How to Talk Dirty and Influence People: An Autobiography

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$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Da Capo Press
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Pages
240
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.7 X 8.2 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780306825293

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About the Author

Lenny Bruce (1925-1966) was a stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and screenwriter. His 1964 trial for obscenity (and posthumous pardon) is seen as a landmark for freedom of speech in the United States.

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Praise for How to Talk Dirty and Influence People

"I read this book for the first time when I was twelve years old. It made me want to be in showbiz, have a lot of sex, and be Jewish. I've rethought that last one."--Penn Jillette, author of God No!

"If there was a God, then he sent down Lenny Bruce to create the art form of modern stand-up comedy. He sought the truth fearlessly and hilariously until his tragically muffled First Amendment rights surely enabled his dying for our sins."--Richard Lewis, author of The Other Great Depression

Playboy, 8/3/16
"Outside every American comedy club there ought to be a statue of Lenny Bruce--the type of big bronze statue that commemorates and immortalizes heroes...Bringing Bruce's ideas and stories to a new generation might just be the next best thing to erecting those bronze statues."

Spectrum Culture, 10/11/16
"Sheds light on the mind behind some of the most controversial comedy routines of the mid-20th century."