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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Books (1 Sept. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786891122
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786891122
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 541,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

The thinking person's comic who uses words as weapons, George Carlin shares all-new, cutting-edge opinion and observational humor in Brain Droppings. Filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiosities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other verbal ordeals, Brain Droppings is infectiously funny. Carlin unleashes his opinions on "People Who Should Be Phased Out" (guys with creases in their jeans, people who know a lot of prayers by heart) and "Seven Things I'm Tired Of" (geeks with Walkmans, clothing with writing on it, having to read cloud descriptions in a book). He even offers the never-before-revealed "Guide to Dining Out" (order unusual things: a chopped corn sandwich with diced peas and rye potato chips). From nonsense such as "Eventually there will come a time when everyone is in a band" to the ultimately profound "It is impossible to dry one hand", you'll get a look inside Carlin's mind, and you won't be disappointed. Carlin demolishes everyday values and yet leaves you laughing out loud. You'll learn what he thinks of sports fans, how he would improve the TV networks, his suggestions for Legal Murder Once a Month, and his plan for World Peace Through Constant Dancing. Also included are two classic Carlin monologues - "A Place for My Stuff" and "Baseball and Football". --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

George Carlin, author of three bestsellers, has released twenty-three comedy albums; appeared in sixteen feature films; written and performed fourteen HBO specials; received four Grammy Awards; and been nominated for five Emmy Awards. He was the recipient of the American Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award and was recently named the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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Format: Hardcover
the only way to read this is to leave behind all expectations and just let it hit you in the gut! as with any comic, you'll find things that aren't so funny and then you'll find things that drop you to your knees. I didn't start laughing until the first chapter! G.C.'s guide to Dining Out and the advice to "Have Fun. Be Difficult." has changed my perspective on how to behave in a restaurant! Then there's the "Handwashing" monologue after which you'll never be able to see a man walk out of a restroom without wondering. I've always loved Carlin's ability to play with words, and make me wonder about why we take ourselves so seriously! So please, don't open this book unless you're prepared to be surprised, offended, disgusted, and ready to laugh and learn from the humor and bitterness of a really great comedian! I rate this an 8 only because Carlin uses too many one-liners (at which he is not very good) and not enough monologue (at which he excels). Enjoy!
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Carlin was a comedy genius, this book gives the reader small 'one liners', you can pick this up anytime read a couple of lines, and instantly put a smile on your face. When carlin died, the world lost an amazing person, but books like this keep his spirit alive.
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Format: Paperback
this has to be the funniest book i have ever read. It's right up there with Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. Those who call his work Tasteless and offensive are probably just a bunch of those yuppie, narcissistic, baby-boomers with me and Carlin alike hold ALOT of hatred for. To the average reader, this book would be just another funny man's book. Believe me, George Carlin is one of the smartest people around. Every one of his opinions make absolute sense to me(excluding his take on abortion). If you want to laugh quite a bit, buy this book.
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Just a brilliant, hilarious book of ravings and rantings. To be honest, I'm not an avid reader (I do enjoy it, just in small doses) and the way this book is set up is perfect for me. There are no real chapters making it easy to put down and pick up again whenever you're ready to. Although with this book you'll be picking it up frequently. Assuming you're a fan of George that is.
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By Blee on 21 Feb. 2015
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Discovered George Carlin on Youtube and immediately searched amazon for any books by him and was certainly not disappointed. There is no order to the book as such, it's just a collection of George's thoughts, ideas opinons and principles. It's like you're in a conversation with the man himself....a belly achingly funny conversation. Not for the sensitive or faint hearted.
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This is definitely one of the best books I have every read. Anyone who enjoys George Carlin's stand-up or any stand-up comedy in general should read this book. Mr Carlin is just as suited to the pages as he is on stage.
When I first read this book, I literally laughed out loud as he ranted and raved at just about anything you can imagine. His passages on language, people and the world in general are some of the best pieces of comedy material that I have ever come across.
This is a recommended read for anyone who is ready for a good laugh. May I also recommend Mr Carlin's 'Napalm and Silly Putty' and 'When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?', the second and third books in the trilogy. Each one is guaranteed to make you laugh.
Happy reading!
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Love George Carlin, saw him live in the States many years ago. Very funny observations on life, observant, insightful and poignant at times. Good book to pick up and put down, not a one sitting read.
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Format: Hardcover
I picked up this book in a bookstore about a year and a half ago. I knew very little about George Carlin at the time, other than that he was in "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and some kiddie show. The very first moment I opened it, however, I almost literally cracked up. I was gasping for air, pounding the shelves, and getting dirty looks from everyone around me, but I didn't care. I never knew the written word could be so funny. It has been over a year since I bought it and I still at least glance at it nearly every day. Even bits I've read dozens of times before still make me laugh out loud. I just doesn't get any better than this. I'm waiting on pins and needles for the sequel.
The book itself may have been thrown together rather quickly, but I'm sure the ideas it contains have been germinating and taking shape in Carlin's head for years. A lot of the language and politics related material is quite thought provoking provided you can stop laughing long enough to think.
Frankly, I'm shocked there are so many people who seem to hate "Brain Droppings." I can see maybe if you are offended by the language (which is entirely possible), but saying the book is not funny at all just stupifies me. Carlin is a comedy genius and that's all there is to it. Buy this book!
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