This inspiring, honest, uproarious collection of essays traces Sebastian Maniscalco’s career from playing boxing rings and bowling alleys to reaching the pinnacles of comedy success.
At twenty-four, Sebastian Maniscalco arrived in LA with a suitcase and saved up minimum wages. He knew no one and nothing about standup comedy, but he was determined to go for it anyway.
At forty-four, he’s on the Forbes’ list of highest earning comedians, sells out arenas, and has starred in four hit comedy specials including Why Would You Do That? on Showtime.
Stay Hungry tells the story of the twenty years in between. On the way from clueless rube to standup superstar, Seb was booed off stages; survived on tips and stolen food; got advice from mentors Andrew Dice Clay, Vince Vaughn, Tony Danza, and Jerry Seinfeld; fell in love; and stayed true to his Italian-immigrant roots. The one code that always kept him going: stay hungry, keep focused, never give up, and one day, you’ll make it.
Best Book Ever
Truly inspirational. One of the best books published in a long time. I highly recommend it. I cannot say enough about this excellent piece of literary work. My mom and I (sophomore in high school) read it together and enjoyed every moment.
Light and Motivational
It’s also funny, especially if you read it in his voice (not out-loud). His drive in life to keep going, to think highly of himself, and to believe that no dream is too big, is motivating. It helps you put into perspective what standards you need to hold yourself to. But he is also humble about it; which is really the highlight. He truly accepts failures as life lessons, something we should strive by.
Big Sebastian fan and loved the book!
Couldn’t put it down!!