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-- The New York Times
"...what "Last Words" ultimately reveals is how Carlin became a political protester, slam poet, cynic, polemicist and performance artist whose messages were delivered under the veneer of humor."
"The book is at turns biting and touching, and often both, which is what you would expect from a man for whom the sacred was profane and the profane, sacred."
"...frank and insightful..."
"This is not a collection of setups and punch lines, but a candid, fearless accounting of his life and art...Last Words shows a comic master at the height of his storytelling powers and with no limit to what he had left to say."
"For comedy fans, this book is vital. It's easily worth its weight in gold for the biting observations on showbiz and its personalities."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"[Last Words] sounds as if he is still with us, rested and ready to ridicule the latest cultural hypocrisies."
--The Washington Times
"Seven particular words are associated with the late comedian George Carlin, and sentimental is not one of them. But that's the surprising portrait that emerges from Last Words."
If you are a fan of George Carlin...read this book...you will love it.
As great as the stories in the book are, I felt as though I were shortchanged in learning about the true nature of George Carlin.
There are likely many things you don't know about him, and when you finish this book, you will feel like you know him.
This is George's autobiography, his life story from start to finish.
Typical struggles with addictions, relationships, etc. experienced by entertainment giants. Read more
Sure glad I'm done with this! I didn't realize this was a sort-of-biography before I bought it. I thought it was a collection of his unique observations about the crazy world we... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Music Maven
George does a great job of highlighting that above all, he was human with many flaws, as well as virtues. Nice read.Published 20 days ago by Rafael Vazquez
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... Read morePublished 1 month ago by George Waters
I have been a fan of George Carlin since I was around 10 yrs old when I found my dad's 33rpm record of Occupation: Foole. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stephen E. Shoesmith
Overall, this is a great book. George's mastery of spoken word translate well to text. The one thing that surprised me about this book is just how un-funny it is. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LedHed
While I always enjoyed George Carlin and his "pushing the envelope" humor, I was disappointed with this book. It was just "Meh . . . Read morePublished 2 months ago by D. Pronold
An easy read. Very funny at times. This is a well written biography. I have always been a George Carlin fan.Published 2 months ago by Susan
Who didn't love George Carlin? The best commedian there every was. I love all of his work, especially his books.Published 3 months ago by MARY BURKE