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11 January 2010

Last Words: A Memoir by George Carlin


Last Words: A Memoir by George Carlin
(Kindle Edition)
As one of America's preeminent comedic voices, 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 acer-bic humor with never-before-told stories from his own life.  From the heights of stardom to the low points few knew about, Last Words is told with the same razor-sharp honesty that made Carlin one of the best loved comedians in American history.

I've been a fan of George Carlin for years.  When I was a child I use to sneak my dad’s George Carlin Class Clown album into my bedroom just to hear and laugh at the explicit lyrics!  I was ecstatic when I saw him perform in Colorado Springs, he was a brilliant comedian.  In Last Words Carlin tells of his painful days struggling with alcohol and drug abuse both himself and his wife. He also shows how difficult it was trying to be a father, husband, son, and performer on the road.  I had no idea he had experienced so many hard times in his life.  Last Words is filled with raw humor and pain, any fan will certainly appreciate this book, and you wouldn’t be disappointed.

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