Last Words

A Memoir

By George Carlin with Tony Hendra

This is Carlin’s account of how he became the person he wanted to be.

George Carlin’s father was a man who traveled around the country making a good living talking to crowds of people. He had a substance abuse problem and a troubled family life. So did George, but he was luckier and funnier.

Growing up in Harlem, he got a progressive education at school and a multicultural education on the streets. His love of words and questioning ideas gave the world a dark humor worthy of Mark Twain and Lenny Bruce. There are some examples of his classic comedy routines and how they were created. His advocacy of the right to say anything in a joking manner is a landmark of human rights. Anyone trying to violate that right deserves one of his famous seven dirty words.

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