that could be said of Kevin Hart as it seems like he's only been arou...
  • Claudia Pinillos
    Let's start off by saying I absolutely love Kevin Hart. I first saw him when he went to Rutgers for a show and fell in love with his comedy. Since then I've loved watching him blow up. The comedy shows kept getting bigger and all the movies started happening and I was so happy to get so much Kevin. When I heard he was coming out with a book I was so excited. I'm a huge fan of books by comedians and I could not wait to get my hands on this! I was ...
  • Martin Felando
    There are many reasons why I recommend this book. The first is that Kevin contributes an incredible amount of life details about his beginnings in a way that's funny and enlightening. I've read a lot of books that offer life guidance and this is one of the best. All the qualities you need to succeed are listed in this book. If you or someone you know is thinking about working in the entertainment industry this is a must read. There are a number o...
  • Janeen
    Maybe two years ago - Kevin Hart did a Nike Run called Hustle With Hart. The coolest thing about him was that he cheered everybody on. He wait until the very last person to finish and encouraged them. I even saw him at the finish line. Really cool. That spirit is embodied in his book - working hard, being the best version of yourself and being fun about it. The book is good because it's funny but the theme of hard work is constant. Definitely som...
  • Vnunez-Ms_luv2read
    Kevin Hart is the man!!! This is a great book. He gives you it straight and with no chaser. I felt like I was at one of him comedy shows. This book gives you the right, the wrong and the indifferent in his life. His relationship with his mother, brother, father, friends, etc. I love the way he gives you another way to look at things that may be going on in one's life. For those looking for a good read, a book that will make you smile, laugh out l...
  • Jami
    If you like Kevin Hart's comedy, then you'll love this book. He tells his life story in the same way he speaks during his shows; I think he is absolutely hysterical. I was prepared to laugh when I got this book, and I was not disappointed. However, I was surprised to learn about his life and his perseverance and attitude. In a world where everyone is blaming everyone else for their failures, he takes responsibility for his wrong turns and doesn't...
  • Melissa
    First and foremost this book did not disappoint. Kevin Hart is hilarious and so just getting to listen to him made the book even better. There is no such thing as an overnight success and his story drives that exact point.I learned about the events happening behind the scenes while I was laughing at his stand up specials. I loved his honesty and his constant strive for growth. Success is not for the faint of heart and his journey highlights the i...
  • JT
    HILARIOUS!!!! Authentic Kevin Hart!!! Life stories told only the way he can tell them! I listened to the Audible audiobook, that was narrated by him and the story was AWESOME! Hours of listening to K. Hart was a treat! I It was also nice to hear the background story about his 1st marriage as well as how he got in to comedy! I can't count how many times I laughed out loud and was wiping tears! ENJOY
  • Amiee
    I am a fair weather fan of Kevin. I read this because there was a review talking about how great the audio is. And it was...at first. It was like listening to his stand up. But he of course was over the top and more silly than I care for. I can take him in small doses and about halfway through I was over him. But he did give some great advice and I respect his hustle.
  • C Fox
    Loved itI don't know what I was looking for when I bought this book besides wanting to help a black succeed but I definitely was happy I read it. It was a great book also loved the disclaimer lol
  • James Gainford
    Fascinating. Riveting. Raw Honesty. Enriching.
  • Jaminda Wasser
    This book was very inspiring and very funny...a must read by all.
  • Brittany
    I need Kevin Hart to be my life coach.
  • Javaughn Lawrence
    Hilarious life lessons on the value of persistence and hustle.
  • Deshawn
    Great ReadOnly 4 stars because of those got d*** chapter titles lol. Really enjoyed the book, much success to you brother. Keep striving
  • William Derry
    Inspiring words from a hardworking individual. Kevin Hart's voice was evident throughout the book and his story was funny, sad, and inspirational all at the same time. The Philadelphia native did not waste a signal page of I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons, with filler and stayed true to himself. Thank you Kevin Hart for writing I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons.