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A Carlin home companion : growing up with George, Kelly Carlin

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A Carlin home companion : growing up with George
Title
A Carlin home companion
Title remainder
growing up with George
Statement of responsibility
Kelly Carlin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Truly the voice of a generation, George Carlin gave the world some of the most hysterical and iconic comedy routines of the last fifty years. From the "Seven Dirty Words" to "A Place for My Stuff," to "Religion is Bullshit," he perfected the art of making audiences double over with laughter while simultaneously making people wake up to the realities (and insanities) of life in the twentieth century. Few people glimpsed the inner life of this beloved comedian, but his only child, Kelly, was there to see it all. Born at the very beginning of his decades-long career in comedy, she slid around the "old Dodge Dart," as he and wife Brenda drove around the country to "hell gigs." She witnessed his transformation in the '70s, as he fought back against--and talked back to--the establishment; she even talked him down from a really bad acid trip a time or two. Kelly not only watched her father constantly reinvent himself and his comedy, but also had a front row seat to the roller coaster turmoil of her family's inner life. But having been the only "adult" in her family prepared her little for the task of her own adulthood. All the while, Kelly sought to define her own voice as she separated from the shadow of her father's genius. With rich humor and deep insight, Kelly Carlin pulls back the curtain on what it was like to grow up as the daughter of one of the most recognizable comedians of our time, and become a woman in her own right. This vivid, hilarious, heartbreaking story is at once singular and universal-it is a contemplation of what it takes to move beyond the legacy of childhood, and forge a life of your own"--
  • George Carlin perfected the art of making audiences double over with laughter while simultaneously making people wake up to the realities (and insanities) of life in the twentieth century. Born at the very beginning of his decades-long career in comedy, Kelly Carlin witnessed her father's transformation in the '70s, and watched her father constantly reinvent himself and his comedy. But she also had a front row seat to the roller coaster turmoil of her family's inner life, while seeking to define her own voice as she separated from the shadow of her father's genius
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 791.4502/33092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
A Carlin home companion : growing up with George, Kelly Carlin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250058256
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015017795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898419051
  • 857272
  • (OCoLC)ocn898419051
  • 857272
Label
A Carlin home companion : growing up with George, Kelly Carlin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250058256
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015017795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898419051
  • 857272
  • (OCoLC)ocn898419051
  • 857272

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