A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George

A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George

Truly the voice of a generation, George Carlin gave the world some of the most hysterical and iconic comedy routines of the last fifty years. From the "Seven Dirty Words" to "A Place for My Stuff," to "Religion is Bullshit," he perfected the art of making audiences double over with laughter while simultaneously making people wake up to the realities (and insanities) of lif Truly the voice of a generation, George Carlin gave the world some of the most hysterical and iconic comedy routines of t...

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Title:A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George
Author:Kelly Carlin
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Genres:Biography
ISBN:1250058252
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George Reviews

  • Lee Anne
    Jan 23, 2016

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

  • ☮Karen
    Nov 18, 2016

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

  • Jim
    Sep 02, 2017

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

    I will blame myself for not really understanding that this book was a memoir about Kelly Carlin, with George in a supporting role. Perhaps if I had done my own homework I would have enjoyed it more or not read it at all. I vaguely knew that George had a daughter and wife, I certain...

    I picked up this book because I'm such a huge George Carlin fan. I had the pleasure of seeing him why in 1998 Anderson Indiana of all places. I think he was prepping for one of his HBO specials and I've never laughed so hard in my life. Kelly Carline has written a profound memoir of he...

    I received a copy of this book as part of the Goodreads' 'First Reader' program. This was a very depressing book to read. I really had a hard time trying to enjoy it...it was difficult resisting the temptation to simply set it aside. I do now have a greater appreciation of George Ca...

    I read this book as a fan of George Carlin because I wanted to know more about him, and the book gave me that. But, obviously, it's not a biography of George, it's a memoir of Kelly. It's pretty good as a memoir but if she wasn't George's daughter I wouldn't read it. I didn't relate to...

    I'm a huge fan of George Carlin and it pains me to rate this so low but I almost didn't finish this book. Kelly's large swaths of whiny, self-entitled navel-gazing seems like something that George would have railed against. Perhaps I was expecting something else, but it was too much Ke...

    Very interesting book, in a poor little rich girl sort of way. Kelly does graciously and with humility grow up, however, and become a productive member of society. And the insights into the transformation are life lessions we all need to obtain. I must say that dispite the fact that I ...

    This is much more a reflection of Kelly's life than of George's. While well written, it is more descriptive than insightful. It read somewhat clinicly as though it was read by an attorney before release. told me nothing new about george (one of my favorite comedians) or his life. thank...

    More than celebrity tell-all, Carlin's debut is a memoir of a childhood steeped in chaos and the long road to healing the wounds of the past. For anyone who's lost a parent or loved one, "A Carlin Home Companion" is a must read. ...

    I didn't enjoy reading about spoiled, bratty rich kids from Beverly Hills. ...

    reads like a diary, the writing needs WORK. ack. ...

    George Carlin was a very funny man. Why that made me think I would enjoy this book I don't know. His daughter's life was just not interesting, at all. ...

    I won this book through the giveaways. A little depressing but very interesting. Had to keep reading it. ...

    I loved this book. I laughed I cried. Great read! ...

    Pretty good read. Last two chapters were kind of annoying and unnecessary. ...

    Growing up as the daughter of legendary comedian George Carlin presented itself with some unique challenges as well as heartfelt moments for Kelly. Whether she helped her parents through drug addictions, they helped her through toxic romances, or she forced herself to confront her pare...

    The subtitle reads, "Growing up with George." Who grew up with George? Kelly! Many of these reviewers thought the book was about her father. It's by and about the daughter and I have no problem with that. The first half is a detailed account of her early years and goes into great de...

  • Chris Brimmer
    Dec 28, 2015

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

  • Aaron
    Aug 05, 2015

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

    I will blame myself for not really understanding that this book was a memoir about Kelly Carlin, with George in a supporting role. Perhaps if I had done my own homework I would have enjoyed it more or not read it at all. I vaguely knew that George had a daughter and wife, I certain...

    I picked up this book because I'm such a huge George Carlin fan. I had the pleasure of seeing him why in 1998 Anderson Indiana of all places. I think he was prepping for one of his HBO specials and I've never laughed so hard in my life. Kelly Carline has written a profound memoir of he...

    I received a copy of this book as part of the Goodreads' 'First Reader' program. This was a very depressing book to read. I really had a hard time trying to enjoy it...it was difficult resisting the temptation to simply set it aside. I do now have a greater appreciation of George Ca...

    I read this book as a fan of George Carlin because I wanted to know more about him, and the book gave me that. But, obviously, it's not a biography of George, it's a memoir of Kelly. It's pretty good as a memoir but if she wasn't George's daughter I wouldn't read it. I didn't relate to...

    I'm a huge fan of George Carlin and it pains me to rate this so low but I almost didn't finish this book. Kelly's large swaths of whiny, self-entitled navel-gazing seems like something that George would have railed against. Perhaps I was expecting something else, but it was too much Ke...

  • Angela
    Sep 30, 2015

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

    I will blame myself for not really understanding that this book was a memoir about Kelly Carlin, with George in a supporting role. Perhaps if I had done my own homework I would have enjoyed it more or not read it at all. I vaguely knew that George had a daughter and wife, I certain...

    I picked up this book because I'm such a huge George Carlin fan. I had the pleasure of seeing him why in 1998 Anderson Indiana of all places. I think he was prepping for one of his HBO specials and I've never laughed so hard in my life. Kelly Carline has written a profound memoir of he...

    I received a copy of this book as part of the Goodreads' 'First Reader' program. This was a very depressing book to read. I really had a hard time trying to enjoy it...it was difficult resisting the temptation to simply set it aside. I do now have a greater appreciation of George Ca...

