New York, NY (April 7, 2010) -- Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, will publish a unique illustrated memoir by Sally Wade, George Carlin's wife of ten years. THE PERMANENT COURTSHIP OF SALLY WADE: The George Carlin Letters, a collection of never-before-seen writings and artwork by the late great comedian, woven into Sally's beautifully told chronicle of the last ten years of their life together, provides a rare glimpse into the man behind the legend. Gallery Vice President and Editorial Director Tricia Boczkowski acquired North American rights to the book through Dan Strone of Trident Media.

George Carlin wrote to his wife daily-notes, postcard, letters...he even started fights on paper; the title is taken from his very last note, which Sally found propped up on her computer upon returning from the hospital the day he died.

"This might just be one of the greatest love stories ever told...hilariously," says Boczkowski. "No one but Sally's ever seen this side of George Carlin."

A Spring 2011 publication is planned.

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