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Last Words by George Carlin
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Jun 08, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: biography, audio-books, comedy, non-fiction

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

June 8, 2010 – Started Reading
June 8, 2010 – Shelved
June 8, 2010 – Shelved as: biography
June 8, 2010 – Shelved as: audio-books
June 8, 2010 –
page 6
100% "Just starting Chapter 6 (Disc 2, Track 5)"
June 12, 2010 –
page 9
100% "Just starting Chapter 9 (Disc 2, Track 9)"
June 13, 2010 –
page 15
100% "Just starting Chapter 15 (Disc 4, Track 14)"
June 20, 2010 – Finished Reading
March 29, 2011 – Shelved as: comedy
November 13, 2011 – Shelved as: non-fiction

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