I enjoyed this book, but it definitely isn’t the greatest comedian book out there. I expected more.
I’ve always been a fan of Carlin, but this book doesn’t offer much more than one of his regular routines in his early to mid career.
Comedians can be some of the most insightful people around, and Carlin is no exception, so there is still value in his writing. Even though many of his points are obviously designed to provoke people, and probably not intended to be taken seriously, I did feel some genuine wisdom hidden in the words.
I probably shouldn’t be looking for depth in comedy, or judge it harshly for lacking depth, but this is a nonfiction book and I have to believe that there is more to this project than the simple production of laughs.
I did laugh. And I only paid a dollar for this book, which was completely worth it.