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ISBN13: 9781439172957
ISBN10: 1439172951
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Grace Chambers, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Grace Chambers)
This book gives you a glance at the inner workings of the great mind of George Carlin. George is so smart and raw honest in the telling of his life story. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loved his comedic voice.
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cac, January 11, 2010 (view all comments by cac)
George should have been named a National Treasure, or at least "THE Jester Laureate"! This brilliant man told it like it was and is, stated what we were thinking and making us feel as if we had a voice in the public forum. His absence will be sharply felt, but at least we have his words locked forever on the page. While reading "Last Words", or George's previous books, you can hear his raspy voice delivering each remark, every witticism and comment on the absurdity of the human experience. Be careful where you read this book for you will undoubtedly break into raucous laughter, and when you do, you will be grateful for the genius that was George Carlin - ever the jester, never the fool.
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Carlin, George
Free Press
Hendra, Tony
Hendra, Tony
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Rich & Famous
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Comedians
Comedians -- United States.
Carlin, George
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Entertainment & Performing Arts
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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "For more than a decade before his 2008 death, groundbreaking stand-up comedian Carlin had been working on his autobiography with writer Hendra (Father Joe), who finished it by distilling hours of conversations with the irascible social commentator. Armed with an eye for detail and a seemingly photographic memory, Carlin retraces his life in full, chronicling petty crimes and stolen kisses, escalating drug problems and the death of his wife with unflinching honesty. He applies that same precision to the mechanics of comedy, giving would-be comics a veteran's insight into the dynamics of crowds, the structure of a performance and the importance (or unimportance) of the social and political landscape. Tracing his evolution as a comedian from the first time he made his mother laugh to performing for an empty room in Baltimore to the series of HBO specials he made over the course of his career, Carlin peppers his narrative with the routines that have made him famous (though this is no gagfest, a la Brain Droppings, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?, etc.). Throughout, Carlin comes off as a smart, humble everyman with a strong distaste for hypocrisy in all its forms; fans may be surprised at his discipline and drive, and anyone interested in comedy should find this autobio as illuminating as it is funny." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The autobiography that Carlin had nearly completed before he died, "Last Words" chronicles the late comedian's illustrious career. Includes commentary from Carlin's fellow comedian Hendra.
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