Love All the People: The Essential Bill Hicks (Paperback)

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By Bill Hicks, John Lahr (Foreword by)
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" hero! Read Love All the People and he’ll be your hero too!" - Kevin H

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Love All the People, a collection of controversial comedian Bill Hicks' stand-up routines, notebooks, journals, and letters, traces his evolution from brilliant conventional stand-up to something far more interesting and dangerous: a comic speaking without fear. The result is a radical philosopher masquerading as a comedian, plumbing the American psyche with challenging (and side-splitting) conclusions. Hicks, who died of cancer in 1993, didn't go the easy way with his humor. He attacked the lies that justified the carnage of the Gulf War, the preposterous power of the mainstream media to confuse and corrupt, and the demeaning cynicism of the marketing culture. In Love All the People, that renegade comic artistry that made Bill Hicks an iconoclastic social commentator is recorded, celebrated, and revealed as true genius in this expanded edition that includes additional routines and other writings.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781593762018
ISBN-10: 1593762011
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2008
Pages: 384
Language: English