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Fatherhood Paperback – May 1, 1987
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Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Cosby's success on television has been matched in other areas. In 1986 he broke Radio City Music Hall's 53-year-old attendance record for his concert appearance. Cosby's also a giant in the publishing world. Fatherhood (1986) became one of the fastest-selling hardcover book of all time, remaining for more than half of its fifty-four weeks on The New York Times Best Seller List as Number 1. It has sold 2.6 million hardcover copies and 1.5 million paperbacks. Time Flies had the largest single first printing in publishing history--1.75 million. Now, I Am What I Ate,and I'm Frightened. A crusader throughout his career for a better world, his great success in the world of entertainment is complemented by his involvement with a host of charity organizations, making substantial gifts in support of education, most notably to predominantly black colleges and to various social service and civil rights organizations. On the evolution of his own style of comedy, Bill Cosby states that he was drawn at an early age to the masters of jazz, learning to emulate in comedy their ability to take an idea and continually find new and innovative ways of expressing the same theme. The legacy of Bill Cosby's comedic genius is as sweet, meaningful and universal as any piece of music ever played.
Top Customer Reviews
Cosby takes parents on a tour of parenting from pregnancy through the teen years, with sound observations on developmental quirks at each stage of childhood. He's not one of those parents who forget as soon as they become parents, what it was like to be a youngster. Listen to Cosby's alarm at his daughter wanting to spend the day hanging around the mall: "He (the father) knows exactly what those boys at the mall have in their depraved little minds because he once owned such a depraved little mind himself. In fact, if he thinks enough about the plans that he used to have for young girls, he might even run over to the mall and have a few of those boys arrested.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love the book because he and his shows were so funny. The book finds humor in every day life (based on his life as a dad.) I could relate to so much of what he talked about. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Rhonni
Great insight from an icon. Stories that make you laugh out loud & some tearjerkers.Published 2 months ago by Stephanie Baker
Cancelled my order & asked for my money back d/t all the controversy surrounding him!Published 5 months ago by Book Lover
A little dated, but still is inspiring for all the non-perfect dads in the world. Even my teenagers enjoyed reading it as a way to see the world through from a dad's perspective.Published 7 months ago by Tealeaf
I got this for a christmas present for my brother when he had his first child.He found it very funny. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Elizabeth Ewins
My father bought this to replace an old one he borrowed years ago. Our only complaint is the description says Hardcover. This is NOT hardcoverPublished 10 months ago by Abby
Turns out Bill is funny to listen to... not too funny to read, though.Published 11 months ago by Orphonic Multimedia
If you like watching 'The Cosby Show' you will really enjoy reading this book! He based the show off his real life family and many of the antics the children do in the show are in... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Rosa Cline