His Life and Times

Large Print - 2014
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Bill Cosby grew up in a Philadelphia housing project, the son of an alcoholic father and a loving but overworked mother. He turned his life around to become a groundbreaking comedian and actor and a beloved -- and sometimes controversial -- American icon. Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Cosby and more than sixty of his closest friends and associates, this is a frank, fun and fascinating account of his life and historic legacy.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. :, Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2014
Edition: Large print edition
Description: 913 pages (large print), 26 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781410472953
Branch Call Number: LP 792.76028 Cos


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Oct 29, 2018

Title should be amended: "His Life and Crimes."

JohnK_KCMO Dec 05, 2016

This is an excellent biography of Bill Cosby but for the fact that it entirely avoids the scandals and legal battles Cosby has faced in recent years. The omission of this aspect of his life is glaring and problematic. Otherwise, it's well-researched and comprehensive.

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