Last Words

Last Words

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Born in New York City in 1937, George Dennis Patrick Carlin was one of the greatest and most influential stand-up comedians of all time. He appeared on ?The Tonight Show? more than 130 times, starred in an unprecedented 14 HBO Specials, hosted the first ?Saturday Night Live? and penned three New York Times bestselling books. Of the 23 solo albums recorded by Mr. Carlin, 11 were Grammy nominated and he took home the coveted statue five times including a 2001 Grammy win for Best Spoken Comedy Album for his reading of his best seller Brain Droppings. In 2002, Carlin was awarded the ?Freedom of Speech Award? by the First Amendment Center in cooperation with the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, and he was the named 11th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in June of 2008. George Carlin passed away at age 71 on June 22, 2008 in Santa Monica, California.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2009
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439172957
Branch Call Number: 792.7 C194L
Characteristics: xviii, 297 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hendra, Tony

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PearlyKayAm1
Feb 10, 2016

Interesting autobiography including a couple of his most famous stand-up routines. Well worth reading for his fans.

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Kagamusha
Jul 14, 2015

Oh, George, We Hardly Knew Thee...Until you read this book. It's like talking to George and getting in on his thoughts throughout his long career. Although, many thoughts and fears that I wouldn't have expected. The icing on the cake is many routines, exampled in print...copy them now, with an Amen for St. George - the Comedy Slayer. (See my beard...).
PS: this book is much better than "Seven Dirty Words".

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PearlyBaker
Jun 01, 2015

It was just okay for me. I mean he kind of skimmed over his life with very few details. I guess I was expecting a memorable story like Johnny Cash kicking opiates, hallucinating and ripping the carpet up with his bare hands for just one more pill. And another gripe, like too many memoirs it was kind of boring to me after he stopped staying awake for weeks at a time on cocaine talking to five friends who weren't even there. I did however appreciate his wife's take on AA when she finally had to walk away from there. It seemed like too trendy of an organization for a Carlin to be in anyway.

LocketLibrarian Aug 10, 2013

Love George Carlin, interesting to hear his side of his career, warts and all

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