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Publisher's Summary

The thinking person's comic who uses words as weapons, George Carlin shares all-new, cutting-edge opinion and observational humor in this best seller. Carlin demolishes everyday values and leaves you laughing out loud. Learn what he thinks of sports fans, how he would improve the TV networks, his suggestions for "Legal Murder Once a Month," and his plan for "World Peace Through Dancing." Performed by Carlin himself, and filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiosities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other verbal ordeals, Brain Droppings is infectiously funny.
©1997 Comedy Concepts, Inc. (P)16 9; 2000 HighBridge Company

Critic Reviews

  • Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Comedy Album, 2001

"Carlin...doesn't disappoint." (Entertainment Weekly)

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  • Terri A.
  • 12-12-2011

If you like the Carlin of late...

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

George Carlin went through an very noticeable evolution as a comic. The comic in his latter days is the comic of this book. If you remember him as the Hippy Dippy Weatherman, then this is not the same comic. Brain Droppings is a book of comic observations of the stupid things humans do and say and Carlin has no sympathy for us a a species.

What about George Carlin’s performance did you like?

Carlin performs the reading of the book with the same style and well practiced performance that you would see when attending a live standup performance.(Which I was lucky enough to experience once.) The show I saw live was repeated verbatim a few months later on HBO.

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  • D. A. Xavier
  • 12-08-2018

Looks like I'll still need to read the hardcopy

Good "broad strokes" version of the book. I need to read the hardcopy for the full treatment.

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  • Ernesto
  • 20-07-2017

hilarious

some of the best comedy you can listen to, I think I will buy the paperback edition.

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  • Project Engineer
  • 17-02-2016

Clever

An interesting view on todays use of language and new perspectives on both the big amd small social trends and issues in our society. All of this presented in a humorous manner.

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  • The Alchemystic
  • 14-05-2012

Kratchety Uncle George

Would you listen to Brain Droppings again? Why?

i listen again and again. i share his raunchy sense of humor.

What other book might you compare Brain Droppings to and why?

Napalm & Silly Putty I & 2. He has a great balance between 'righteous ranting' and 'raunchy humor'. George was a genius. i miss him.

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  • Tanya
  • 02-05-2010

GC never lets you down!

It is not his best work but extremely entertaining. I continue to listen to Brain Droppings and laugh!

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  • J. M. Batista
  • 20-05-2009

Hilariously intelligent!

A brilliant and very funny read. Caution: requires a certain degree of self-deprecating.

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  • Paul
  • 06-02-2009

Good Job George

George Carlin has done it again. He sees things from different eyes and minds then most people. I like his perspective and his comedy. Once again he has made this reader think and laugh constantly.

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  • Ray
  • 24-03-2006

Interesting

George's droppings certainly engages my brain. Really made me think. However, I didn't give this book very high mark because I didn't find it especially funny. Not in the rolling on the floor with stomach pain sort of way, which was what I was hoping for. Maybe it's just my sense of humor.

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  • jbx2usa
  • 22-08-2005

Funny

If you like George Carlin, you'll like this rather unorthodox book. But be warned: this is just a printed version of his HBO comedy specials. George is the only one who could read this work and make it funny...and he does it very well.

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  • david
  • 05-03-2018

wish it went on longer

One of the finest comedians of all time. a little over priced but still good value if you're paying per laugh