Love All the People: Letters, Lyrics, Routines

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Constable & Robinson Limited, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 308 pages
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In 1993, network executives abruptly cut the final appearance of comedian Bill Hicks - a scathing tirade of digs on the Pope and the pro-life movement - from an episode of The Late Show with David Letterman. His banning from the show, along with a profile in The New Yorker by veteran writer John Lahr, catapulted Hicks to national prominence. Just months later, at age 32, he died of pancreatic cancer. Now available for the first time are Hick's most critical and comic observations, gathered from his stand-up routines, diaries, notebooks, letters, and final writings. This collection features his controversial humor and witheringly funny attacks on American culture, from its worship of celebrity and material goods to its involvement in the first Gulf War. Love All the People faithfully traces Hicks's evolution from a funny but conventional stand-up comedian into a fearless and brilliant iconoclast.

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User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

Watch him on DVD, listen to him on CD but also read this book. It is about truth more than anything else. Bill Hicks may be regarded as a genius of comedy by some but really he was much more than that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Justin Clarke - Goodreads

Despite knowing the routines pretty well this book contained a lot of other fascinating reference material such as letters and newspaper interviews that added depth to Bill Hicks, his mode of thinking, and his work. A must read for anyone who likes his comedy but wants some more context. Read full review


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