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Kelly Carlin writes about her dad George, but it's not 'Daddy Dearest'

Kelly Carlin writes about her dad George, but it's not 'Daddy Dearest'

Sure, he was funny, and your friends probably thought he was cool, but George Carlin was your dad, after all, and well, that can get complicated. In Kelly Carlin's new book, "A Carlin Home Companion," the comedian's daughter untangles the paradoxes of her life among "the Three Musketeers," her father's nickname for their family. Her master's degree in psychology comes in handy — along with a saving sense of humor. The memoir about the family her father didn't talk about in his performances follows a solo stage performance the onetime TV writer built around her life then and now — the afflictions and affection of a daughter who found herself sometimes having...

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