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Jokes My Father Never Taught Me Life, Love, and Loss with Richard Pryor

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ISBN-10: 0061350974

ISBN-13: 9780061350979

Edition: 2007

Authors: Rain Pryor

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Rain Pryor was born in the idealistic, free-love 1960s. Her mother was a Jewish go-go dancer who wanted a tribe of rainbow children. Rain's father was Richard Pryor, perhaps the most compelling and brilliant comedian of his era, a man whose self-destructiveness was as legendary as his groundbreaking comedy. Jokes My Father Never Taught Me is an intimate, harrowing, poignant, and often hilarious memoir that explores a divided heritage and the forces that shaped a wildly schizophrenic childhood. It is the story of a girl who grew up adoring her father even as she feared him-and feared for him, as his drug problems got worse. Both lovingly told and painfully frank, it is an unprecedented…    
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction
Home at Last
Introducing Richard Pryor
The Broken Hearts Club
We are Family
The God of Comedy
Man on Fire
Get Over It
Beverly Hills High
An Actor's Life
Wedding Bells
The Prisoner
Epilogue
Acknowledgments