Last Words

Last Words

Large Print - 2010
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The autobiography of one of America's preeminent comedic voices, recipient of five Grammy Awards and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.In 1993 George Carlin asked his friend, author Tony Hendra, to help him write his autobiography. For almost fifteen years, in scores of conversations, the two discussed Carlin's life, times, and evolution as a major artist. When Carlin died in June 2008 with the book still unpublished, Hendra assembled it as his friend would have wanted. Last Words is the rollicking, wrenching story of Carlin's life, as well as a parting gift of laughter to the world of comedy.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2010
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410424167
Branch Call Number: 792.76 C194a 2010
Characteristics: 513 p. (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Hendra, Tony


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Sep 16, 2018

Similar to Brain Droppings, this book is basically just Mr. Carlin's comedy act in print. As much as I love George Carlin and his brand of comedy; as much as I love reading his books and his material, I would rather WATCH him perform. You get the power behind the jokes better.

Feb 10, 2016

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

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".

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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