Becoming Richard Pryor

Becoming Richard Pryor

Book - 2014
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"Brings the man and his comic genius into focus as never before. Drawing upon a mountain of original research--interviews with family and friends, court transcripts, unpublished journals, screenplay drafts--Scott Saul traces Pryor's rough journey to the heights of fame: from his heartbreaking childhood, his trials in the Army, and his apprentice days in Greenwich Village to his soul-searching interlude in Berkeley and his ascent in the New Hollywood of the 1970s"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062123305
0062123300
Branch Call Number: B PRYOR 2014
Characteristics: xvi, 586 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Richard Pryor

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ChristchurchLib Mar 01, 2015

Drawing extensively on comedian Richard Pryor's inner circle (as well as unpublished journals, screenplay drafts, and court records), this richly detailed biography traces Pryor's evolution as a comedian as well as his troubled relationships and struggles with addiction. Essential reading for fans of the comedian's work, Becoming Richard Pryor also discusses the social and political forces of the 1960s and '70s that shaped Pryor's career and helped him make "an enduring mark on American comedy" (Booklist). Popular Culture newsletter March 2015.

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