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Last Words by George Carlin
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Jun 21, 10

bookshelves: biography, audio-books, comedy, non-fiction
Read from June 08 to 20, 2010

I'm really glad that I decided to "read" the audio book rather than the novel because George's brother Patrick -- who sounds a lot like George -- narrates. It's a nice tribute to one of my favorite comedians given that he wasn't able to truly finish the book before he died. Of course, the book is filled with anecdotes about how he developed his comedy style and insights into how his career was shaped by Lenny Bruce, Jack Parr, and the world around him. The best part is all of the and the honesty with which Carlin talks about his youth, his parents, his marriage, life on the road, drug & alcohol abuse, unpaid taxes, and "celebrity". It is brutally honest and brutally funny, often at the same time. If you are a fan of Carlin and his wry, observational humor, this book will add dimension to your opinion of the man behind the wit.
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Reading Progress

06/08/2010 page 6 "Just starting Chapter 6 (Disc 2, Track 5)"
06/12/2010 page 9 "Just starting Chapter 9 (Disc 2, Track 9)"
06/13/2010 page 15 "Just starting Chapter 15 (Disc 4, Track 14)"

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