Cosby is certainly a worthy subject -- and without a doubt there is much drama in this comic's life.
Cosby fans will admire [this] new book....irresistible.
YA--Smith's updated version of Cosby (1986) is not a tell-all celebrity biography but rather a factual account of Cosby's life from his early childhood to the present. Sporting a new jacket cover, the book has some new black-and-white photographs; an additional five chapters; and a revised list of Cosby's books, recordings, etc. This narrative concludes with the tragic death of Ennis Cosby. The author chronicles the comedian's career and life experiences with entertaining reminiscences from family, friends, actors, and the man himself. Readers may already be familiar with the Cosby wit, humor, and style but may not be aware of the struggle and dedication of a person who is comfortable with who he is. In reading these pages, one will find Cosby's human frailties and emotions that contribute to his huge success. Cosby's humanitarian and educational values will motivate readers to become positive contributors to society.--Connie Freeman, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN
Details the comedian's roots and his career as a comic and an actor
in television and film, as well as his efforts on behalf of young
people. Draws on material from interviews with family and friends,
Cosby's college coach, his first manager, and personnel on his most
recent television show. Includes b&w photos, and a list of his
writings, recordings, films, and television credits.
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