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.
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.
Yes! I and all my friends miss George Carlin big time. He was so funny!
Laughed until I cried.
Do not Follow Me. Learn to lead.
Georgeorgeorge orgeorge if you know Carlin you know the joke.
It was an education in what almost works.
Stop reading and do the show.
yes! Avoid my cousin.
George has some great stuff he uses in his shows. I mean rolling on the floor FUNNY. This is 7 hours of the other stuff. It's like going on a road trip with that cousin that was funny at the wedding reception last year, but now you're stuck in the car with him for SEVEN F'N HOURS.
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.
I was disappointed--I love George Carlin comedy but this book just t didn't keep me engaged.
the book lacked the energy to make it funny, I like George Carlin, but this was just not a good book
I love George Carlin's take on society, the fact that he doesn't stick with the norm and that he doesn't care about political correctness. I would recommend this audiobook to anyone you know that is paranoid and likes to thing about the "big world", especially if they haven't seen his stand up comedy, given that most of the content in this book stems from his stand up, or vise versa.