Tucker Max graduated with high honors from the University of Chicago in 1998 and received an academic scholarship to Duke Law School, where he graduated in 2001, despite the fact that he spent part of one semester--while still enrolled in classes--living in Cancun. He took these degrees and set out to help the world--by drinking, hooking up, acting like an jerk, and then writing about it. The result, I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL, is a collection of first-person tales of sex, alcohol, and mayhem that transport the reader into Tucker's comical, perverse, and oftentimes surreal world. Tucker will admit that many of his antics are completely juvenile and without excuse, but he approaches the stories of his life with brutal honesty, sparing no one, especially not himself.
I read this book because I used to love reading the stories on the website. I thought, though, that the book would be more polished and edited. I especially thought it would be edited since Tucker Max thanks his editor at the beginning. But this book was so full of typos and verb tense shifts that I got really hung up on why those things weren't caught. I also didn't laugh out loud as much as I did when reading the website. I'd say save your time and money and just read the website. At least online, you expect a more raw read than you do for a published book.
If there is a line to be crossed, Tucker Max will not just cross the line, he'll throw a party over it. This book is fantastic. Now in my opinion you have to be of the proper age roughly anywhere between high school and about your 30's to really enjoy this book. The discription is just like the book. He gets dangerously drunk and sleeps with more women in say a month than most peopel do in their lifetime. If you are easily offended by the drunk rude guy at the bar then don't read this! As far was the book versus the website, the stories on the website are the same in the book www.tuckermax.com. This had me in stiches throughout the whole book and I really would encourage people to read it.