The uproarious life of Richard Pryor, who was raised in his grandmother's brothel, married seven times, kicked drug addiction, and became arguably history's greatest and most influential stand-up comedian.
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Anthony Marra and Justin St. Germain are the winners of the 2013 Discover Great New Writers awards.
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