Jokes My Father Never Taught Me
Rain Pryor didn't officially meet her father, Richard, until her mother (his ex) took her to his Hollywood mansion, where the famous comedian dazzled the 4-year-old with his glittery celebrity and enveloping hugs. Later she coped with his womanizing, druggy rages, hostile ex-wives, and suicide attempt—as well as the multiple sclerosis that finally upstaged him. Jokes My Father Never Taught Me (Regan), written with Cathy Crimmins, is a young woman's evocation of the "Black Prince" who, with all his failings, captured her heart.