The sound bite was about the funniest bit of this whole book. There should be a warning regarding language and content. Four letter words, especially the more coarse ones are not funny especially when repetitious. I'll be deleting this book from my library.
The first section of this was a rambling collection of "witty" words that I got sick of listening to, followed by a bunch of disjointed "observations" that were either depressing or annoying. I skipped through a couple more sections and finally got fed up with it. I recommend Live at Carnegie Hall by David Sedaris instead.
Not as laugh-out-loud funny as I had expected, but amusing nonetheless. Some material does repeat from other Carlin books. Much of the humor emphasizes language and euphemisms. Though not the strongest or silliest Carlin stuff, definitely worth a listen. Hearing him read it is an added bonus as you feel like you are watching a live comedy concert.
I am a big George Carlin fan and have loved his stand up comedy for years. This new book of his delivered everything you would expect from George, except for a funny punch line. There's endless rambling about the same old stale topics and after the first few hours you'll feel as though you've been stuck in a room with an angry New York senior citizen who's forgotten where they left their sense of humor. Sorry George, but your new book stinks!
A long time ago, I really enjoyed George Carlin's comedy. He was original, bright and extremely funny. However ... over the past several years, he has become nothing more than an empty shell.
I find that what he has to say is nothing more than mindless ramblings with a bunch of four letter words thrown in for chuckles. He is nothing more than an angry old man who thinks he is funny but isn't.
What can I say I was blown away at how average ..... it was simple mindless ranting. thought he was smart with the very regular use of the c and f word… I don’t mind smart swearing but it was just terrible
There is good humor, bad humor, and material that is neither; George Carlin book falls in the later. As I listen, I kept on wondering when it was going to get funny, then I wonder how this material had made it to print, finally, I despaired.
With so many talented individuals seeking a chance to show their work, it is a shame that this mediocre work has found its way into the bookstores.
this is a book I shoudl have bought and left on my toilet for guests, not to listen to. Though it is cool to hear Carlin read it.
Jeez! George sure has changed over the years! Always funny and sometimes cynical, he's just hateful now. What happened? Doesn't he know that 96 percent of the US believes in God? He arrogantly suggests that those of faith are morons.
Not funny anymore. All he does is rant about how he's smarter than everyone else.
Is George really off drugs? I had to wonder. I found this book to be occasionally funny, extremely negative, and mostly depressing. Have your valium handy or listen in small doses. I chose to put it down after a couple of hours.