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How to Talk Dirty and Influence People Audiobook

How to Talk Dirty and Influence People: An Autobiography

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During the course of a career that began in the 1940s, Lenny Bruce challenged the sanctity of organized religion and other societal and political conventions and widened the boundaries of free speech. Critic Ralph Gleason said, "So many taboos have been lifted, and so many comics have rushed through the doors Lenny opened. He utterly changed the world of comedy." He died in 1966 at the age of 40, his influence on the worlds of comedy, jazz, and satire incalculable, and How to Talk Dirty and Influence People - now republished to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Lenny Bruce's death - remains a brilliant existential account of his life and the forces that made him the most important and controversial entertainer in history.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Lenny Bruce (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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    Amazon Customer Colorado USA 02-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    Would you consider the audio edition of How to Talk Dirty and Influence People to be better than the print version?

    I enjoyed the honesty and humor that Lenny Bruce portrayed. He went through a lot of trials and somehow through his interpretation, he did it with clarify, humor, and a bit of leveled hope.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This was one book that was on the wishful bookshelf for a long time. I understood Mr. Bruce to be pioneer of comedy. However, I now know him as someone who fought very hard for freedom of speech and ideals. In many ways, He reminds the reader to be very aware of the message he is sending but also delivers to be honest about one's shortcomings and mistakes.


    Which character – as performed by Ronnie Marmo – was your favorite?

    I found that Mr Bruce had a way of describing the events in his life like catching up with old friend. Better yet, his delivery sometimes came more off as a confession in someone he could trust. Although I know the history of this book to be originally publicized through Playboy, I will still what secrets he has confided in me to myself. :D


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I think it would be a stretch to find something wrong about the performance but if there must something: I guess I say that he read Lenny Bruce's song All Alone rather than sing it.


    Any additional comments?

    I first saw this when I first saw 'Pump up the Volume'. I wish I had a chance to get to it earlier.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    charles 12-20-16
    charles 12-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    If you like reading court records. Then this is a book for you. Help me my brain dropped today from this book.

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