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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.

©2018 Indigo, Inc. (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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The tragic life of Richard Pryor

What a story. Miss the man and his humor. This book humanizes him and brings him close to earth, but don't worry, his feet never touch the ground.

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Powerful and painful

This was one of the best books on Audible, yet one of the most painful. Richard Pryor was an exceptional talent and his insights in this book are amazing. I would have liked to hear more about some of his professional relationships and it seemed that he only skims the surface when talking Eddie Murphy, Redd Foxx, and Gene Wilder. One of the best and most brutally honest autobiographies I’ve read.

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Not funny, just sad

A dead honest and truly sad story that moved me. I didn't know all of this about Richard Pryor. This one I will for sure listen to again! Well written and read. Five stars from me.

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Read the book years ago

I really think the narration could have been better. I read the book year ago and the narrator just did not capture the Richard Pryor style. It was not his fault. Maybe a comedian should have do it.

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Wow...

Richard Pryor lived his life... should have been dead long time ago.. Reminded me of the stories some of my uncle's told. Great read when you think your own life is fucked up.

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Interesting

Wow, Richard Pryor. I think that is enough said. very interesting to read this book.

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great read. I was aware of some of the things in this book but not all

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Great Reading Absolutely Amazing

Absolutely Amazing Stories Life Lessons We Can All Learn From!! Thanks Mr.Richard Pryor Love You !!!!

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A must have

If you want to know how its genius mind worked, you have to read it. It is an honest self description from the funniest man ever born.

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Insightful

The narration made several erroneous quotations, as well as inaccurate vocal inflections of Richard's material. The narrators inability to capture the vibrance of Richard's performance is quite excusable however.

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