Ladies and Gentlemen - Lenny Bruce!!

By Albert Goldman
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"Ladies and Gentlemen - Lenny Bruce!!" by Albert Goldman is a gripping biography that delves into the life and career of the influential and controversial comedian, Lenny Bruce.

Goldman paints a vivid portrait of Bruce, chronicling his rise in the comedy world, his unique style, and his groundbreaking use of social commentary. Through extensive research and interviews, the author explores Bruce's childhood, his struggles with addiction, and his constant battle against censorship.

With a keen eye for detail, Goldman examines Bruce's seminal court battles, which tested the limits of free speech. He delves into the personal relationships that shaped Bruce's life, including his marriages and his connections to notable figures of the time.

The book skillfully captures the essence of Bruce's performances, showcasing his brilliance on stage but also revealing the dark underbelly of his personal life. Goldman provides a deep understanding of Bruce's mindset, showcasing his vulnerabilities, insecurities, and the relentless pursuit of truth that would ultimately lead to his downfall.

"Ladies and Gentlemen - Lenny Bruce!!" is a meticulously researched and thought-provoking biography that pays homage to a comedic legend while shedding light on the challenges faced by artists in a society resistant to change.
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