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George Carlin - Last Words, A Memoir 2010 (Audio Book)

On: Friday, July 6, 2012

George Carlin
George Denis Patrick Carlin
New York, New York USA
May 12 1937 - Jun 22 2008 age 71
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The late great George Carlin’s final book, appropriately titled Last Words, was released today (Nov 2010) and raises an obvious question: what words could George Carlin possibly have left unspoken? Carlin’s breathtaking razor-cut comedy gave personal license to several generations of comedians – and millions of fans – to say “Fuck it!” and let the truth fly fast and furious. He taught us, by example, that there are no thoughts too dark, no words too dirty, no sensibilities too profane to stay censored in a world gone mad. He gave us the collective courage to shout our deepest convictions. So what thoughts could George Carlin have left unsaid?
The answer is quite a few. Carlin’s previous books – Brain Droppings, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? and Napalm & Silly Putty – read much like his comedy act: wry snapshots composed of literate observational humor delivered with a master wordsmith’s love of language. He was consistently hilarious, vicious, vitriolic, and even ambitious but in Last Words, for the very first time in my weed-addled memory, George Carlin is – dare I say it – poignant.
After having spent almost a half-century cracking wise on politics, morality, religion, psychology, “Wurds, Werds, Words” and “stuff,” in his final book for the first time George turns his uniquely interrogative eye on himself and offers a sustained look at his own extraordinary life. His nineteen chapters are as precisely titled as the opening lines of his best-known bits. In “Holy Mary, Mother of George” we learn of his complicated relationship with his parvenu Irish Catholic mom – the First Antagonist – who gave young George consummate grief and a feel for words in equal measure; in “The Old Man and the Sunbeam” we wince at Carlin’s fast-talking, alcoholic father, a national advertising manager for the New York Sun, who took off early, died too young, and gave his second-born son a pitchman’s bravura and an all-too-fragile heart; and then in “The Ace of Aces and the Dude of Dudes” we meet the indefatigable Patrick, Carlin’s older brother and “self-installed role model” who taught his kid brother the ropes and gave him the enduring ability to embrace antagonism to insure that “the bastards never had the satisfaction of grinding him down.” The George Carlin who became one of the world’s greatest comedians took that particular life lesson and turned it into art. ~High Times read more

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