Fun book recommendation of the day
Last Words is written by George Carlin, one of the undisputed heavyweight champions of American comedy. George Carlin has appeared nineteen times on the Johnny Carson show and has performed on thirteen HBO specials, has won five Grammys, and a critical Supreme Court battle over censorship. He has seen it all throughout his extraordinary fifty-year career, and made fun of most of it.
Last Words is the story of the man behind some of the most strongly influencing comedy of the last half century, blending his signature sharp humor with never-before-told stories from his own life, including encounters with a Who is Who of 1970s celebrity. From Lenny Bruce to Hugh Hefner, and the origins of some of his most famous standup routines. In the book he talks about his early conflicts, his long struggle with substance abuse, his turbulent relationships with his family, and his catastrophic setbacks and how they fueled the unique comedic worldview he brought to the stage.