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Seven Dirty Words The Life and Crimes of George Carlin ( CD)

Author:  James Sullivan Read By:  Alan Sklar
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Format:  CD
ISBN-10: 1400114691
ISBN-13: 9781400114696
Sku: 213773612
Publish Date: 6/1/2010
Pages:  6
The definitive biography of the life and work of the legendary comedian, provocateur, and social critic George Carlin.
Journalist James Sullivan recounts the life and times of renowned comedian George Carlin. Considered both controversial and a comic genius, Carlin was well known for his biting wit and political commentary as he tackled all manner of cultural taboos. Sullivan tracks Carlin's early days with the Air Force, to his duo routine with Jack Burns, to his rise out of the comedy circuit of Greenwich Village. Carlin went on to win great acclaim with his books and stand-up, and was honored with the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. He passed away in 2008.


"James Sullivan has done an outstanding job in...positioning the late comedian George Carlin as a counterculture icon whose loathing of hypocrisy and love of language changed comedy forever." - Chuck Leddy 06/10/2010

"Sullivan deftly mixes quotes from Carlin's friends, rivals, protégés, collaborators and employers with impeccably researched overviews of trends in radio, TV, the record industry and the nightclub circuit. The result is at once an engrossing account of Carlin's life that rarely lapses into hero worship, and a highly readable survey of 20th century popular culture, stretching from the last gasp of vaudeville during the Depression through the rise of premium cable and the Internet. No matter how much you know, or think you know, about American show business, you'll still learn a lot from this book." - Matt Zoller Seitz 07/16/2010

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Product attributeBook Format / Audio CD - Unabridged:   Audio CD - Unabridged
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   6
Product attributePublisher:   Tantor Media
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