…And other life sentences. The turbulent memoir of one of the most revolutionary comic performers. Frank, outrageous, profane, incisive and urgent. Pryor takes the reader from his birth in Illinois in 1940 and his childhood and adolescence in a family that worked in the whore houses, bars and pool halls of the coloured section, his stint in the army, his growth as into a powerful and honest comedian and becoming a cultural icon. There was also the money, the women, the cocaine, six marriages the the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.