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This ebook features added multimedia content: an interview with George Carlin’s daughter Kelly about life with her dad, and a tribute video with interviews with Susie Essman, Michael Ian Black, Richard Belzer, George Wendt, and Jeffrey Ross, who talk about Carlin’s incredible ability to make people laugh.
One of the undisputed heavyweight champions of American comedy, with nineteen appearances on the Johnny Carson show, thirteen HBO specials, five Grammys, and a critical Supreme Court battle over censorship under his belt, George Carlin saw it all throughout his extraordinary fifty-year career, and made fun of most of it. Last Words is the story of the man behind some of the most seminal comedy of the last half century, blending his signature acerbic humor with never-before-told stories from his own life, including encounters with a Who’s Who of 1970s celebrity—from Lenny Bruce to Hugh Hefner—and the origins of some of his most famous standup routines. Carlin’s early conflicts, his long struggle with substance abuse, his turbulent relationships with his family, and his triumphs over catastrophic setbacks all fueled the unique comedic worldview he brought to the stage. From the heights of stardom to the low points few knew about, Last Words is told with the same razor-sharp wit and unblinking honesty that made Carlin one of the best-loved comedians in American history
Best Book I've Read This Year
Anyone who has seen George Carlin perform stand-up or be interviewed - you know he is an amazing human being with incredible insight into himself and because his insight into self is so deep, his understanding of the human experience more broadly also cuts deep.
For anyone on a creative journey - this book is a must read. George describes beautifully where he was at creatively at each step of his journey, how he was feeling and where he was heading. I really enjoyed the insights into the business but also George's honest comments on comedy, other comics and others in the industry he encountered.
The insights into the life of a ground-breaking artist are equally matched with some powerful insights into his personal and family life.
I am not as good with words as George, but buy the book and read it. It is worth it.
This book is an entertaining warts and all journey though the life and career of a pretty funny and out of the box thinking person. This comes from a person that really doesn't read much at all.
I wish he lived a bit longer so I could see him live.
Arrogant and a pig, what a Great read.