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How to talk dirty and influence people : an autobiography

Lenny Bruce (author)

How to talk dirty and influence people : an autobiography

Title
How to talk dirty and influence people : an autobiography
Author
Lenny Bruce 1925-1966
Language
English
Publisher
New York: Da Capo, copyright 2016
XVIII, 188 p., [24] pagina's platen
ISBN
9780306825293 (paperback)
Placing suggestion
796.3 (SISO) Theater ; Cabaret (ZIZO)

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About Lenny Bruce

Leonard Alfred Schneider (October 13, 1925 – August 3, 1966), better known by his stage name Lenny Bruce, was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, and satirist. He was renowned for his open, freestyle and critical form of comedy which contained satire, politics, religion, sex, and vulgarity. His 1964 conviction in an obscenity trial was followed by a posthumous pardon, the first in the history of New York state, by Governor George Pataki in 2003.

Bruce paved the way for counterculture era comedians. His trial for obscenity is seen as a landmark for freedom of speech in the United States. In 2017, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him third (behind disciples Richard Pryor and George Carlin) on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.

Early life

Lenny Bruce was born Leonard Alfred Schneider to a Jewish family in Mineola, New York, grew up in nearby Bellmore, and at…Read more on Wikipedia