Love All the People: Letters, Lyrics, Routines

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Constable & Robinson, Jan 1, 2004 - American wit and humor - 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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Review: Love All the People: Letters, Lyrics, Routines

User Review  - Will - Goodreads

There's only so much new content here that can be added: if you own all the CDs, then the book is half transcriptions of his routines. The other half is letters from Hicks, a lengthy and touching ... Read full review

Review: Love All the People: Letters, Lyrics, Routines

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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Climbing up to Centre Stage Interview by Julia Joseph
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Recorded Live at the Vic Theatre Chicago
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Recorded at Laff Stop Austin Texas
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