    I read this book as a fan of George Carlin because I wanted to know more about him, and the book gave me that. But, obviously, it's not a biography of George, it's a memoir of Kelly. It's pretty good as a memoir but if she wasn't George's daughter I wouldn't read it. I didn't relate to...

    I'm a huge fan of George Carlin and it pains me to rate this so low but I almost didn't finish this book. Kelly's large swaths of whiny, self-entitled navel-gazing seems like something that George would have railed against. Perhaps I was expecting something else, but it was too much Ke...

    Very interesting book, in a poor little rich girl sort of way. Kelly does graciously and with humility grow up, however, and become a productive member of society. And the insights into the transformation are life lessions we all need to obtain. I must say that dispite the fact that I ...

    This is much more a reflection of Kelly's life than of George's. While well written, it is more descriptive than insightful. It read somewhat clinicly as though it was read by an attorney before release. told me nothing new about george (one of my favorite comedians) or his life. thank...

    More than celebrity tell-all, Carlin's debut is a memoir of a childhood steeped in chaos and the long road to healing the wounds of the past. For anyone who's lost a parent or loved one, "A Carlin Home Companion" is a must read. ...

    I didn't enjoy reading about spoiled, bratty rich kids from Beverly Hills. ...

    reads like a diary, the writing needs WORK. ack. ...

    George Carlin was a very funny man. Why that made me think I would enjoy this book I don't know. His daughter's life was just not interesting, at all. ...

    I won this book through the giveaways. A little depressing but very interesting. Had to keep reading it. ...

    I loved this book. I laughed I cried. Great read! ...

  • Dachokie
    Jul 16, 2015

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

  • Mari
    Jan 15, 2016

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

    I will blame myself for not really understanding that this book was a memoir about Kelly Carlin, with George in a supporting role. Perhaps if I had done my own homework I would have enjoyed it more or not read it at all. I vaguely knew that George had a daughter and wife, I certain...

    I picked up this book because I'm such a huge George Carlin fan. I had the pleasure of seeing him why in 1998 Anderson Indiana of all places. I think he was prepping for one of his HBO specials and I've never laughed so hard in my life. Kelly Carline has written a profound memoir of he...

    I received a copy of this book as part of the Goodreads' 'First Reader' program. This was a very depressing book to read. I really had a hard time trying to enjoy it...it was difficult resisting the temptation to simply set it aside. I do now have a greater appreciation of George Ca...

    I read this book as a fan of George Carlin because I wanted to know more about him, and the book gave me that. But, obviously, it's not a biography of George, it's a memoir of Kelly. It's pretty good as a memoir but if she wasn't George's daughter I wouldn't read it. I didn't relate to...

    I'm a huge fan of George Carlin and it pains me to rate this so low but I almost didn't finish this book. Kelly's large swaths of whiny, self-entitled navel-gazing seems like something that George would have railed against. Perhaps I was expecting something else, but it was too much Ke...

    Very interesting book, in a poor little rich girl sort of way. Kelly does graciously and with humility grow up, however, and become a productive member of society. And the insights into the transformation are life lessions we all need to obtain. I must say that dispite the fact that I ...

    This is much more a reflection of Kelly's life than of George's. While well written, it is more descriptive than insightful. It read somewhat clinicly as though it was read by an attorney before release. told me nothing new about george (one of my favorite comedians) or his life. thank...

    More than celebrity tell-all, Carlin's debut is a memoir of a childhood steeped in chaos and the long road to healing the wounds of the past. For anyone who's lost a parent or loved one, "A Carlin Home Companion" is a must read. ...

    I didn't enjoy reading about spoiled, bratty rich kids from Beverly Hills. ...

    reads like a diary, the writing needs WORK. ack. ...

    George Carlin was a very funny man. Why that made me think I would enjoy this book I don't know. His daughter's life was just not interesting, at all. ...

  • Nicki
    Feb 06, 2016

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

    I will blame myself for not really understanding that this book was a memoir about Kelly Carlin, with George in a supporting role. Perhaps if I had done my own homework I would have enjoyed it more or not read it at all. I vaguely knew that George had a daughter and wife, I certain...

    I picked up this book because I'm such a huge George Carlin fan. I had the pleasure of seeing him why in 1998 Anderson Indiana of all places. I think he was prepping for one of his HBO specials and I've never laughed so hard in my life. Kelly Carline has written a profound memoir of he...

    I received a copy of this book as part of the Goodreads' 'First Reader' program. This was a very depressing book to read. I really had a hard time trying to enjoy it...it was difficult resisting the temptation to simply set it aside. I do now have a greater appreciation of George Ca...

    I read this book as a fan of George Carlin because I wanted to know more about him, and the book gave me that. But, obviously, it's not a biography of George, it's a memoir of Kelly. It's pretty good as a memoir but if she wasn't George's daughter I wouldn't read it. I didn't relate to...

    I'm a huge fan of George Carlin and it pains me to rate this so low but I almost didn't finish this book. Kelly's large swaths of whiny, self-entitled navel-gazing seems like something that George would have railed against. Perhaps I was expecting something else, but it was too much Ke...

    Very interesting book, in a poor little rich girl sort of way. Kelly does graciously and with humility grow up, however, and become a productive member of society. And the insights into the transformation are life lessions we all need to obtain. I must say that dispite the fact that I ...

    This is much more a reflection of Kelly's life than of George's. While well written, it is more descriptive than insightful. It read somewhat clinicly as though it was read by an attorney before release. told me nothing new about george (one of my favorite comedians) or his life. thank...

    More than celebrity tell-all, Carlin's debut is a memoir of a childhood steeped in chaos and the long road to healing the wounds of the past. For anyone who's lost a parent or loved one, "A Carlin Home Companion" is a must read. ...

