Synopses & Reviews
By the tender of age of five, Bernie Mac had found his calling: making others laugh. Now this amazing comedian delves deep inside to share the poignant story of his childhood and the people who shaped him into the strong, self-reliant man and ruthlessly funny comedian he is today.
When Bernie was just sixteen, he lost his mother to cancer.
A tough but loving teacher, she showered the unwilling boy with life lessons and "Mac-isms" that would later carry him through many hardships and give him strength during his slow rise to stardom. Maybe You Never Cry Again recounts this ascent in hilarious detail, from eight-year-old Bernie's stand-up comedy performance at a church dinner to open mike nights in Chicago, the jobs he juggled to make ends meet and eventually, his success in entertaining huge audiences on stage, in film, and on television.
Maybe You Never Cry Again is a powerful testament to how a mother's love makes everything possible.
"[An] uplifting-and humorous-rags to riches story, told with heart." Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Bernie Mac is the star and co-creator of The Bernie Mac Show. He has appeared in Russell Simmons's Def Comedy Jam, HBO's Midnight Mac, The Original Kings of Comedy, Mo' Money, Moesha, Ocean's Eleven, Head of State, and the upcoming Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle and Mr. 3000. He divides his time between Los Angeles and his hometown of Chicago.