Comedian George Carlin once said "I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." And he has. For years, Carlin has dished out edgy and controversial material without hesitation. His "Did you ever notice?" observations about everyday life, along with his perfect comedic timing, have kept audiences guessing for decades. To date, George Carlin's 12 HBO® specials have garnered three Emmy nominations and won six CableACE awards, and thus far eight of those HBO® shows have been released in two separate DVD packages. In 1997, Carlin ventured into a new field as Hyperion published his first book, Braindroppings, a collection of original routines, one-liners, commentaries, and essays. The book spent a total of 40 weeks on The New York Times Best-Seller list and has sold 850,000 copies. The book-on-tape version, read by Carlin himself, won the 2001 Grammy in the Best Spoken Comedy category, the latest of his three Grammys®.