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Seven Dirty Words

The life and crimes of George Carlin

Cover of Seven Dirty Words, a book about George Carlin by journalist James Sullivan

If you aren’t aware of the infamous “seven dirty words” George Carlin used back in 1972, we won’t disclose them here, but we will tell you that seven words used in the Bible and Shakespeare (that couldn’t be broadcasted) were entered into Carlin's monologue, Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television and caused an uproar.

See also: Dick Van Dyke tells all about his life — on screen and off.

James Sullivan, contributor writer for Rolling Stone magazine has examined the famed comedians early career and iconic routines and shares all in his book, 7 Dirty Words: The Life and Crimes of George Carlin.

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