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~Henry Miller

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Love All the People: Letters, Lyrics, Routines

Love All the People: Letters, Lyrics, Routines - Bill Hicks, John Lahr
So, I'm not going to finish it, I'm not going to rate and review it.

Sadly, it started very good, with a very impressive forward by John Lahr.
I liked Bill Hicks sharp and waspy humor, and I enjoyed the written performance. At the beginning. Until it started to be repetitive.
You can read his best quotes in the Wikiquote-Summery. I had read them and loved BEFORE I picked up this book.

My main problem was how this book is MADE. I can imagine that there are not many records of Bill Hicks - a talented American comedian left us too soon - and the editors put into this book EVERY SINGLE LITTLE PIECES they managed to find. But it became tiresome to read the same jokes again and again. There were too many repetitions for my liking.

Though I'm talking here only about the book.

Not about Bill Hicks, the legendary standup comedian, whose death at the age of 32 was every bit as significant as those of John Lennon and Kurt Cobain.