Say something about yourself!
I would recommend anything by George Carlin.
Not really a character...but enjoyed the parts on the proper pronunciation and/or use of words. It has always been a pet peeve of mine, how people slaughter the English language.
It is always worth the time to listen to George Carlin.
Just a word to the wise. I do know that that "Brain Droppings" is an abridged version of the book. There are sections from the actual book that are omitted. I have never read "Napalm and Silly Putty" so I am not sure if that is also abridged.
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” - Albert Einstein
I love George Carlin and I listened, watched and followed practically every appearance he made before. So, I didn't like this book!
The book is just an un-coherent collection of lots of his performance using even the same phrases he used on stage so nothing new here.
Maybe I've gotten to old, but I used to love George Carlin when I was young. I know how he is but this is too much f this and f that and it seems like he's saying stuff just for some type of shock value, or like when a bunch of teenage boys get together. I don't think I've even chuckled twice.
I wasn't all that familiar with George Carlin before this book, so I wasn't sure what to expect, and I certainly wasn't let down by high expectations. In the end, I didn't find this work all that funny or engaging. There were some very funny and pertinent commentaries that showed a clever brain behind the man, but the in-your-face blustering wore me down.
It was well read by the author, but his voice enhanced the feeling I had that Mr. Carlin is a curmudgeon. I'm not sure this is a person I'd want to meet in person.
So, if you like Howard Stern or similar comedians, then you may like this book. For me, I'm just glad I got it on sale.
Although you can get a lot of books as audio books, I don't generally like listening to all genres of books. I like reading a serious book so I can think while reading. I find I cannot think very much about what is happening while listening because you miss the next thing that is said. With that said, I looked for comedy/humor books so its lighter and I don't have to think as much. Naturally, this book was a top choice because I think George Carlin is absolutely brilliant. However, while I was laughing my head off at some parts, there were some parts that gave me thought and I had to pause because I would miss the next bit of aerial gold that pops out of his mouth.
I think the people who did not like this book are the butt-hurts. And that defines a great book in my book. I think George Carlin is way beyond his time and we need more of him. His voice was perfect for reading out his absolute unadulterated sarcasm and wonderful opinions about things that people (including me) do without thought. There were tons of things that I completely agreed upon, and others that I never gave thought to, but as long as you keep an open mind and don't get offended by every little thing (he talks about that too), this book is perfect for listening to.
Businessman, Technologist, Marketer. Loves to learn and enjoys books. Mostly nonfiction plus historic novels.
George Carlin is a master of stand up comedy. This, however is a book READ by Carlin, and he does not seem to be a good book writer. I listened to about 20% of the audiobook and skipped ahead to other chapters and did not find a single funny bit. It feels like a written rant about life. Buy a Carlin DVD instead.
Retired teacher of literature with an interest in religion and in science and in history. I have loved reading for 50 years.
Pessimistic, negative, not funny, vulgar, and not entertaining. Need I say more? I was looking for laughs, for humor....did not find any.
This is probably my own issue but the little I knew of George Carlin was a clean skit about sports. This
The language and foulness
Not after this sadly.
1 funny skit about sports
I wanted something funny and bought this book after browsing through a few of its kind. I did have a few giggles but besides that he may be an interesting, perhaps educated person it became obvious that he has no heart (in these writings). One of his main character is obscenity which is not funny at all. The other one is dark sarcasm. They are used to create more fear, shame and more sick people around the world.
It's unfortunate because there were a few good jokes at the beginning.
I do not intend to insult anyone who may enjoy this kind of humor.
Nope, I apply for a refund for this one.
Better, more up to date material
Not really - just a throw back to a time gone by