Chapter 2: Holy Mary, Mother of George
Last Words is an autobiography by American stand-up comedian George Carlin. It was published on November 10, 2009. In Last Words George Carlin tells the story of his life from birth to his final years. He also wrote a special parting gift to the world. The book contains photos taken throughout Carlin's life. It was released over a year after Carlin had died.
In 1993, George Carlin asked his friend and bestselling author Tony Hendra to help him write his autobiography. The two of them had scores of conversations, many were recorded, for almost fifteen years. During the conversations, they discussed Carlin's life, times, and evolution as a major comedian artist. When Carlin died on June 22, 2008 at age seventy-one, Hendra set out to assemble the book just as Carlin would have wanted.
This book was also released in Audiobook format, with George's brother Patrick reading the book.