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George Carlin's wife to release a collection of his letters

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George-CarlinImage Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty ImagesIt turns out George Carlin’s posthumous memoir Last Words didn’t represent his last words after all. Gallery Books has announced the upcoming release of The Courtship of Sally Wade: The George Carlin Letters, an illustrated memoir from Carlin’s wife of ten years, which will include never-before-seen material from the infamous stand-up, as well as Wade’s own recollections of his final years.

It looks like it will mostly be a compendium of Carlin’s correspondence, a place for his stuff that didn’t make it into the previous book. As much as I love the ponytailed comedian, I always found epistolary collections make me feel a little uncomfortable and voyeuristic, even if the person in question has already passed away, so I’m not sure if I’ll spring for it. But what do you think, Shelf-Lifers? Interested in seeing the man behind the legend behind the seven words you can never say on television?