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Bill Hicks - Love All The People (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Synopsis

Subtitled : Letters, Lyrics, Routines.

Bill Hicks was arguably the most influential stand-up comedian of the last 40 years. He was funny, out of hand, impossible to ignore and genuinely disturbing.

Bill Hicks died on February 26th, 1994. This is the first collection of all his stand-up routines, diaries and notebooks, letters and final writings. Here we can trace the evolution of Hicks' work from brilliant conventional stand-up into something far more interesting and dangerous: an open invitation to a life lived without fear. His work has inspired Michael Moore, Mark Thomas and Robert Newman among others.

The trade paperback published in February 2003 was the first collected work and included major stand-up routines, diary, notebook and letters extracts, plus his final writings, most previously unpublished. This paperback has extra material discovered subsequently.

Details
  • Format : Thicker 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Humorous Non-Fiction
  • Published : 2004 (This Revised Edition 2005 - Constable)
  • ISBN : 9781845291112
  • SKU : B003313
  • PPC : SP500gm
  • RRP : £7.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"A fantastic book. His truth will make your stomach churn - there were times I was laughing at the most horrendous things." - Shazia Mirza, Observer.

"His words still burn with righteous truth. This book could change your life." - Paul Brannigan, Kerrang.

"He exhorted his audiences to do more than just laugh - he wanted them to strive to make the world a better place." - Jon Barnes, Times Literary Supplement.

"The title Love All the People . . . isn't remotely ironic. Hicks was, in his angry, cynical and still unsurpassably funny way, the most hopeless of romantics." - Andrew Mueller, Time Out.

'Bill Hicks performed his first stand-up routine at 14 and died in February 1994 aged 32. He was hilarious, brilliant, brave and right about everything.' - Henry Rollins.

'An incredibly moving experience . . . Hicks's summation of life gains greater spirituality as he goes on.' - Scarlett Thomas, Independent on Sunday.

The Author

William Melvin Hicks was an American stand-up comedian and satirist. His material - encompassing a wide range of social issues including religion, politics, and philosophy - was controversial and often steeped in dark comedy. At the age of 16, Hicks began performing at the Comedy Workshop in Houston, Texas.

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