    I didn't enjoy reading about spoiled, bratty rich kids from Beverly Hills. ...

    reads like a diary, the writing needs WORK. ack. ...

  • Fred
    Nov 06, 2015

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

    I will blame myself for not really understanding that this book was a memoir about Kelly Carlin, with George in a supporting role. Perhaps if I had done my own homework I would have enjoyed it more or not read it at all. I vaguely knew that George had a daughter and wife, I certain...

    I picked up this book because I'm such a huge George Carlin fan. I had the pleasure of seeing him why in 1998 Anderson Indiana of all places. I think he was prepping for one of his HBO specials and I've never laughed so hard in my life. Kelly Carline has written a profound memoir of he...

    I received a copy of this book as part of the Goodreads' 'First Reader' program. This was a very depressing book to read. I really had a hard time trying to enjoy it...it was difficult resisting the temptation to simply set it aside. I do now have a greater appreciation of George Ca...

    I read this book as a fan of George Carlin because I wanted to know more about him, and the book gave me that. But, obviously, it's not a biography of George, it's a memoir of Kelly. It's pretty good as a memoir but if she wasn't George's daughter I wouldn't read it. I didn't relate to...

    I'm a huge fan of George Carlin and it pains me to rate this so low but I almost didn't finish this book. Kelly's large swaths of whiny, self-entitled navel-gazing seems like something that George would have railed against. Perhaps I was expecting something else, but it was too much Ke...

    Very interesting book, in a poor little rich girl sort of way. Kelly does graciously and with humility grow up, however, and become a productive member of society. And the insights into the transformation are life lessions we all need to obtain. I must say that dispite the fact that I ...

    This is much more a reflection of Kelly's life than of George's. While well written, it is more descriptive than insightful. It read somewhat clinicly as though it was read by an attorney before release. told me nothing new about george (one of my favorite comedians) or his life. thank...

    More than celebrity tell-all, Carlin's debut is a memoir of a childhood steeped in chaos and the long road to healing the wounds of the past. For anyone who's lost a parent or loved one, "A Carlin Home Companion" is a must read. ...

  • Melody
    Sep 26, 2015

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

    I will blame myself for not really understanding that this book was a memoir about Kelly Carlin, with George in a supporting role. Perhaps if I had done my own homework I would have enjoyed it more or not read it at all. I vaguely knew that George had a daughter and wife, I certain...

    I picked up this book because I'm such a huge George Carlin fan. I had the pleasure of seeing him why in 1998 Anderson Indiana of all places. I think he was prepping for one of his HBO specials and I've never laughed so hard in my life. Kelly Carline has written a profound memoir of he...

    I received a copy of this book as part of the Goodreads' 'First Reader' program. This was a very depressing book to read. I really had a hard time trying to enjoy it...it was difficult resisting the temptation to simply set it aside. I do now have a greater appreciation of George Ca...

    I read this book as a fan of George Carlin because I wanted to know more about him, and the book gave me that. But, obviously, it's not a biography of George, it's a memoir of Kelly. It's pretty good as a memoir but if she wasn't George's daughter I wouldn't read it. I didn't relate to...

    I'm a huge fan of George Carlin and it pains me to rate this so low but I almost didn't finish this book. Kelly's large swaths of whiny, self-entitled navel-gazing seems like something that George would have railed against. Perhaps I was expecting something else, but it was too much Ke...

    Very interesting book, in a poor little rich girl sort of way. Kelly does graciously and with humility grow up, however, and become a productive member of society. And the insights into the transformation are life lessions we all need to obtain. I must say that dispite the fact that I ...

    This is much more a reflection of Kelly's life than of George's. While well written, it is more descriptive than insightful. It read somewhat clinicly as though it was read by an attorney before release. told me nothing new about george (one of my favorite comedians) or his life. thank...

    More than celebrity tell-all, Carlin's debut is a memoir of a childhood steeped in chaos and the long road to healing the wounds of the past. For anyone who's lost a parent or loved one, "A Carlin Home Companion" is a must read. ...

    I didn't enjoy reading about spoiled, bratty rich kids from Beverly Hills. ...

    reads like a diary, the writing needs WORK. ack. ...

    George Carlin was a very funny man. Why that made me think I would enjoy this book I don't know. His daughter's life was just not interesting, at all. ...

    I won this book through the giveaways. A little depressing but very interesting. Had to keep reading it. ...

    I loved this book. I laughed I cried. Great read! ...

    Pretty good read. Last two chapters were kind of annoying and unnecessary. ...

    Growing up as the daughter of legendary comedian George Carlin presented itself with some unique challenges as well as heartfelt moments for Kelly. Whether she helped her parents through drug addictions, they helped her through toxic romances, or she forced herself to confront her pare...

    The subtitle reads, "Growing up with George." Who grew up with George? Kelly! Many of these reviewers thought the book was about her father. It's by and about the daughter and I have no problem with that. The first half is a detailed account of her early years and goes into great de...

    The book is fine. As a fan of the elder Carlin, it's fun to hear stories about the man not just the performer. The narrative rambles at times. Plus, for someone who talks at length about their writing skills, she uses the same phrases over and over. I actually screamed out loud in my c...

    A magnificent heartwarming tribute to her parents memory George Carlin (1937-2008) and mother Brenda Hosbrook (1936-1997), Kelly Carlin McCall recalls the exciting (never boring) life of her family who her father dubbed "The Three Musketeer's" in her debut memoir: "A Carlin Home Compan...

    I'm relieved to say this book crept up on me, because I love Kelly from first being introduced to her via Kevin Smith's podcasts and then through her own podcast Waking from the American Dream. I think I simultaneously expected something different here and was initially thrown by the t...

