A Carlin Home Companion

A Carlin Home Companion

Growing up With George

Book - 2015
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A memoir from the daughter of George Carlin "a hero to many, but a father to one" - Bill Maher. Jerry Seinfeld. Jon Stewart. Lewis Black. Margaret Cho. Chris Rock. Bill Maher. Jay Leno. These comedians all have at least one thing in common: George Carlin. Truly the voice of a generation, George Carlin was an integral part of and wry commentator upon the American cultural landscape for nearly 50 years. Who among us doesn't have particular favorite George Carlin role, routine or quote? And finally, the only child of George Carlin gives readers a look behind the many personas and insight into the man holding the microphone.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250058256
Branch Call Number: ANF 791.450233 CAR
Characteristics: viii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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May 27, 2016

I loved this book.You can see she has George's wisdom & humor in her.
The life of a comedian & the ups and downs it plays on the family.
We miss the presence of George these days.Kelly sure writes in a provocative way.
Way to go Kelly.

Jan 14, 2016

This is Kelly's autobiography; George is incidental to the story.

JCLBeckyC Dec 01, 2015

Full disclosure: I returned this book without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett, even the Tiger Beat teen inside me felt embarrassed for her. I had wanted to read her biography after seeing Kelly Carlin shine on the irreverently funny YouTube talk show, Getting Doug with High, especially since I'm a fan of her father's work. I wish I hadn't bothered. I hate feeling judgy about my favorite entertainer's personal lives, but it's hard not to on this kind of family outing.

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Oct 22, 2015

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