Irish American Writers & Artists

December 8, 2009

SPOTLIGHT ON: George Carlin

Filed under: Literature — by tjenglish @ 4:54 pm

Carlin

GEORGE CARLIN: West Side of Manhattan Irish American. Need we say anything more?

There is a new book on the market called LAST WORDS, billed as being “by George Carlin with Tony Hendra.” All Carlin fans will want to read this book. However, though it is being promoted as an “autobiography” wrttien by Carlin, this is somewhat misleading. The book is based on conversations Carlin had over the years with Hendra, but it was not crafted by Carlin or even authorized by him in any way. Carlin had ideas for an autobiorgaphy at the time of his death, and they did not involve Tony Hendra. That said, you will hear Carlin’s voice in the book, and the anecdotes are his, so LAST WORDS is a worthy tribute to perhaps the most brilliant comedy mind of all time.

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