I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
|I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell|
|Cover artist||Erin Tyler|
|Publication date||January 2006|
|Preceded by||Belligerence and Debauchery: The Tucker Max Stories|
|Followed by||Assholes Finish First|
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell is a book of autobiographical short stories about sex and drinking adventures written by Tucker Max. It was a New York Times #1 bestseller and has made the Best Seller List each year from 2006 to 2011. It has sold over one million copies worldwide, including 400,000 copies in 2009 alone. The book was subsequently made into a feature film of the same title.
Composed of short stories narrated by the author, the book often focuses on the narrator's humorous excess. The stories deal with themes such as the author's views on women, drinking (often to excess), insulting people, and embarrassing sexual encounters. A sequel, Assholes Finish First, was released by Simon and Schuster on September 28, 2010.
The following stories are in the book, but were not previously published on Max's website:
- Everyone has "that" friend
- Quite the vacation
- Tucker goes to Vegas
- The Foxfield Weekend
- My Key West Trip
- This'll just hurt a little
- She won't take no for an answer
- The Sex Stories
- The Dog Vomit Story
- The Midland, Texas Story
- The Worst Tucker Story Ever
The following stories are in the book and on Max's website:
- The Night We Almost Died
- The UT Weekend
- The Absinthe Donuts Story
- The Famous Sushi Pants Story
- The Now Infamous Tucker Max Charity Auction Debacle
- The Blowjob Follies
- Tucker Fucks a Fat Girl; Hilarity Ensues
- The Austin Road Trip
- Girl Almost Beats Tucker at his Own Game
- Tucker Tries Buttsex; Hilarity Does Not Ensue
- The Pee Blame
- Tucker Goes to a Hockey Game
- The Most Disturbing Conversation Ever
- Tucker Ruptures his Appendix
- Tucker Has a Moment of Reflection; Ends Poorly
Max, along with George Ouzounian (known more commonly by his pen name, Maddox), is considered a founding author of the 21st century literary genre "fratire". The term was introduced by The New York Times reporter Warren St. John in a 2006 article titled Dude, Here's My Book. The genre is characterized by masculine themes and could be considered the male equivalent of chick lit. Both Max and Maddox resent the label, and have pointed out that neither of them were ever in fraternities.
Scandal and Misogyny
Max has been criticized as a misogynist and came under fire when a letter written by a Kappa Sigma fraternity brother at USC surfaced in 2011 asking its participant to submit hook-up stories in "Tucker Max format".
- NYT Bestseller List Paperback Nonfiction 2/5/06
- NYT Bestseller List Paperback Nonfiction 5/7/07
- NYT Bestseller List Paperback Nonfiction 4/13/08
- NYT Bestseller List Paperback Nonfiction 1/2/09
- NYT Bestseller List Paperback Nonfiction 1/1/10
- NYT Bestseller List Paperback Nonfiction 11/08/09
- NYT Bestseller List Paperback Nonfiction 4/10/11
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- "Facts & Figures 2009 Revised". Publishers Weekly. 2010-04-05.
- Tucker Max. "Assholes Finish last". Amazon. Retrieved 2008-01-14.
- "Assholes Finish First". Rudius Media. Retrieved 2008-01-15.[dead link]
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