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Love all the people : the essential Bill Hicks

Author: Bill Hicks
Publisher: Brooklyn [N.Y.] : Soft Skull Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2008]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : New expanded edView all editions and formats
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Love All the People, a collection of controversial comedian Bill Hicks' stand-up routines, notebooks, journals, and letters, traces his evolution from brilliant conventional stand-up to something far more interesting and dangerous: a comic speaking without fear. The result is a radical philosopher masquerading as a comedian, plumbing the American psyche with challenging (and side-splitting) conclusions. Hicks, who  Read more...
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Named Person: Bill Hicks; Bill Hicks
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Hicks
ISBN: 9781593762018 1593762011
OCLC Number: 226314510
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxx, 384 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: [Bill Hicks ; foreword by John Lahr].
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Love All the People, a collection of controversial comedian Bill Hicks' stand-up routines, notebooks, journals, and letters, traces his evolution from brilliant conventional stand-up to something far more interesting and dangerous: a comic speaking without fear. The result is a radical philosopher masquerading as a comedian, plumbing the American psyche with challenging (and side-splitting) conclusions. Hicks, who died of cancer in 1993, didn't go the easy way with his humour. He attacked the lies that justified the carnage of the Gulf War, the preposterous power of the mainstream media to confuse and corrupt, and the demeaning cynicism of the marketing culture. In this book, that renegade comic artistry that made Bill Hicks an iconoclastic social commentator is recorded, celebrated, and revealed as true genius in this expanded edition that includes additional routines and other writings.

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