Lewis Black, Howard Reich, and Lenny Bruce - How to Talk Dirty and Influence People - Little, Brown Book Group

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How to Talk Dirty and Influence People

An Autobiography

By Lewis Black, Howard Reich, and Lenny Bruce

  • Paperback
  • £10.99

During the course of a career that began in the late 1940s, Lenny Bruce challenged the sanctity of organized religion and other societal and political conventions he widened the boundaries of free speech. Critic Ralph Gleason said, So many taboos have been lifted and so many comics have rushed through the doors Lenny opened. He utterly changed the world of comedy."Although Bruce died when he was only forty, his influence on the worlds of comedy, jazz, and satire are incalculable. How to Talk Dirty and Influence People remains a brilliant existential account of his life and the forces that made him the most important and controversial entertainer in history.

Reissue edition of Lenny Bruce's classic autobiography to mark the 50th anniversary of his passing, with a new Preface by Lewis Black and a new Foreword by Howard Reich

During the course of a career that began in the late 1940s, Lenny Bruce challenged the sanctity of organized religion and other societal and political conventions he widened the boundaries of free speech. Critic Ralph Gleason said, So many taboos have been lifted and so many comics have rushed through the doors Lenny opened. He utterly changed the world of comedy."Although Bruce died when he was only forty, his influence on the worlds of comedy, jazz, and satire are incalculable. How to Talk Dirty and Influence People remains a brilliant existential account of his life and the forces that made him the most important and controversial entertainer in history.

Biographical Notes

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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  • ISBN: 9780306825293
  • Publication date: 02 Aug 2016
  • Page count: 240
  • Imprint: Da Capo Press
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