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About the Author
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
"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 piecea master of lyrical obscenity, Pryor is the only great poet satirist among our comics."
"Richard Pryor is an alchemist who can turn the darkest pain into the deepest comedy. His writing doesn't go for the jugularit goes straight for his aorta. I laughed, I cried, I set myself on fire."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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 "
"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."
"Profane, profound and poignant, this memoir manages to transfer much of Pryor's comic genius to the page."
"...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."
"...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."