Becoming Richard Pryor

Becoming Richard Pryor

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Draws upon interviews with family and friends, court transcripts, unpublished journals and screenplay drafts, to trace Richard Pryor's journey from his rough childhood to his ascent in the "New Hollywood" of the 1970s and his struggles with drugs and fame.
Publisher: New York :, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780062123305
Branch Call Number: ANF 792.76028 SAU
Characteristics: xvi, 586 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm


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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Drawing extensively on comedian Richard Pryor's inner circle (as well as unpublished journals, screenplay drafts, and court records), this richly detailed biography traces Pryor's evolution as a comedian as well as his troubled relationships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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