Rediscover the comic genius that was Richard Pryor with a copy of the new paperback edition of Furious Cool. The paperback will be released October 21, but here’s your chance to win a copy before the publication date.
In a groundbreaking and revelatory biography, brothers David Henry and Joe Henry bring Pryor to life again both as a man and as an artist. This ode to one of the most influential and outstanding performers of our time provides an in-depth appreciation of his talent and his lasting influence, as well as an insightful examination of the world he lived in and the myriad influences that shaped his persona and his art.
Just fill out the form below to enter for a chance to win your very own copy of this brilliant biography.
Still not convinced you should enter? Check out some of the incredible praise Furious Cool garnered in hardcover:
“The Henrys’ exuberant tribute may well evoke renewed interest in a performance genius who remade the face of American stand-up comedy.” —The New York Times Book Review
“This chronicle of the provocative comedian examines his troubled life, his career, and his lasting cultural importance.” —Los Angeles Times
“The flames of genius burn bright and all too often too briefly. Incendiary, foulmouthed comic icon Richard Pryor changed the face of comedy and possessed, as biographers David and Joe Henry put it, a Furious Cool.” —Vanity Fair
“Gripping tales of exceptionally high and low times, surrounding a man who felt more at ease speaking to an audience of 2,000 than he did one-on-one… [a] well-written biography.” —Roanoke Times
“Henry and Henry give us a sense of the once-in-a-lifetime genius that Pryor was, but because we know how this tale unfolds, it’s painful to read. We watch his self-destruction through these pages, and feel powerless…And yet Furious Cool is impossible not to enjoy.” —Naples Daily News