Pryor Convictions, and Other Life Sentences

Pryor Convictions, and Other Life Sentences

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Baker & Taylor
The memoirs of a revolutionary comedian follows Pryor's streetwise childhood, early successes, battle with cocaine, six marriages, quadruple-bypass surgery, and diagnosis with multiple sclerosis

Blackwell North Amer
Frank, outrageous, profane, incisive, urgent - but above all, possessed by luminous humor - Pryor takes us from his birth in Peoria, Illinois, in 1940 and his childhood and adolescence in a family that worked in the whorehouses, bars, and pool halls of the black section, through his stint in the army, his peripatetic life as a burgeoning comic, his achievement of a true comedic persona, his ascendance as the most powerful and honest comedian of the 1970s and early 1980s, to his years as a cultural icon - the legendary performances, the movies, the money, the women, the cocaine addiction, the self-immolation, the six marriages, the quadruple-bypass surgery, and the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

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& Taylor

The personal memoirs of a revolutionary comedian follows Pryor's streetwise childhood, early successes, battle with cocaine, six marriages, quadruple-bypass surgery, and diagnosis with multiple sclerosis. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c1995.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780679432500
0679432507
Branch Call Number: 920 PRYOR, R.
Characteristics: 257 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Gold, Todd

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