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Lenny Bruce: An Autobiography : How to Talk Dirty and Influence People Hardcover – June, 1965

ISBN-13: 978-0404199272 ISBN-10: 0404199275 Edition: Reprint

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Ams Pr Inc; Reprint edition (June 1965)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0404199275
  • ISBN-13: 978-0404199272
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #591,135 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By underpants1@juno.com on September 3, 1998
Format: Hardcover
How to Talk Dirty and Influence People is an accurate simulation of a Lenny Bruce show. Both enlightening and entertaining, I damn-near have the entire text highlighted. Pick up a copy and learn from the greatest satirist/social critic/comedian of our time.
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This witty autobiography makes for an amusing read. Comedian Lenny Bruce (1925-1966) was irreverent, funny, creative and daring - loved by many, but feared by others. In this revealing book he describes his upbringing, his struggles as a rising comic, and his near-obsessive love for his wife Honey. There's also an amusing yet serious look at his legal troubles on charges of obscenity - Bruce dared to use dirty words in front of audiences that paid to hear him. By today's standards Bruce probably wouldn't raise many eyebrows, but in the early 1960's he was highly controversial. Sadly, Bruce was also a troubled by depression and drug abuse. This book is an amusing and revealing look at a comic rebel.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Wm B. Hackett III on October 8, 1998
Format: Hardcover
HOW TO TALK DIRTY AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE was the first book I originally read in paperback and liked so well I bought a hardbound copy for my permanent library.
To understand the friction--the accumulated sand and dirt in the gears of our forefathers' patriot dream of the new United States of America, "Land of The Free and Home of The Brave"--I recommend "How to" for every thoughtful American's permanent library.
Let us booklovers pray that Lenny Bruce will, like an intangible Ben Franklin, "appear again in a new edition"....
PS: If you read "How to" and would like to share thinking on how to clean out some of the dirt and sand in America's social structures, please check The Center for The Study of Social Structures' site at..
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