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Publisher Comments:

George Carlins legendary irreverence and iconoclasm are on full display in When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops as he vainly scours the American landscape for signs of intelligence in his third national bestseller. Ranging from his absurdist side (Message from a Cockroach; TV News: The Death of Humpty Dumpty; Tips for Serial Killers) to his unerring ear for American speech (Politician Talk; Societal Clichs; Euphemisms: 13 sections) to his unsparing views on America and its values (War, God, Stuff Like That; Zero Tolerance; Tired of the Handi-crap), Carlin delivers everything that his fans expect, and then adds a few surprises.

Review:

"There's no better way to enjoy one of Carlin's books than to hear him read it himself. With his gravelly voice, Carlin sounds like a foul-mouthed, grumpy grandfather as he riffs on everything from politics and the improper use of language to plane-boarding etiquette and the differences between the sexes. He's alternately crude ('Every evening at seven-thirty, citizens and consumers get a chance to sound off and air their complaints. Don't miss Blow It Out Your Ass!...') and outrageously funny (such as when he compares people of faith to UFO believers), and he's always irreverent ('A children's museum sounds like a good idea, but I would imagine it's not very easy to breathe inside the little glass cases'). The one topic that gets under his skin is euphemisms and, related to that, political correctness: 'I can remember when I was young that poor people lived in slums. Not anymore. These days, the economically disadvantaged occupy substandard housing in the inner cities. It's so much nicer for them.' Needless to say, Carlin has his comic timing down pat. His energetic reading is punctuated by conversational bits ('Hah? Whaddya think? Maybe?') and enhanced by his deft vocal variation (such as when he's narrating the 'Continuing Story of Mary & Joseph'), making listeners will feel as if they've got a front-row seat at one of his comedy shows. Simultaneous release with the Hyperion hardcover (Forecasts, Sept. 20). (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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9781401399160
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When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
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Subject:
General
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Form - Essays
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General Humor
Edition Description:
Audio
Publication Date:
19000101
Binding:
CD-audio EDITION DESCITLE: Pretty Little Liars #10: Ruthless 9c Mix Flr
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.90x5.29x.77 in. .37 lbs.

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Product details pages Hyperion Books - English 9781401399160 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "There's no better way to enjoy one of Carlin's books than to hear him read it himself. With his gravelly voice, Carlin sounds like a foul-mouthed, grumpy grandfather as he riffs on everything from politics and the improper use of language to plane-boarding etiquette and the differences between the sexes. He's alternately crude ('Every evening at seven-thirty, citizens and consumers get a chance to sound off and air their complaints. Don't miss Blow It Out Your Ass!...') and outrageously funny (such as when he compares people of faith to UFO believers), and he's always irreverent ('A children's museum sounds like a good idea, but I would imagine it's not very easy to breathe inside the little glass cases'). The one topic that gets under his skin is euphemisms and, related to that, political correctness: 'I can remember when I was young that poor people lived in slums. Not anymore. These days, the economically disadvantaged occupy substandard housing in the inner cities. It's so much nicer for them.' Needless to say, Carlin has his comic timing down pat. His energetic reading is punctuated by conversational bits ('Hah? Whaddya think? Maybe?') and enhanced by his deft vocal variation (such as when he's narrating the 'Continuing Story of Mary & Joseph'), making listeners will feel as if they've got a front-row seat at one of his comedy shows. Simultaneous release with the Hyperion hardcover (Forecasts, Sept. 20). (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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