  • Eric
    Dec 21, 2015

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

    I will blame myself for not really understanding that this book was a memoir about Kelly Carlin, with George in a supporting role. Perhaps if I had done my own homework I would have enjoyed it more or not read it at all. I vaguely knew that George had a daughter and wife, I certain...

    I picked up this book because I'm such a huge George Carlin fan. I had the pleasure of seeing him why in 1998 Anderson Indiana of all places. I think he was prepping for one of his HBO specials and I've never laughed so hard in my life. Kelly Carline has written a profound memoir of he...

    I received a copy of this book as part of the Goodreads' 'First Reader' program. This was a very depressing book to read. I really had a hard time trying to enjoy it...it was difficult resisting the temptation to simply set it aside. I do now have a greater appreciation of George Ca...

    I read this book as a fan of George Carlin because I wanted to know more about him, and the book gave me that. But, obviously, it's not a biography of George, it's a memoir of Kelly. It's pretty good as a memoir but if she wasn't George's daughter I wouldn't read it. I didn't relate to...

    I'm a huge fan of George Carlin and it pains me to rate this so low but I almost didn't finish this book. Kelly's large swaths of whiny, self-entitled navel-gazing seems like something that George would have railed against. Perhaps I was expecting something else, but it was too much Ke...

    Very interesting book, in a poor little rich girl sort of way. Kelly does graciously and with humility grow up, however, and become a productive member of society. And the insights into the transformation are life lessions we all need to obtain. I must say that dispite the fact that I ...

    This is much more a reflection of Kelly's life than of George's. While well written, it is more descriptive than insightful. It read somewhat clinicly as though it was read by an attorney before release. told me nothing new about george (one of my favorite comedians) or his life. thank...

    More than celebrity tell-all, Carlin's debut is a memoir of a childhood steeped in chaos and the long road to healing the wounds of the past. For anyone who's lost a parent or loved one, "A Carlin Home Companion" is a must read. ...

    I didn't enjoy reading about spoiled, bratty rich kids from Beverly Hills. ...

    reads like a diary, the writing needs WORK. ack. ...

    George Carlin was a very funny man. Why that made me think I would enjoy this book I don't know. His daughter's life was just not interesting, at all. ...

    I won this book through the giveaways. A little depressing but very interesting. Had to keep reading it. ...

    I loved this book. I laughed I cried. Great read! ...

    Pretty good read. Last two chapters were kind of annoying and unnecessary. ...

    Growing up as the daughter of legendary comedian George Carlin presented itself with some unique challenges as well as heartfelt moments for Kelly. Whether she helped her parents through drug addictions, they helped her through toxic romances, or she forced herself to confront her pare...

    The subtitle reads, "Growing up with George." Who grew up with George? Kelly! Many of these reviewers thought the book was about her father. It's by and about the daughter and I have no problem with that. The first half is a detailed account of her early years and goes into great de...

    The book is fine. As a fan of the elder Carlin, it's fun to hear stories about the man not just the performer. The narrative rambles at times. Plus, for someone who talks at length about their writing skills, she uses the same phrases over and over. I actually screamed out loud in my c...

    A magnificent heartwarming tribute to her parents memory George Carlin (1937-2008) and mother Brenda Hosbrook (1936-1997), Kelly Carlin McCall recalls the exciting (never boring) life of her family who her father dubbed "The Three Musketeer's" in her debut memoir: "A Carlin Home Compan...

    I'm relieved to say this book crept up on me, because I love Kelly from first being introduced to her via Kevin Smith's podcasts and then through her own podcast Waking from the American Dream. I think I simultaneously expected something different here and was initially thrown by the t...

    I have a lot of thoughts on this one. First, I am an unashamed, unrepentant, and unrelenting George Carlin fan. I love all of his stuff. The books, the CDs, the HBO specials, the panel show interviews, Mr. Conductor... ALL of it. So I was a little scared to start reading this. See, ...

  • Peggy Lacorazza
    Feb 19, 2016

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

    I will blame myself for not really understanding that this book was a memoir about Kelly Carlin, with George in a supporting role. Perhaps if I had done my own homework I would have enjoyed it more or not read it at all. I vaguely knew that George had a daughter and wife, I certain...

    I picked up this book because I'm such a huge George Carlin fan. I had the pleasure of seeing him why in 1998 Anderson Indiana of all places. I think he was prepping for one of his HBO specials and I've never laughed so hard in my life. Kelly Carline has written a profound memoir of he...

    I received a copy of this book as part of the Goodreads' 'First Reader' program. This was a very depressing book to read. I really had a hard time trying to enjoy it...it was difficult resisting the temptation to simply set it aside. I do now have a greater appreciation of George Ca...

    I read this book as a fan of George Carlin because I wanted to know more about him, and the book gave me that. But, obviously, it's not a biography of George, it's a memoir of Kelly. It's pretty good as a memoir but if she wasn't George's daughter I wouldn't read it. I didn't relate to...

    I'm a huge fan of George Carlin and it pains me to rate this so low but I almost didn't finish this book. Kelly's large swaths of whiny, self-entitled navel-gazing seems like something that George would have railed against. Perhaps I was expecting something else, but it was too much Ke...

    Very interesting book, in a poor little rich girl sort of way. Kelly does graciously and with humility grow up, however, and become a productive member of society. And the insights into the transformation are life lessions we all need to obtain. I must say that dispite the fact that I ...

    This is much more a reflection of Kelly's life than of George's. While well written, it is more descriptive than insightful. It read somewhat clinicly as though it was read by an attorney before release. told me nothing new about george (one of my favorite comedians) or his life. thank...

