Reality Check - Mike

Reality Check

By Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino & Andy Symonds

  • Release Date: 2023-12-19
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 142 Ratings


Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino gives fans the inside scoop they've been begging for with his explosive tell-all.

In this page-turning whirlwind of action-packed, unbelievable stories, Mike paints a raw and uncensored picture of his rise to stardom, steep fall, and amazing renaissance, all told with unwavering honesty. Divulging everything from drug-fueled orgies to what really happened behind the scenes of reality television's most loved and dysfunctional family, Mike's book reveals all for the first time.

In his familiar, straightforward voice, he hilariously tells of intoxicated run-ins with celebrities like The Rock, Robert Downey Jr., Drake, Jay Leno, Leonardo DiCaprio, David Hasselhoff, Jason Statham, Lil Wayne, Kristin Cavallari, Whoopi Goldberg, and more. Alongside the comical moments, he describes more poignant events, such as the frantic searches for opiates to sate excruciating withdrawals, including one such time in Italy, which led to the infamous wall headbutt fight with Ronnie.

No punches are pulled in this unfiltered tale, relating Mike's darkest thoughts after trying heroin, going to prison, and grieving his wife's tragic miscarriages. However, like in all true redemption stories, Mike never gave up, and readers are sure to be inspired by his determination to get clean and sober and become the man he is today. With pure candor and vulnerability, he delivers details on the mindset that got him through those dark times and onto the enlightened, sober path he walks today. Through personal anecdotes and invaluable life lessons, Mike teaches readers how to overcome obstacles and embrace change. From conquering personal demons to finding redemption, he proves that it's never too late to turn your life around and make the best of any situation.

Get ready for a reality check like no other as you immerse yourself in Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino's exhilarating memoir.


  • Amazing to the end

    By Kade68
    What an amazing story all the way to the end. I never knew exactly what Mike went through but I tell ya it's a wander he is still alive. He came out a better man and I am so happy for him and his whole Family. You go Sitch.
  • Powerful

    By VivianaYazmin
    What an amazingly powerful life story! After watching him on TV for so many years you can hear his voice as you read his story.
  • Great!

    By Citygirlk09
    Loved this book and how honest Mike was, wish there was a bit more Jersey Shore behind the scenes info but all in all very good!
  • Awesome

    By Ngn7d
    Beautifully written, honest and humorous! What an inspiring story!! Great read, I couldn’t put it down, and finished it in a day.
  • Phenomenal book

    By Dingshit
    This book is outstanding. Very juicy, well written, and most of all inspiring. Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down.
  • 10/10 best book I’ve read in years.

    By EPbooks
    Like a movie that i couldn’t stop watching. A testament to life. Relatable in more ways than one. Gripping, impactful, thrilling, loud, gentle, real as it gets and inspiring. What a book. Must read for all.
  • In love with this book:)

    By Myah and Noah Mama
    I absolutely loved this story. I read this book in 3 days :) I’m bout to buy the other one now . I know it has to be good . Thank you Mike for sharing your story.
  • Recovery is possible I promise

    By rosequartz21
    I have been a Jersey Shore fan since it all began! I can relate to Mike with addiction and getting clean. I myself have almost 7 years. Mike gets as real as it gets in his book and I cried my eyes out reading mikes recovery story because I so can relate…”I didn’t come this far just to come this far” has become my mantra! Recovery is possible for anyone struggling. Reach out You’re never alone.
  • Read it in 2 days - couldn’t put it down

    By Aleob123
    Such an inspirational book. I’ve watched Jersey Shore since the beginning and reading Mike’s’ story was truly amazing. It had be going back to watch the shows again, to see what he was talking about during various episodes. It’s like , you thought you knew, but you had no idea. Great job!
  • Excellent

    By Dale18wed
    Mike holds nothing back! Great read