REVIEW | I Can’t Make This Up

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I Can’t Make This Up book review

Kevin Hart

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I LOVE KEVIN HART

I’ve never laughed as hard as I did that one night my boyfriend and I watched ‘Let Me Explain’ back when it was on Netflix. If somehow you don’t know who Kevin Hart is, go watch basically any of his stand up shows and thank me later.

I Can’t Make This Up is Kevin Hart’s autobiographical rags-to-riches story, growing up in some pretty difficult circumstances, but telling it like an episode of Everybody Hates Chris. Surprisingly, between comedic bursts, Hart gets pretty introspective, dropping truth bombs here and there which seem to be a nod to his success.

Life is a story. It’s full of chapters. And the beauty of life is that not only do you get to choose how you interpret each chapter, but your interpretation writes the next chapter. It determines whether it’s comedy or tragedy, fairy tale or horror story, rags-to-riches or riches-to-rags

I was hooked from the get go. Hart is obviously a fantastic story teller and put his comedic shine on even the worst circumstances – like his drugged up father stealing all of the equipment out of his brother’s salon, or intense fights with his wife that need to be intervened by the police. With all the heat the media has on Hart for his scandalous affairs, it’s easy to think that he was just a rascal that let the fame go to his head, but his novel really drills in the fact that he had to hustle just like the rest of us.

If you’re too weak to handle failure and disappointment, then you’re too weak to handle success, which will only end up damaging your life and happiness.

I really think this one sells itself. Do not miss out on the audiobook! The little funny bits here and there are hilarious and he characterises his family and friends in such a believable way. Loved it.


In writing this review I got incredibly sidetracked by watching Kevin Hart videos on YouTube LOL. Are there any comedians out there that you would recommend? Shoot me a comment down below!

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