    More than celebrity tell-all, Carlin's debut is a memoir of a childhood steeped in chaos and the long road to healing the wounds of the past. For anyone who's lost a parent or loved one, "A Carlin Home Companion" is a must read. ...

    I didn't enjoy reading about spoiled, bratty rich kids from Beverly Hills. ...

    reads like a diary, the writing needs WORK. ack. ...

    George Carlin was a very funny man. Why that made me think I would enjoy this book I don't know. His daughter's life was just not interesting, at all. ...

    I won this book through the giveaways. A little depressing but very interesting. Had to keep reading it. ...

    I loved this book. I laughed I cried. Great read! ...

    Pretty good read. Last two chapters were kind of annoying and unnecessary. ...

  • Tracy Goode
    Feb 20, 2016

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

    I will blame myself for not really understanding that this book was a memoir about Kelly Carlin, with George in a supporting role. Perhaps if I had done my own homework I would have enjoyed it more or not read it at all. I vaguely knew that George had a daughter and wife, I certain...

    I picked up this book because I'm such a huge George Carlin fan. I had the pleasure of seeing him why in 1998 Anderson Indiana of all places. I think he was prepping for one of his HBO specials and I've never laughed so hard in my life. Kelly Carline has written a profound memoir of he...

  • Bonnye Reed
    Aug 30, 2015

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

    I will blame myself for not really understanding that this book was a memoir about Kelly Carlin, with George in a supporting role. Perhaps if I had done my own homework I would have enjoyed it more or not read it at all. I vaguely knew that George had a daughter and wife, I certain...

    I picked up this book because I'm such a huge George Carlin fan. I had the pleasure of seeing him why in 1998 Anderson Indiana of all places. I think he was prepping for one of his HBO specials and I've never laughed so hard in my life. Kelly Carline has written a profound memoir of he...

    I received a copy of this book as part of the Goodreads' 'First Reader' program. This was a very depressing book to read. I really had a hard time trying to enjoy it...it was difficult resisting the temptation to simply set it aside. I do now have a greater appreciation of George Ca...

    I read this book as a fan of George Carlin because I wanted to know more about him, and the book gave me that. But, obviously, it's not a biography of George, it's a memoir of Kelly. It's pretty good as a memoir but if she wasn't George's daughter I wouldn't read it. I didn't relate to...

    I'm a huge fan of George Carlin and it pains me to rate this so low but I almost didn't finish this book. Kelly's large swaths of whiny, self-entitled navel-gazing seems like something that George would have railed against. Perhaps I was expecting something else, but it was too much Ke...

    Very interesting book, in a poor little rich girl sort of way. Kelly does graciously and with humility grow up, however, and become a productive member of society. And the insights into the transformation are life lessions we all need to obtain. I must say that dispite the fact that I ...

  • Jo
    Oct 26, 2015

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

  • John Bunyan
    Sep 15, 2015

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

    I will blame myself for not really understanding that this book was a memoir about Kelly Carlin, with George in a supporting role. Perhaps if I had done my own homework I would have enjoyed it more or not read it at all. I vaguely knew that George had a daughter and wife, I certain...

    I picked up this book because I'm such a huge George Carlin fan. I had the pleasure of seeing him why in 1998 Anderson Indiana of all places. I think he was prepping for one of his HBO specials and I've never laughed so hard in my life. Kelly Carline has written a profound memoir of he...

    I received a copy of this book as part of the Goodreads' 'First Reader' program. This was a very depressing book to read. I really had a hard time trying to enjoy it...it was difficult resisting the temptation to simply set it aside. I do now have a greater appreciation of George Ca...

    I read this book as a fan of George Carlin because I wanted to know more about him, and the book gave me that. But, obviously, it's not a biography of George, it's a memoir of Kelly. It's pretty good as a memoir but if she wasn't George's daughter I wouldn't read it. I didn't relate to...

  • Retha Cameron
    Aug 30, 2015

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

  • Cindy Fisher
    Nov 05, 2015

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

    I will blame myself for not really understanding that this book was a memoir about Kelly Carlin, with George in a supporting role. Perhaps if I had done my own homework I would have enjoyed it more or not read it at all. I vaguely knew that George had a daughter and wife, I certain...

    I picked up this book because I'm such a huge George Carlin fan. I had the pleasure of seeing him why in 1998 Anderson Indiana of all places. I think he was prepping for one of his HBO specials and I've never laughed so hard in my life. Kelly Carline has written a profound memoir of he...

    I received a copy of this book as part of the Goodreads' 'First Reader' program. This was a very depressing book to read. I really had a hard time trying to enjoy it...it was difficult resisting the temptation to simply set it aside. I do now have a greater appreciation of George Ca...

    I read this book as a fan of George Carlin because I wanted to know more about him, and the book gave me that. But, obviously, it's not a biography of George, it's a memoir of Kelly. It's pretty good as a memoir but if she wasn't George's daughter I wouldn't read it. I didn't relate to...

    I'm a huge fan of George Carlin and it pains me to rate this so low but I almost didn't finish this book. Kelly's large swaths of whiny, self-entitled navel-gazing seems like something that George would have railed against. Perhaps I was expecting something else, but it was too much Ke...

    Very interesting book, in a poor little rich girl sort of way. Kelly does graciously and with humility grow up, however, and become a productive member of society. And the insights into the transformation are life lessions we all need to obtain. I must say that dispite the fact that I ...

    This is much more a reflection of Kelly's life than of George's. While well written, it is more descriptive than insightful. It read somewhat clinicly as though it was read by an attorney before release. told me nothing new about george (one of my favorite comedians) or his life. thank...

