Professional comic ranter Denis Leary once said, “My biggest regret in life is that I didn’t hit John Denver in the mouth while I had the chance.” Leary puts his vitriol to paper with his new book, Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid . He goes on and on about child-rearing, rehab, religion, pets, Starbucks, you and me, probably.

Mon., Dec. 1, 7 p.m., 2008

LA Weekly