Name a celebrity who does more to defend free speech than Adam Carolla.
It’s not easy, is it?
Ricky Gervais is fighting the good fight, no doubt. So are Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle, Dave Landau and John Cleese. Sorry, Stern fans, but Howard isn’t doing all he can these days now that he’s dialed back on his own rhetoric.
Stern’s “Bleep the FCC” days are but a memory.
Carolla stands above the rest. Think his vital documentary “No Safe Spaces,” his unexpurgated rants and refusal to apologize to the PC Police.
The New York Times’ best seller is about to double down.
The podcast giant’s upcoming book, “I’m Your Emotional Support Animal: Navigating Our All Woke, No Joke Culture,” drops May 26.
Carolla’s first book’s title alone now sounds brave given the tenor of the times -- “In 50 Years We’ll All Be Chicks.” His latest has far more cultural rot to process.
Here’s a sneak peak at “I’m Your Emotional Support Animal” from the press blurb.
… Carolla examines how our culture devolved from one that created real warriors who fought world wars to one that spawns social justice warriors who fight Twitter wars. He gives his first-hand, hilarious, account of interacting with a pre-president Trump and takes on “emotional support animal” owners who proclaim their victimhood at every airport. He stands up for the collateral damage of the #MeToo movement and for freedom of speech on “safe space”-strewn college campuses. Turning to social media, Carolla takes down the “hashtag heroes” who signal their virtue daily from atop Twitter mountain. And in the era of the Roomba and meals-on-demand delivery services, he looks down the road at our not-so-bright future as a species.
The Amazon notes on the book include this nugget:
He takes on those who are traumatized by Trump and “emotional support animal” owners who proclaim their victimhood at every airport.
“I felt it was time to tear our society a new one, like I did with my first book. But I knew I needed, and I’m glad I found, a publisher brave enough to let me speak my truth and be my best self. #I’mAHero,” Carolla said in a press statement.
It’s the book we need now … more than ever.
Plus, the heroes in the fight for free speech could use some reinforcements. For every victory, like Gervais’ killer monologue at the Golden Globes and J.K. Rowling standing up to the woke mob, there are defeats (Mario Lopez apologizing for sharing sane thoughts about three-year-old children).
The fight is far from over, but Carolla shows no sign of stepping away from the battlefield.