    More than celebrity tell-all, Carlin's debut is a memoir of a childhood steeped in chaos and the long road to healing the wounds of the past. For anyone who's lost a parent or loved one, "A Carlin Home Companion" is a must read. ...

    I didn't enjoy reading about spoiled, bratty rich kids from Beverly Hills. ...

  • Kathleen Gray
    Aug 15, 2015

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

    I will blame myself for not really understanding that this book was a memoir about Kelly Carlin, with George in a supporting role. Perhaps if I had done my own homework I would have enjoyed it more or not read it at all. I vaguely knew that George had a daughter and wife, I certain...

    I picked up this book because I'm such a huge George Carlin fan. I had the pleasure of seeing him why in 1998 Anderson Indiana of all places. I think he was prepping for one of his HBO specials and I've never laughed so hard in my life. Kelly Carline has written a profound memoir of he...

    I received a copy of this book as part of the Goodreads' 'First Reader' program. This was a very depressing book to read. I really had a hard time trying to enjoy it...it was difficult resisting the temptation to simply set it aside. I do now have a greater appreciation of George Ca...

    I read this book as a fan of George Carlin because I wanted to know more about him, and the book gave me that. But, obviously, it's not a biography of George, it's a memoir of Kelly. It's pretty good as a memoir but if she wasn't George's daughter I wouldn't read it. I didn't relate to...

    I'm a huge fan of George Carlin and it pains me to rate this so low but I almost didn't finish this book. Kelly's large swaths of whiny, self-entitled navel-gazing seems like something that George would have railed against. Perhaps I was expecting something else, but it was too much Ke...

    Very interesting book, in a poor little rich girl sort of way. Kelly does graciously and with humility grow up, however, and become a productive member of society. And the insights into the transformation are life lessions we all need to obtain. I must say that dispite the fact that I ...

    This is much more a reflection of Kelly's life than of George's. While well written, it is more descriptive than insightful. It read somewhat clinicly as though it was read by an attorney before release. told me nothing new about george (one of my favorite comedians) or his life. thank...

  • Garrison Kelly
    Jan 24, 2018

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

    I will blame myself for not really understanding that this book was a memoir about Kelly Carlin, with George in a supporting role. Perhaps if I had done my own homework I would have enjoyed it more or not read it at all. I vaguely knew that George had a daughter and wife, I certain...

    I picked up this book because I'm such a huge George Carlin fan. I had the pleasure of seeing him why in 1998 Anderson Indiana of all places. I think he was prepping for one of his HBO specials and I've never laughed so hard in my life. Kelly Carline has written a profound memoir of he...

    I received a copy of this book as part of the Goodreads' 'First Reader' program. This was a very depressing book to read. I really had a hard time trying to enjoy it...it was difficult resisting the temptation to simply set it aside. I do now have a greater appreciation of George Ca...

    I read this book as a fan of George Carlin because I wanted to know more about him, and the book gave me that. But, obviously, it's not a biography of George, it's a memoir of Kelly. It's pretty good as a memoir but if she wasn't George's daughter I wouldn't read it. I didn't relate to...

    I'm a huge fan of George Carlin and it pains me to rate this so low but I almost didn't finish this book. Kelly's large swaths of whiny, self-entitled navel-gazing seems like something that George would have railed against. Perhaps I was expecting something else, but it was too much Ke...

    Very interesting book, in a poor little rich girl sort of way. Kelly does graciously and with humility grow up, however, and become a productive member of society. And the insights into the transformation are life lessions we all need to obtain. I must say that dispite the fact that I ...

    This is much more a reflection of Kelly's life than of George's. While well written, it is more descriptive than insightful. It read somewhat clinicly as though it was read by an attorney before release. told me nothing new about george (one of my favorite comedians) or his life. thank...

    More than celebrity tell-all, Carlin's debut is a memoir of a childhood steeped in chaos and the long road to healing the wounds of the past. For anyone who's lost a parent or loved one, "A Carlin Home Companion" is a must read. ...

    I didn't enjoy reading about spoiled, bratty rich kids from Beverly Hills. ...

    reads like a diary, the writing needs WORK. ack. ...

    George Carlin was a very funny man. Why that made me think I would enjoy this book I don't know. His daughter's life was just not interesting, at all. ...

    I won this book through the giveaways. A little depressing but very interesting. Had to keep reading it. ...

    I loved this book. I laughed I cried. Great read! ...

    Pretty good read. Last two chapters were kind of annoying and unnecessary. ...

    Growing up as the daughter of legendary comedian George Carlin presented itself with some unique challenges as well as heartfelt moments for Kelly. Whether she helped her parents through drug addictions, they helped her through toxic romances, or she forced herself to confront her pare...

  • Sue
    Dec 08, 2015

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

  • JC
    Dec 07, 2015

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

    I will blame myself for not really understanding that this book was a memoir about Kelly Carlin, with George in a supporting role. Perhaps if I had done my own homework I would have enjoyed it more or not read it at all. I vaguely knew that George had a daughter and wife, I certain...

  • Kelly
    Sep 02, 2015

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

  • Michelle
    Oct 20, 2015

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

    I will blame myself for not really understanding that this book was a memoir about Kelly Carlin, with George in a supporting role. Perhaps if I had done my own homework I would have enjoyed it more or not read it at all. I vaguely knew that George had a daughter and wife, I certain...

    I picked up this book because I'm such a huge George Carlin fan. I had the pleasure of seeing him why in 1998 Anderson Indiana of all places. I think he was prepping for one of his HBO specials and I've never laughed so hard in my life. Kelly Carline has written a profound memoir of he...

    I received a copy of this book as part of the Goodreads' 'First Reader' program. This was a very depressing book to read. I really had a hard time trying to enjoy it...it was difficult resisting the temptation to simply set it aside. I do now have a greater appreciation of George Ca...

