Last Words
Author: George Carlin with Tony Hendra
Publisher: Free Press
Price: $32.00 (Hardcover)

The 2008 death of American comedian George Carlin marked the passing of one of the country’s preeminent comic forces. In Last Words, his life is recounted, based on a series of conversations between he and comedian friend Tony Hendra, from the time Carlin came “barreling down the birth canal” to his final days. Coloured by the humour and quick style of his standup, Last Words fuses comedy with biography, observing Carlin’s upbringing, relationships and both the bad and good he was known for, including drug addiction and his famous Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television routine.