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The Essential Lenny Bruce by Lenny Bruce
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Feb 11, 2010

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Recommended to Erik by: Einar Graff
Recommended for: Bruce fans
Read in February, 1969 — I own a copy , read count: 1

Dad had this book on the living room shelves and I read it in high school. Later, in college, a friend, Steve Slatin, played a bunch of LPs he had of Lenny Bruce performances. Since then, not that long ago, I saw a video of several performances. Frankly, I think I was too young to appreciate his work as much a persons of my father's generation did. The concept of obscenity was virtually nonexistent during my upbringing--unless, of course, you extend it to such things as the military adventurism of the USA, its effects on people all over the world and how its sold to people here at home.

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