Last Words: A Memoir (Paperback)
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Last Words: A Memoir (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 16/12/2010
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With 14 HBO specials, five Grammys, a critical Supreme Court victory over censorship and countless appearances on the international comedy circuit, George Carlin saw it all and made fun of most of it. Here, he spares no details describing his life and career, discussing his personal battle with substance abuse, his often turbulent relationships with the women in his life and the politics that informed his stand-up routines. From the highs to the lows, Last Words is told with the same brash, unblinking honesty that defined George Carlin's life as a comedian.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781439191101
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 275 g
Dimensions: 203 x 139 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The book is at turns biting and touching, and often both, which is what you would expect from a man for whom the sacred was profane and the profane, sacred."

--"Entertainment Weekly"


."..frank and insightful..."

--"Time" magazine


"Seven particular words are associated with the late comedian George Carlin, and sentimental is not one of them. But that's the surprising portrait that emerges from "Last Words"."

--"Houston Chronicle"


"["Last Words"] sounds as if he is still with us, rested and ready to ridicule the latest cultural hypocrisies."

--"The Washington Times

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"For comedy fans, this book is vital. It's easily worth its weight in gold for the biting observations on showbiz and its personalities."

--"San Francisco Chronicle"


"This is not a collection of setups and punch lines, but a candid, fearless accounting of his life and art..."Last Words" shows a comic master at the height of his storytelling powers and with no limit to what he had left to say."

--"L.A. Times

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""Last Words", a posthumous autobiography from George Carlin, is a jazzy, inward-looking piece of work...as a chronicler of the working of his own mind, Carlin is terrific."

-- "The New York Times"


."..what "Last Words" ultimately reveals is how Carlin became a political protester, slam poet, cynic, polemicist and performance artist whose messages were delivered under the veneer of humor."

--"Washington Post"

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