The Real George Carlin

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Sally Wade is George Carlin's widow, and she has some stories to tell. But they're not all about the comedian and popular thinker as a gruff man given to strings of four-letter words. In her new book "The George Carlin Letters: The Permanent Courtship of Sally Wade," she reveals letters, drawings, and experiences from the last ten years with the comedian. She said that the two of them were deeply committed to the relationship and exchanged notes frequently.

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Sally Wade

Comments [4]

Mikie from New Lenox IL

The little excerpts you have shared the pictures you have posted only left me hungry for more. Finally the taste is over and I get the full meal.

Mar. 09 2011 06:58 AM

An amazing woman! I can't wait to read the book!
I grew up with George and his public persona, and am now very pleased to meet the "real" George Carlin through Sally's loving eyes.
Thank you, Sally, for giving us this gift. Of yourself and your great love. x jo

Mar. 08 2011 02:03 PM
Janice Holladay from Killeen, TX

I've read enough of Sally's writing and enough excerpts from George's writings in the book that I cannot wait to read the entire thing. It's a wonderful story; one with much to teach us all abut intimacy. It's also a brave book. Letting someone into their life in such a private way requires much courage, especially for someone like Sally who does not seek the spotlight merely to be in it. I'm just very excited to read this book. And, how cool that it comes out today, on Mardi Gras! Way to go, Sally! I suspect readers will come to love her as much as they have loved George through the years.

Mar. 08 2011 01:17 PM
Susan from Kansas City

Sally, thanks so much for sharing some insight into your book which I'll receive today. Just as George lifted our spirits and helped us laugh at the absurd everyday stuff we have to tolerate, it's been a great gift getting to know you and Spot of course. My gratitude and all good wishes for success with The Carlin Letters!
Susan

Mar. 08 2011 12:07 PM

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