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Few comics make the transition from stage to page as smoothly or successfully as George Carlin. Brain Droppings spent a total of 40 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and this new one is certain to tickle even more ribs (and rattle a few more cages) with its characteristically ironic take on life's annoying universal truths.

In Napalm & Silly Putty, Carlin doesn't steer clear of the tough issues, preferring instead to look life boldly in the eye to pose the questions few dare to ask:

-- How can it be a spy satellite if they announce on TV that it's a spy satellite?

-- Why do they bother saying "raw sewage"? Do some people cook that stuff?

-- In the expression "topsy-turvy", what exactly is meant by "turvy"?

And he makes some startling observations, including:

-- Most people with low self-esteem have earned it.

-- Guys don't seem to be called "Lefty" anymore.

-- Most people don't know what they're doing, and a lot of them are really good at it.

Carlin also waxes wickedly philosophical on all sorts of subjects, including:

-- Kids — They're not all cute. In fact, if you look at them closely, some of them are rather unpleasant looking. And a lot of them don't smell too good either.

-- Death Row — If you're condemned to die they have to give you one last meal of your own request. What is that all about? A group of people plan to kill you, so they want you to eat something you like?

Add to the mix "The Ten Most Embarrassing Songs of All Time", "The 20th Century Hostility Scoreboard", and "People I Can Do Without", and you have an irresistibly insouciant assortment of musings, questions, assertions, and assumptions guaranteed to please the millions of fans waiting for the next Carlin collection — and the millions more waiting to discover this comic genius.

Synopsis:

With hundreds of sold-out concert dates each year, over 20 albums, two Grammys, two Cable ACE awards, and more HBO specials that anyone else, George Carlin is more popular than ever. Now Carlin's New York Times bestselling book comes to paperback. Filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiosities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other delicious verbal ordeals, Brain Droppings is drop-dead funny.

About the Author

George Carlin, author of three bestsellers, has released twenty-three comedy albums; appeared in sixteen feature films; written and performed fourteen HBO specials; received four Grammy Awards; and been nominated for five Emmy Awards. He was the recipient of the American Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award and was recently named the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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Edward Hahn, August 20, 2011 (view all comments by Edward Hahn)
I grabbed "Brain Droppings" out of my bookcase for something to read while waiting for a friend who is always late.

It is now a few days later and I have postponed finishing the book I was reading so I could finish this one - great plot, absorbing characters, riveting dialogue, can't wait to see the movie. (And if you believe that, Carlin is not for you.)

Carlin, who died recently, was, in my opinion, one of the funniest people around. I happened to catch him at one of his last shows in Vegas in February, 2008 titled "It's All Bullshit and It's Bad for You." Two things about the show stick in my memory: one, laughing so hard that my sides hurt and two, noticing the young couple sitting in front of me get up and walk out about half-way through the show. I guess while he was breaking me up he was insulting them. That's George Carlin.

Some of the content of "Brain Droppings" had me laughing out loud, much to the consternation of people around me. That alone indicates how seldom written humor really makes people laugh. There were also parts that made me laugh uncomfortably because as much as I would like to pretend that I am as cynical as Carlin, the truth is I have my hang-ups and he got after them. Good to know where I'm still touchy.

Not much else to say except, I just grabbed "Napalm & Putty" out of my bookcase. I guess I need more laughs.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786883219
Author:
Carlin, George
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Comedians
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series Volume:
199
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 9.04 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , With hundreds of sold-out concert dates each year, over 20 albums, two Grammys, two Cable ACE awards, and more HBO specials that anyone else, George Carlin is more popular than ever. Now Carlin's New York Times bestselling book comes to paperback. Filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiosities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other delicious verbal ordeals, Brain Droppings is drop-dead funny.
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