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A Hard Kick in the Nuts

Written by: Stephen "Steve-O" Glover,David Peisner - contributor
Narrated by: Stephen "Steve-O" Glover
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Publisher's Summary

Stephen "Steve-O" Glover—social media icon, comedy-touring stalwart, and star of Jacka-s—delivers a hilarious and practical guide to recovery, relationships, career, and how to keep thriving long after you should be dead.

Steve-O is best known for his wildly dangerous, foolish, painful, embarrassing, and sometimes death-defying stunts. At age 48, however, he faces his greatest challenge yet: getting older. A Hard Kick in the Nuts: What I’ve Learned from a Lifetime of Terrible Decisions is a captivating exploration of life and how to live it by an individual who has already lived way more than a lifetime’s worth of extreme experiences. Steve-O grapples with the right balance between maturity and staying true to yourself, not repeating your “greatest hits,” maintaining sobriety and a healthy regimen, avoiding selfishness, and finding the right partner for life.

Having built a gargantuan and loyal social media following while establishing a successful stand-up career—all after a couple of decades of dubious behavior—Steve-O is proof that anyone can find meaning and fulfillment in life, no matter what path they choose. Packed with self-deprecating wit and gruelingly earned wisdom, A Hard Kick in the Nuts will reverberate with listeners everywhere who have lived a lot (sometimes too much) and are now wondering how to approach the years to come. Or maybe just need some good motivation to get out of bed tomorrow. One of many tips: Be your own harshest critic, then cut yourself a break, and enjoy this book. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2022 Stephen "Steve-O" Glover (P)2022 Hachette Books

Critic Reviews

“I read this book all in one sitting. I am first of all blown away by Steve-O’s continued sobriety and also his honesty and complete transparency in writing this wonderful book. Eternally proud of my brother.”—Johnny Knoxville

“The way Steve-O has turned his life around is just incredible. It’s all in this book!”—Dana White, President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship

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  • Kevin M
  • 02-11-22

Professional Idiot: Leftovers

I love Steveo, been following him for 20 years. I loved his first book Professional Idiot, everyone can enjoy it. This book, A Hard Kick In The Nuts, holds some great wisdom and is sometimes entertaining, but I can not recommend it to people who are not already fans of Steveo. Don't forget to check out his podcast Wild Ride, there's some dope guests.

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  • tracy
  • 03-02-23

Good!

I never thought I’d identify so much with steveo but here we are! This was a good book that helped me look at myself.

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  • Victor R.
  • 03-02-23

exactly what I expected in a great way

stevo does a great job using his ex issues to push him forward in life

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  • Chelsey
  • 21-01-23

Great story

Great story with a lot of good nuggets of advice for adding millennials and anyone else

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  • PPP
  • 15-01-23

Great ongoing redemption story

Never liked Stevo but I do now!
Life learned the hard way by Stevo is funny!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-23

Absolutely amazing advice from a man whose seen a lot in life.

Great advice, hilarious stories, hope in recovery. Steveo paints a beautiful picture of life here.

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  • jill
  • 06-01-23

Steve O is out of touch

Steve O needs to remember that the majority of his audience aren’t rich and famous people so giving us advice through his stories comes across as some rich famous prick who can get whatever he wants at the snap of his fingers acting as though he’s “struggled”. Sure, he’s struggled with addiction, absolutely. Every last one of his problems are just… silly. The sex addiction thing, ok I see how it could be a problem but the rest of us little guys are lucky to get laid once or twice a year by a land whale. Marriage is out of the question nowadays.

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  • Tommy Griffith
  • 06-01-23

Amazing performance and book!

What can I say? this book is absolutely one of the best audiobooks I have ever listened to! Great job Steve-O !

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  • Devan G
  • 06-01-23

Lifelong Steve-O Fan

Whether it be from making my own Jackass inspired, stupidity filled videos, to Wild Ride, or his books; Steve-O has been an inspiration to me for 20+ years now. Seeing him get sober definitely helped me “keep my nose clean” too, and turn my own life around.

Thank you, Steve-O.

Yeah dude!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-01-23

Steve O

It just fucking rules. Good listen! Worth the time and money spent! Great insight I wouldn’t have expected.

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  • James David Harris
  • 17-10-22

This book is a wild ride!

I loved everything about this book, and it has helped me to realise that I probably have an unhealthy relationship with sugary foods. Thanks Steve-O!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-01-23

Such an interesting life

First time using audio books. Picked the right one to start with could listen to Steve-O stories and wisdom forever.

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  • tony lloyd
  • 29-12-22

Really helped

I really enjoyed this book. I have been listening to it on my commute to and from work. There are some points that I will definitely work on and think they will be really helpful to me

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  • James Banks
  • 20-12-22

loved it. what a legend

I am so glad SteveO narrated this book fully. I've taken away quite alot and even though he is a Jackass he has heeps of life experience that can actually help others.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-22

yeah dude!

loved it, also loved that steve-o took the time to narrate the book start to finish.

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  • Shane Seknot
  • 21-11-22

A man we thought would be dead

Great look from a perspective few have, solid advice for younger nut jobs.
Steve-o is genuinely humbling to listen to, Im old enough to have seen his earliest stuff, and what he's done in life now and his honest yet brash recount of the how's and why's is riddled with gems for people who might find other 'self-help' books to clinical or judgemental.
if you've followed him or don't know him since Jackass and his early stunts, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-22

most useful self help for non neural typical folk

loved
read so many self help and memoirs this is one of the most useful and entertaining
highly recommend ⭐