Pryor Convictions: And Other Life Sentences Paperback – 31 Mar 2006
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"Pryor delivered comedy like a musician delivers jazz" -- The Guardian
"Richard Pryor is truly one of the great artists of our time. His comic
genius and influence remain unparalleled." -- Eddie Murphy
"The Godfather of stand-up comedy at his best" -- FHM --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
If you are familiar with Pryors popular film work, buy the book it will maybe encourage you to venture further into his live shows. I have heard people say Pryors comedy was all about being a black man, it's not it's about being a man.
This is a book well worth getting and is such a good read, no matter how hard the guys life was he always found a way to make funny out of things and to to make others laugh, this is a amazing book about a amazin guy.
Once i started to read this book i found it hard to put down.
This book is a must for all Richard pyor fan.
But due to the Times back then, (No Internet, camera phones, or social media) We never really saw behind the show into the interesting real life journey or side actions that were part of his life,
Pryor Convictions tells his story and all the little things that make up who they are.
This book also explains how Some wrongs he committed ironically helped him be so good on Stage.
It also bravely tells us some Wrongs we never knew otherwise.
Some boring Celebrities Unnecessarily spin their autobiographies out into a series of books that are slow and dull.
However Rich is One of few celebrities I feel I could have easily read a whole autobiographical series from.
Pryor Convictions was great, and left me wanting to hear even more from Rich (which is the best *criticism something can receive)
For a legend like Richard Pryor, you expect an autobiography to be slightly longer than 270 (dpending on which version you read) pages. His life was as massive as he is in character yet I felt that a lot more detail could have been gone into.
A quick example, the epilogue by Jennifer hints at problems encountered through Richard's children but nothing more is mentioned, an autobiography should have it all!
A good book, but could have been great, like the man!
If you like his comedy, you'll love this book.
The paperback (2005) edition contains 280 numbered pages, contains an Introduction, an Epilogue and is separated into three sections:
Part 1 - Chapters 1-17.
Part 2 - Chapters 18-29.
Part 3 - Chapters 30-34.
Epilogue By Jennifer Lee Pryor.
A semi-fictional Black American character named Mudbone narrates the Introduction and the first chapters of the other two parts of the book. Mudbone presents an over view of the different aspects of Richard Pryor's life, as presented in the three parts of the book. Part of these narratives convey a dialogue between Richard Pryor and Mudbone - perhaps signalling that the character 'Mudbone' infact represents Pryor's inner dialogue, with himself. However, 'Mudbone' is a character that Pryor used on stage, claiming that he was based upon a person Pryor knew in his youth. Whatever the case, these opening chapters represent an earthy and honest wisdom.Read more ›
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Hilarious and sad all at same time. Loved this book very sad and touching but made me laugh out loud too. Good condition and came quick. Read in a week. BrilliantPublished 3 months ago by sammyb1
Perfect condition. Arrived on time. And just an amazing book too. Thank you!Published 15 months ago by Hannah
Extremely funny, never knew how hard a life the man had. Would recommend it 100%Published on 18 July 2014 by Jordan Maxwell
I've had this book since its release and am unsure why its like £80 new. Anyway it is a great insight into the Richard Pryor's life, he leaves nothing out either, everything from... Read morePublished on 19 April 2013 by MAttTOONfan85