"La Crosse Tribune," 1/3/2010 "A critical biography, this is an insightful examination of Carlin's body of work as it pertained to its cultural times and the man who created it." "Library Journal," 3/1/10 "[A] well-written and thorough biography...A celebration of the life of George Carlin and how his comedy remade stand-up, this is a great companion to Carlin's recently published autobiography, "Last Words." Highly recommended for readers interested in performing arts, George Carlin, comedy, and celebrity biographies." "Kirkus Reviews," 3/15/10 "The author meticulously chronicles Carlin's career, which intersected with many formative cultural trends of the '50s and '60s...Sullivan ably captures a sense of the entertainment industry at the time--glamorously competitive and fiercely insular...The author also dutifully covers Carlin's personal life...This is an apt, detailed memorial to a groundbreaking performer." "Booklist," 4/1/10 "Sullivan isn't interested in padding out his book with stand-up material. His focus is on exploring the man himself, with a sharp critical eye and a good feeling for the sociohistorical context of Carlin's comedy. An excellent account of the life and work of an important and greatly missed artist." "Publishers Weekly," 3/29/10 "In this linear summary of Carlin's career, Sullivan dissects the comedian's classic iconoclastic routines, probes his working methods and successfully captures his rocketlike ascent to fame from night clubs and the 1960s comedic cauldron of Greenwich Village to television acclaim, controversy, and creative conflicts." "Kirkus Reviews," 4/15/10 "Although volumes have been written about his contemporaries--his predecessor and mentor Lenny Bruce before him and his contemporary Richard Pryor, to name but a few--relatively little analysis has been done about the late, great George Carlin's mark on the 20th century. In his new book, journalist James Sullivan delFrom the Publisher:
This is a critical examination of George Carlin (1937-2008), a counterculture icon and one of the most influential comedians of our time, who broke down free speech barriers and fearlessly questioned the American way of life through the words we use. In "Seven Dirty Words", journalist and cultural critic James Sullivan tells the story of Alternative America from the 1950s to the present date, from the singular vantage point of George Carlin, the Catholic boy for whom nothing was sacred. A critical biography, "Seven Dirty Words" is an insightful (and, of course, hilarious) examination of Carlin's body of work as it pertained to its cultural times, and the man who created it, from his early days as a more-or-less conventional comedian to his stunning transformation to the subversive comedic voice of the emerging counterculture. Sullivan also chronicles Carlin's struggles with censorship, drugs, as well the full-blown renaissance he experienced in the 1990s, both personally and professionally, when he became an elder statesman to a generation of younger comics who revered him. "Seven Dirty Words" is nothing less that the definitive biography of an American master who changed the world, and also a work of cultural commentary which quantifies George Carlin's extraordinary legacy.
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