Carlin's material is made to be listened to. A lot of the sarcastic, snarky emotion would get lost without his voice. I would love the collection so much more if I hadn't heard so many of the jokes in "Life is Worth Losing" and "Parental Advisory." I love how his material isn't typically laugh-out-loud punchline material, but more of things that get you thinking. A master at his best.
Would your life make a good movie? Live a good story.
If you don't mind a bunch of cuss words, you have more of a likelihood of enjoying this book (or first paragraph) than I did.