The George Carlin Letters

The George Carlin Letters

The Permanent Courtship of Sally Wade

Book - 2011 | 1st Gallery Books hardcover ed
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The comedy writer and wife of the late George Carlin shares previously unpublished letters, notes, and drawings created throughout his final decade, and traces their relationship from their first encounter in a Santa Monica bookstore to a note she discovered on the day he died.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2011
Edition: 1st Gallery Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451607765
Branch Call Number: 792.76028 C1943W 2011
Characteristics: 304 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm


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May 17, 2013

Initially I thought that the many, many things George Carlin had to say about his wife Sally Wade were charming, funny and sweet. I even wished for a lover who would appreciate me in the same way. After a while, though, his intense absorption with her became a little creepy and smacked of desperation. My final impression of the relationship--reinforced by Wade's discussions of Carlin's afterlife--was that it was one of considerable mutual dependence, possibly to an unhealthy degree. This may be an unfair appraisal; I acknowledge the possibility that my cynicism on the subject of romance has tainted my judgement.

Oct 20, 2011

Not what I expected. It's a bunch of lovey-dovey notes to and from George Carlin. Not at all interesting. A lot of details, notes and stories about their dogs. This woman was 40 years younger than Carlin and I can't say what their relationship was like but I don't think it was too intellectual.


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