How to talk dirty and influence people : an autobiography
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Black, Lewis, 1948- writer of preface.
Reich, Howard, writer of foreword.
Published
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, [2016].
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Book
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xviii, 188 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Status
Main Library - Adult
BIO BRUCE, L
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Published
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, [2016].
Language
English

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Originally published by Playboy Enterprises, Inc. in 1965.
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"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."--Provided by Amazon.com.
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The iconic comedian describes his life, including the experiences that most influenced his work in satire.

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