Tucker Max to No Longer Write Like Tucker Max

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Like George Lucas before him, controversial author Tucker Max has taken to the media this week to declare his own retirement — at least when it comes to the best-selling "beers, bros, and bitches" genre he's known for. "I publicly, explicitly retire," the 36-year-old Max tells Forbes. "I want to be free to move on with my life, and I think the way I have to do that [is] to set a public end to this." The I Hope They Sell Beer in Hell writer confesses that he's spent the last several months undergoing Freudian psychoanalysis, and it shows: "So many people describe my book as just pure id. What I’m trying to do now is to connect my ego and my superego to my id," he says. "I’m trying to understand, why was I doing all this stuff? Why was I acting this way?" Though Max says he'll still be writing new stories, he claims to have completely curbed his debauched habits and his penchant for sleeping around. "I never thought I would do that forever. There are many people who are envious of what I do, and they’re like, 'you can’t do this forever,' blah-blah-blah. And I’m like, 'Well, who said I would?'" Indeed, it seems that even Max has maxed out on Max.