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May 17, 2017

How Adam Carolla saved my life

It's no exaggeration to say that Loveline taught me more life skills than anything else in my life (at least from the ages of 19-24 or so). I listened to the show obsessively - sometimes 3 or 4 episodes a day - for years, and I soaked it all up like a sponge because every show helped one more piece of the puzzle called life click into place. When it comes to life advice, in my opinion what makes it stick (as opposed to going in one ear and out the other) is that you trust the person you're hearing it from - you listen to what they tell you because you believe that they understand you and where you're coming from. And that's why Adam's words resonated with me so deeply: the way we grew up was scarily similar, with moderately-but-not-severely dysfunctional hippie moms and plenty of stories about being…
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