"Last Words is a jazzy, inward-looking piece of work...as a chronicler of the working of his own mind, Carlin is terrific. The book is very strong when it goes into his analyses of how he learned to speak his mind onstage and also of how he took timid backward steps following many of his eureka moments. This is the stuff of a great comedy seminar." -- New York Times
"...what Last Words ultimately reveals is how Carlin became a political protester, slam poet, cynic, polemicist and performance artist whose messages were delivered under the veneer of humor." -- Washington Post
"This is not a collection of setups and punch lines, but a candid, fearless accounting of his life and art...Last Words shows a comic master at the height of his storytelling powers and with no limit to what he had left to say." -- L.A. Times
"Seven particular words are associated with the late comedian George Carlin, and sentimental is not one of them. But that's the surprising portrait that emerges from Last Words." -- Houston Chronicle
I can't speak to the first two for you, but it has been almost twenty years since he did was really out and about. Long enough for those who saw and loved his act as young people, to make it seem like it is derivative when, in fact, they're deriving much of it from him.
Carlin kind of sucked for most of the early part of his career.
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