By David Henry
“Addictively readable . . . sometime, while fewer humans recognize Richard Pryor’s identify, Furious Cool could be the top safety opposed to the worst type of forgetting--the variety that comprises who we're now, who we enjoyed as soon as, and why.” ―Esquire
Richard Pryor was once arguably the one such a lot influential performer of the second one half the 20 th century, and positively he was once the main profitable black actor/comedian ever. debatable and a little bit enigmatic in the course of his lifestyles, Pryor’s performances unfolded a complete new global of chances, merging delusion with offended fact in a manner that wasn’t simply new--it used to be theretofore unthinkable. Now, this groundbreaking and revelatory paintings brings him to lifestyles back either as a guy and as an artist, delivering an in-depth appreciation of his expertise and his lasting effect, in addition to an insightful exam of the realm he lived in and the myriad impacts that formed either his character and his artwork.
“A testomony to [Pryor’s] stature not just as an African-American leisure idol but additionally as an American icon . . . The Henrys’ exuberant tribute may possibly evoke renewed curiosity in a functionality genius who remade the face of yank stand-up comedy.” ―The manhattan occasions ebook Review
“A modern, hugely literate biography that areas the comedian within the pop-cultural context of his times.” ―Bloomberg News
“Richard Pryor was once the main loose black guy of the 20 th century. He additionally was once a comic book genius. This e-book provides the definitive explanation why he used to be so unfastened and so sublime.” ―Dr. Cornel West
“David Henry and Joe Henry have introduced Richard Pryor again to pulsating lifestyles, declaring either his humanity and his immortality as a comic--and tragic--genius . . . Furious Cool is a wonderful heritage, alive with attention-grabbing characters.”
―The Huffington Post