Pryor Convictions: And Other Life Sentences

Pryor Convictions: And Other Life Sentences

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Richard Pryor journeys from his childhood in a family that worked in whore-houses and bars, through to his years in Hollywood-the money, the women, the drugs-and the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684411023
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication date: 02/13/2018
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Richard Pryor is a funny man. After reading his memoirs, many will find that he is also a very sad man and that his tortured life has never eased up enough for him to know peace. Still, Pryor makes us look anew at the pain and suffering of life and exhorts us to "keep some sunshine" on our faces.

JD Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. A classically trained actor, his television and film credits include roles on House, ER, and Law & Order. JD was named one of AudioFile magazine's Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013.

What People are Saying About This

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"If [Charlie Chaplin] had found the street language to match his low-life, tramp movements, he might have been something like Richard Pryor, who's all of a piece—a master of lyrical obscenity, Pryor is the only great poet satirist among our comics."
Pauline Kael

"Richard Pryor is an alchemist who can turn the darkest pain into the deepest comedy. His writing doesn't go for the jugular—it goes straight for his aorta. I laughed, I cried, I set myself on fire."
Robin Williams

"I loved this book. What would life be like without Richard Pryor and Mudbone? Dull, baby, very dull. There will never be another Richard Pryor. He is, and always has been, the funniest man alive."
Whoopi Goldberg

"To fully appreciate the power of Richard Pryor as a stand-up comedian, you had to follow him at the Comedy Store. I did once, and I'm lucky to be alive."
David Letterman

"Some people are born wearing an iron shoe. They're the ones who kick doors down and enter the places that before them have been untouched even by light. Theirs is always a mission filled with loneliness and broken bones. Richard Pryor is one of the bravest of them."
Jim Carrey

"I've always thought that a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying 'Ain't that the truth!' Richard Pryor is the truth machine. He has taken 'Black Street Humor' to its highest universal level. He writes as well as he talks. Read this book and you'll see. Richard Pryor is a funny mother-trucker "
Quincy Jones

"As if his body of work doesn't contain enough bone-raw truth and insight, here Pryor peels back the last layer of his battle-scarred skin to reveal the wretched demons that make him the true King of Comedy, and the rest of us just pretenders to the throne."
Denis Leary

"Profane, profound and poignant, this memoir manages to transfer much of Pryor's comic genius to the page."
Publishers Weekly

"...a vivid account of a comedian's slow demise and self-destruction. Not at all languid, Pryor's life has been a roller-coaster ride, and he describes it in the language and voice he is known for."
Library Journal

"...devastating and outrageous. This is a work that will be discussed, and also one that many will just recall every now and then, on gloomy days, on sunny ones, acknowledging Pryor's exhortation as we serve time."

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