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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.Last Words By George Carlin PDF
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
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Born in New York City in 1937, George Dennis Patrick Carlin was one of the greatest and most influential stand-up comedians of all time. He appeared on “The Tonight Show” more than 130 times, starred in an unprecedented thirteen HBO Specials, hosted the first “Saturday Night Live” and penned three New York Times bestselling books. Of the twenty-three solo albums recorded by Mr. Carlin, eleven were Grammy nominated and he took home the coveted statue five times including a 2001 Grammy win for Best Spoken Comedy Album for his reading of his best seller Brain Droppings. In 2002, Carlin was awarded the “Freedom of Speech Award” by the First Amendment Center in cooperation with the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, and he was the named eleventh recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in June of 2008. George Carlin passed away at age seventy-one on June 22, 2008 in Santa Monica, California.
Tony Hendra was recently described by The Independent of London as “one of the most brilliant comic talents of the post-war period” He began his comedic career with Graham Chapman of Monty Python, appeared six times on the Ed Sullivan Show, was one of the original editors of National Lampoon, edited the classic parody Not The New York Times, starred in This Is Spinal Tap, and co-created and co-produced the long-running British satirical series Spitting Image for which he was nominated for a British Academy Award. He has written or edited dozens of books, most of them satirical, with the exception of two New York Times bestsellers: Brotherhood (2001) and Father Joe (2004). He is a senior member of the Board of the nation-wide story-telling community, The Moth.
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- Identification Number : B002U4XPK6
- Publisher : Free Press; Reprint edition (October 24, 2009)
- Publication date : October 24, 2009
- Language : English
- File size : 85847 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 322 pages
- Page numbers source International Standard Book Number : 1439191107
- Lending : Not Enabled
June 15, 2020
“Last Words” is, by far the greatest memoir I have ever read that explains the comic genius behind it’s author, the late, great George Carlin. Written right before he died in 2008, he tells of his childhood, growing up in New York City (as alluded to on “Class Clown”), his start in stand-up comedy and evolution from Prime Time & Late Night television to the great albums & HBO specials from 1972 till 2008. He also discusses frankly his problems with substance abuse and recovery, as well as his massive heart attack, which was a key factor to his major approach to his act in later years.
One thing I LOVED in this book was his writing out some of the best and memorable pieces from the albums and explaining how he came up with them and how they made such an impact on this career. He bares ALL in this book and by reading it, you’ll get the idea of why George Carlin was one of the most revolutionary comedians of our generation.
November 18, 2013
This book is an amazing parting gift George Carlin has left us. After decades of making us laugh with his wry insights into the human condition, Carlin pulls back the curtain and lets into his most intimate, unguarded moments. These are the moments that contributed to his outlook and his routines. And they make up an epiphany. Business troubles, drug troubles, heart troubles…it is amazing that Carlin was able to persevere through it all. And in this, his final book, he tells us what it was like first-hand, warts and all. This is not a compilation of his stand-up bits; there are plenty of those (and I’m not dismissing them – they are among my favorite books). Rather, this book is the culmination of nearly fifteen years of collaborative work with the fabulous Tony Hendra (of Father Joe fame) to document George’s life in words. And, in so doing, to make us think – what else would you expect from a book by George Carlin?
Hendra completed the book after Carlin’s death, and his deft hand finished things up wonderfully. George Carlin blazed a trail with a few other rare talents (Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, and Bill Hicks are among the only to come to mind). We were fortunate to have had Carlin walking among us as long as he did. We are also fortunate to have this amazing posthumous work. Kudos to George Carlin, and to Tony Hendra, and to George’s daughter Kelly for all she does.
August 21, 2019
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