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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Bill Hicks died shockingly early of pancreatic cancer at the age of just 32. This collection of essays, interviews, performance transcripts, Q+A sessions and other written works attempts to give the ... Read full review

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A comic genius, despite a few intrinsic issues I have transposing a vital live format to the page, as a Hicks devotee, having watched his specials hundreds of times, I was able to read his voice and ... Read full review

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