“Life is so messy, it needs a napkin.”

Praise from colleagues:

With rich humor and deep insight, Kelly Carlin pulls back the curtain on what it was like to grow up as the daughter of one of the most recognizable comedians of the twentieth century, and become a woman in her own right. This vivid, hilarious, heartbreaking story is at once singular and universal—it is a contemplation of what it takes to move beyond the legacy of childhood, and forge a life of your own.

There are a lot of nights I still wish I could sit next to George and talk; this is the next best thing. Wonderful readJon Stewart
Drop all your expectations when you open this book. It is written in the DNA of a Carlin, honest, biting, savage, funny, sad, dark, and profound. Kelly Carlin takes us on a journey from growing up in the shadow of one America’s greatest comic icons into the light that it led her into. Hold on; like George Carlin, this book gives you a hell of a ride.Lewis Black
With A Carlin Home Companion, Kelly Carlin proves she can stay cool while standing next to the sun. As a Carlin-phile, I began reading hoping to peek behind the curtains of Earth’s funniest man. I got more than a peek. Carlin opens the flood lights onto her childhood and the dysfunction in her house and in her mind. Her personal growth and awareness of self is inspiring. Kelly’s stories are hilarious and so personal, at times felt like I was reading her diary. For anyone that’s has ever not been sure who they are, this book is for you. There is a landing spot. Let Kelly Carlin be your beacon.Jay Mohr
As a fan, this book is essential. As a comic, this book is profound.Margaret Cho
The daughter of the great comedian speaks: funny and moving.Robert Klein
A Carlin Home Companion is one hell of a ride. With her unique perspective, Kelly Carlin shines a light on George Carlin, and gives great insight into a man who was a hero to many, but a father to one.Bill Maher
George Carlin gave us all so much to be thankful for, not least of which is his daughter Kelly. Her affection and admiration for her father jump off the page. And like her dad, her writing is funny, courageous and wise; this book is a glowing testament to them both. An inspiring and beautiful read.Paul Reiser
George Carlin spent his life dissecting the American psyche. Now his daughter Kelly continues the family tradition, wielding a scalpel of her own as she lays bare her life as a child, and an adult child, in the Carlin household. A brave and, naturally, hilarious book. – Dana Gould
In the hands of an accomplished writer, with a lifetime supply of research, this story would be a fascinating read. In Kelly’s hands, we get SO much more. Ms. Carlin has shared her firsthand knowledge in a masterful, hilarious and heartbreaking memoir of, and dedication to, one of the greatest comedic minds and performers in American history. Filled with wit, charm, and genuine, if not extraordinary prose. Bravo, Kelly!
Kevin Pollak
Kelly Carlin has humanized her father, in a way that doesn’t hold back and through her brilliant writing, brings him to life in a whole new way. In this book she shows she has her father’s talent for writing, his awesome humanity, and a good dose of his twisted comedic mind.Lizz Winstead
A heartwarming, hysterical read! Carlin the younger evokes a version of Carlin the senior we never had the pleasure of knowing: George Carlin the Dad! A Carlin Home Companion may be Kelly Carlin’s story specifically, but it’s also the story of the American family in general.Kevin Smith

Listen to Kelly talk about her book:

  1. NPR
  2. ACAST
  3. PLAYER.FM

Read some interviews that Kelly did about the book:

  1. FORBES
  2. VANITY FAIR
  3. LA TIMES
  4. SALON.COM

Kelly actually went on FOX News to promote her book:

  1. FOX NEWS

Legit Reviews for her book:

  1. NEW YOR TIMES
  2. NEWSWEEK
  3. NEW YORK POST
  4. LA REVIEW OF BOOKS
  5. MOTHER JONES
  6. SPLIT SIDER
  7. KIRK US REVIEWS