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American Scream: The Bill Hicks Story

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Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Andy Kaufman — add Bill Hicks to that list of brilliant, fearless comics. Just emerging from underground cult status when he died at age thirty-two, Bill Hicks spent most of his life making audiences roar — and censors cringe — with biting social satire about everything from former president George Bush to rock stars who hawk diet Coke. His nervy talent redefined the boundaries of comedy in the '80s and won him a list of admirers that includes John Cleese, George Carlin, and Thom Yorke of Radiohead.

This posthumous biography reveals for the first time what made Bill Hicks tick — what made him laugh, what pissed him off, and what he saw as his ultimate mission: to release people from their prison of ignorance. From his first comedy gig at Bible camp to his infamous cancellation on The Late Show with David Letterman, Cynthia True portrays an artist whose outrage, drive, and compassion fueled a controversial body of work that still resonates today.

About the Author

Cynthia True has written for TimeOut New York, Texas Monthly, Glamour, Rolling Stone, and Harper's Bazaar. She lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380803774
Author:
True, Cynthia
Author:
Garofalo, Janeane
Publisher:
HarperPB
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Comedians
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Comedians
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 183
Publication Date:
20020219
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.20x6.20x.74 in. .77 lbs.

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