Rubber balls and liquor

by Gottfried, Gilbert, 1955-2022

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Non-Fiction Collection PN2287.G656 A3 2011
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  PN2287.G656 A3 2011
 
 
Northland Public Library Biography B GOTTFRIED
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Biography
 
Call Number  B GOTTFRIED
 
 
Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 792.76 GOT
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  792.76 GOT
 
 
Summary

Nobody ever reads this part of the book. Somebody at the publishing house explained to me that it's actually called the book flap. That sounded dirty, so I giggled for three hours. But it says in my contract that I have to write something over here in this tiny space, even though I don't think anyone will notice. Some people might open up to the middle of the book and start flipping through pages, but nobody will read this part. In fact, I'll bet anything that you're not reading this part now. And if it turns out that you are . . . well, the guy in the bookstore is probably staring at you, saying, "Stop reading that book!" I guess there's a reason bookstores are going out of business, left and right. Cheap fucks like you think it's okay to stand in the aisles and read to your heart's content. So for the sake of bookstores everywhere, buy this fucking book. I myself don't care. I only care about the poor working man. Oh, andthe sanctity of the written word. I care about that, too. And in my case, those written words, of course, include fuck, dick, and pussy.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Comedian Gottfried goes for the jugular in his first humor book. As in George Carlin's Brain Droppings, the author loves to goof on language, and he is equally outrageous, as is evident when one deciphers the transsexual pun disguised in the book's title and the suggestive cover image. Gottfried free-associates, riffing in print with an improvisatory flair as wild as his standup routines. Blowjob and masturbation jokes punctuate a mix of memoir, angst-ridden anecdotes, and observational humor. Turning to self-mockery ("I have a face for voice-overs"), he tells how he landed the one-word role as the voice of the animated Aflac duck, and his fans will eagerly skip ahead to a chapter titled "Too Soon" about his now famous Friars Club performance two weeks after 9/11. Gottfried's basic tactic is to deliver a dynamite line and top it with several surprises before reaching the end of each paragraph, building to guffaw-inducing jokes on almost every page. (Apr. 26) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Gottfried, Gilbert, -- 1955-2022
Comedians -- United States -- Biography.
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
American wit and humor.
Publisher New York :St. Martin's Press,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description vii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780312668112
0312668112
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