    I read this book as a fan of George Carlin because I wanted to know more about him, and the book gave me that. But, obviously, it's not a biography of George, it's a memoir of Kelly. It's pretty good as a memoir but if she wasn't George's daughter I wouldn't read it. I didn't relate to...

    I'm a huge fan of George Carlin and it pains me to rate this so low but I almost didn't finish this book. Kelly's large swaths of whiny, self-entitled navel-gazing seems like something that George would have railed against. Perhaps I was expecting something else, but it was too much Ke...

    Very interesting book, in a poor little rich girl sort of way. Kelly does graciously and with humility grow up, however, and become a productive member of society. And the insights into the transformation are life lessions we all need to obtain. I must say that dispite the fact that I ...

    This is much more a reflection of Kelly's life than of George's. While well written, it is more descriptive than insightful. It read somewhat clinicly as though it was read by an attorney before release. told me nothing new about george (one of my favorite comedians) or his life. thank...

    More than celebrity tell-all, Carlin's debut is a memoir of a childhood steeped in chaos and the long road to healing the wounds of the past. For anyone who's lost a parent or loved one, "A Carlin Home Companion" is a must read. ...

    I didn't enjoy reading about spoiled, bratty rich kids from Beverly Hills. ...

    reads like a diary, the writing needs WORK. ack. ...

    George Carlin was a very funny man. Why that made me think I would enjoy this book I don't know. His daughter's life was just not interesting, at all. ...

    I won this book through the giveaways. A little depressing but very interesting. Had to keep reading it. ...

    I loved this book. I laughed I cried. Great read! ...

    Pretty good read. Last two chapters were kind of annoying and unnecessary. ...

    Growing up as the daughter of legendary comedian George Carlin presented itself with some unique challenges as well as heartfelt moments for Kelly. Whether she helped her parents through drug addictions, they helped her through toxic romances, or she forced herself to confront her pare...

    The subtitle reads, "Growing up with George." Who grew up with George? Kelly! Many of these reviewers thought the book was about her father. It's by and about the daughter and I have no problem with that. The first half is a detailed account of her early years and goes into great de...

    The book is fine. As a fan of the elder Carlin, it's fun to hear stories about the man not just the performer. The narrative rambles at times. Plus, for someone who talks at length about their writing skills, she uses the same phrases over and over. I actually screamed out loud in my c...

    A magnificent heartwarming tribute to her parents memory George Carlin (1937-2008) and mother Brenda Hosbrook (1936-1997), Kelly Carlin McCall recalls the exciting (never boring) life of her family who her father dubbed "The Three Musketeer's" in her debut memoir: "A Carlin Home Compan...

  • Bookish Jen
    Mar 02, 2016

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

  • Jennifer Daugherty
    Apr 18, 2018

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

    I will blame myself for not really understanding that this book was a memoir about Kelly Carlin, with George in a supporting role. Perhaps if I had done my own homework I would have enjoyed it more or not read it at all. I vaguely knew that George had a daughter and wife, I certain...

    I picked up this book because I'm such a huge George Carlin fan. I had the pleasure of seeing him why in 1998 Anderson Indiana of all places. I think he was prepping for one of his HBO specials and I've never laughed so hard in my life. Kelly Carline has written a profound memoir of he...

    I received a copy of this book as part of the Goodreads' 'First Reader' program. This was a very depressing book to read. I really had a hard time trying to enjoy it...it was difficult resisting the temptation to simply set it aside. I do now have a greater appreciation of George Ca...

    I read this book as a fan of George Carlin because I wanted to know more about him, and the book gave me that. But, obviously, it's not a biography of George, it's a memoir of Kelly. It's pretty good as a memoir but if she wasn't George's daughter I wouldn't read it. I didn't relate to...

    I'm a huge fan of George Carlin and it pains me to rate this so low but I almost didn't finish this book. Kelly's large swaths of whiny, self-entitled navel-gazing seems like something that George would have railed against. Perhaps I was expecting something else, but it was too much Ke...

    Very interesting book, in a poor little rich girl sort of way. Kelly does graciously and with humility grow up, however, and become a productive member of society. And the insights into the transformation are life lessions we all need to obtain. I must say that dispite the fact that I ...

    This is much more a reflection of Kelly's life than of George's. While well written, it is more descriptive than insightful. It read somewhat clinicly as though it was read by an attorney before release. told me nothing new about george (one of my favorite comedians) or his life. thank...

    More than celebrity tell-all, Carlin's debut is a memoir of a childhood steeped in chaos and the long road to healing the wounds of the past. For anyone who's lost a parent or loved one, "A Carlin Home Companion" is a must read. ...

    I didn't enjoy reading about spoiled, bratty rich kids from Beverly Hills. ...

    reads like a diary, the writing needs WORK. ack. ...

    George Carlin was a very funny man. Why that made me think I would enjoy this book I don't know. His daughter's life was just not interesting, at all. ...

    I won this book through the giveaways. A little depressing but very interesting. Had to keep reading it. ...

    I loved this book. I laughed I cried. Great read! ...

    Pretty good read. Last two chapters were kind of annoying and unnecessary. ...

    Growing up as the daughter of legendary comedian George Carlin presented itself with some unique challenges as well as heartfelt moments for Kelly. Whether she helped her parents through drug addictions, they helped her through toxic romances, or she forced herself to confront her pare...

    The subtitle reads, "Growing up with George." Who grew up with George? Kelly! Many of these reviewers thought the book was about her father. It's by and about the daughter and I have no problem with that. The first half is a detailed account of her early years and goes into great de...

