Rock This!

ISBN: 0786885602
ISBN 13: 9780786885602
By: Chris Rock

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About this book

The National Bestseller--now in trade paperback! From today's hottest stand-up comic--heir to Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy and known for his Emmy Award-winning HBO Specials and The Chris Rock Show--comes this edgy, no-holds-barred humor book about race, relationships, and politics.

Reader's Thoughts


This is a funny book. Chris Rock invites us into his world.


proof that 99% of chris rock's hilarity is his performance/delivery. on paper, his comedy just comes off as bigoted. i only laughed out loud once, which normally would be fine, but chris rock is my favorite comedian so i was truly disappointed.


Rock ThisChris Rock242pgsHyperion0-7868-8941-1This is a hilarious and extreme book created by Chris Rock, a well-known comedian. Chris Rock explores all the usual issues and taboo issues of America such as our prison system, racism, government, economy, drrug problem,e.t.c. While he's talking about these issues, he cracks jokes that would make even the most serious person laugh. He takes a lot of shots at O.J. and the possibility of a black leader, but most of his jokes are varied.Even thought Chris Rock is silly most of the time, he puts up some good points like: the prison system of America isn't tough enough, racism is present most of the time, and our government doesn't do enough to help out the needy.Chris Rock exagerates most of the issues to make a good joke, but he ties all to one main theme: Life is full of many hardships and anything that is derogoratory to people makes it even worse.This book may be conteversial and too much for some people to handle, but in the end you learn from someone else's point of view and laugh in the process. Read this book and learn to poke fun at some of the ridiculus things that happen in our nation.


Great book. If you want to laugh then read this book.


THE BEST BOOK EVER!! He's a sociologist's dream come true. He truly is a social commentator, and manages to make you laugh with his keen observations. He needs to write MORE!

Moni Novak

It was okay...very dated in terms of references.


I love the way a lot of his humor has a point like Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce.

Heather Banta

I read this book on a quiet Greyhound bus ride from Wisconsin to Texas. That was 13 years ago so I don't remember it. What I DO remember and will never forget, is my constant embarrassment at cracking up laughing out loud on a quiet bus! Therefore, 5 stars!


This was a great book, very funny look inside Chris Rock's brain & the way he perceives other people.I wasn't really a fan of his movies or time on SNL, but this book was great!

Quanah Edwards

This was my beach read a few years ago. As I read it, I had Rock's voice in my head. It was funny and I had a smile on my face while reading it. He makes a lot of good points and says a lot of things people are a little hesitant to talk about.


Naughty and fun!


the thing is, rock is just way funnier to hear than in print. i wish the book was funnier, but it his stuff just doesn't translate to the page as well....

Mitch Romig

I was disappointed that large portions of this are basically a transcription of his act from this time. That said, it was a really great act and is still entertaining to read.

Tamara Evans

When I first bought this book, I didn't really give it a chance and ended up giving it away.However, once I did read it, I felt like a moron for letting such a funny and insightful book go to waste.In Rock This, Chris Rock leaves no stone unturned as he examines various topics from race relations to dating. The reason why I like this book so much is because Chris Rock doesn't just make fun of certain things but instead, he jokes about everything. Also,I agree with a lot of topics that he brings up in this book. The one thing that sets this book apart from others like it is that the author also makes fun of himself. Within the course of this book,Rock talks about how he dropped out of high school and got a G.E.D. which he says stands for a "good enough diploma." By making fun of himself as well as other topics, the reader realizes that Chris Rock is flawed just like anybody else. Probably the best thing about this book is how well the book relates to the reader. As for me, I loved this book. Not only did I fully relate to what the author was saying but also, I came away with more insight and a deeper understanding about people. So, for anyone who wants to read a extremely funny book, this is the one for you.

Rhodesia Jackson

This book had me crying with laughter. It was funny in 2002.

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