Free Press, 2009. FIRST EDITION, first printing with “1” on numberline. Near mint condition, perhaps read once. Original dust jacket in excellent condition not price-clipped. George Carlin was one of America's most celebrated comedians, known for his razor sharp wit and his prescient observations on contemporary society. In this fascinating and wildly entertaining biography, Carlin recalls his life growing up in Manhattan, and his journey to the stage. His amazing career earned him multiple awards, including five Grammys and the Mark Twain Prize. He was unable to finish LAST WORDS before his death in 2008, and so renowned British comedian Tony Hendra completed the book. 297 pages.