    The book is fine. As a fan of the elder Carlin, it's fun to hear stories about the man not just the performer. The narrative rambles at times. Plus, for someone who talks at length about their writing skills, she uses the same phrases over and over. I actually screamed out loud in my c...

  • Dennis McCrea
    Aug 17, 2015

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

    I will blame myself for not really understanding that this book was a memoir about Kelly Carlin, with George in a supporting role. Perhaps if I had done my own homework I would have enjoyed it more or not read it at all. I vaguely knew that George had a daughter and wife, I certain...

    I picked up this book because I'm such a huge George Carlin fan. I had the pleasure of seeing him why in 1998 Anderson Indiana of all places. I think he was prepping for one of his HBO specials and I've never laughed so hard in my life. Kelly Carline has written a profound memoir of he...

    I received a copy of this book as part of the Goodreads' 'First Reader' program. This was a very depressing book to read. I really had a hard time trying to enjoy it...it was difficult resisting the temptation to simply set it aside. I do now have a greater appreciation of George Ca...

  • John Morrison
    Oct 22, 2015

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...

    If you pick up this book expecting the life of George Carlin, put it back down. What it is, instead, is an unintentionally revealing look at "difficult" life of the child of a celebrity. Having heard Kelly Carlin on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast, where she was funny and sharp, I was e...

    Having watched George barking at his own shadows for decades, nothing in this memoir came as any surprise as it relates to his behavior. I did, however, enjoy the account of his supposed startled reaction upon his death - I like to believe he barreled into a sudden realization totally ...

    Quite the book, a family biography. Kelly Carlin is by turns a child/adult in a dysfunctional home, a spoiled teen unaware of her opportunities, victim, perpetrator, adult/child dependent on her father, but most of all member of a battered but unbowed family. The book by turns is funny...

    A book by Kelly Carlin . . . about Kelly Carlin. Do not mistake this for a perspective on her father George. He wrote his own autobiography shortly before he passed (rip.) He was indeed everything the blurb says but that's not what this book is about. ...

    I?ll never forget the first time I heard of the late comedian George Carlin. I was at the tail end of my sixth grade year. Mr. S, my teacher, was driving a bunch of us silly twelve-year-old girls to a camping site where our entire class would stay for several days. Other kids in our ...

    I will blame myself for not really understanding that this book was a memoir about Kelly Carlin, with George in a supporting role. Perhaps if I had done my own homework I would have enjoyed it more or not read it at all. I vaguely knew that George had a daughter and wife, I certain...

    I picked up this book because I'm such a huge George Carlin fan. I had the pleasure of seeing him why in 1998 Anderson Indiana of all places. I think he was prepping for one of his HBO specials and I've never laughed so hard in my life. Kelly Carline has written a profound memoir of he...

    I received a copy of this book as part of the Goodreads' 'First Reader' program. This was a very depressing book to read. I really had a hard time trying to enjoy it...it was difficult resisting the temptation to simply set it aside. I do now have a greater appreciation of George Ca...

    I read this book as a fan of George Carlin because I wanted to know more about him, and the book gave me that. But, obviously, it's not a biography of George, it's a memoir of Kelly. It's pretty good as a memoir but if she wasn't George's daughter I wouldn't read it. I didn't relate to...

    I'm a huge fan of George Carlin and it pains me to rate this so low but I almost didn't finish this book. Kelly's large swaths of whiny, self-entitled navel-gazing seems like something that George would have railed against. Perhaps I was expecting something else, but it was too much Ke...

    Very interesting book, in a poor little rich girl sort of way. Kelly does graciously and with humility grow up, however, and become a productive member of society. And the insights into the transformation are life lessions we all need to obtain. I must say that dispite the fact that I ...

    This is much more a reflection of Kelly's life than of George's. While well written, it is more descriptive than insightful. It read somewhat clinicly as though it was read by an attorney before release. told me nothing new about george (one of my favorite comedians) or his life. thank...

    More than celebrity tell-all, Carlin's debut is a memoir of a childhood steeped in chaos and the long road to healing the wounds of the past. For anyone who's lost a parent or loved one, "A Carlin Home Companion" is a must read. ...

    I didn't enjoy reading about spoiled, bratty rich kids from Beverly Hills. ...

    reads like a diary, the writing needs WORK. ack. ...

    George Carlin was a very funny man. Why that made me think I would enjoy this book I don't know. His daughter's life was just not interesting, at all. ...

    I won this book through the giveaways. A little depressing but very interesting. Had to keep reading it. ...

  • Becky Carleton
    Nov 01, 2015

    Sometimes, Things are Better Left Unsaid ? This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book. Yeah, I was a George Carlin fan. I became a hit in my dorm as a freshman when I brought a cassette recording of ?Carlin at Carnegie? an...

    Having seen George Carlin perform at a theatre in the round back in the 70s, I was always a big fan. I remember leaving the show with extremely sore muscles in my cheeks from smiling and laughing so much. My brother was along; and I'm sure that when I commented that my face hurt, his r...

    I listened to the audiobook version. I did really like the book. However, I was not crazy about how Kelly Carlin read for the audiobook. I do really enjoy how she writes. I could see how some people might not like her since she does seem very entitled. But that surprisingly didn't both...

    I enjoyed this book a lot. If you were looking for a "feel good" story about George Carlin this is not the book for you. This is an honest, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, story of Kelly Carlin's life not a biography of the comic America loved. Kelly's style of writing sucke...

    Full disclosure: I returned this book to the library without finishing it. I just couldn't take any more pathetic celebrity name-dropping. When Carlin bragged about bedding Leif Garrett--"Nothing could possibly top having sex with Leif Garrett in Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's bed"...