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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
George Carlin was and is a huge influence on the way I view the world. Whenever I need an inspirational pep talk, I watch or listen to one of his live performances. On my Facebook account, for my "religion" I put George Carlin. I miss him so much. This book is a wonderful story of a wonderful Man's life.
What a Gift
This man was a credit to his species. It's the book I wanted least to end, ever.
My first George Carlin experience was watching Jammin in NY on HBO when I was 10 or 11. I still remember the thrill of watching something with curse words for the first time and genuinely funny observations of us as human beings.
Even at that young of an age, he was able to make me think and start to question and observe my surroundings more. The adjective that always describes such a person is: prolific. Which stands true and will always stand true.
I hope that George Carlin lives on through our memories of him and that we pass down the works and pieces we've seen to the next generation so that they may be enlightened by him.