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Maybe You Never Cry Again Audiobook

Maybe You Never Cry Again

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Publisher's Summary

By the tender age of five, Bernie Mac had found his calling: making others laugh. Since then, he has become one of the greatest comedians of our time. Now, this amazing comic delves deep down inside to retell the poignant story of his childhood and the people who helped shape him into the comedian, and the strong and self-reliant man, he is today.

When Mac was just 16 years old, he lost his beloved mother to breast cancer. While he grew up, she was a tough but loving teacher of life lessons and "Mac-isms" that would carry him through many hardships. These lessons gave him an inner strength that led him to choose hope over despair, and to follow his dream of becoming a comedian.

Mac recounts his slow rise to stardom, from doing stand-up at a church dinner at age eight, to performing in amateur open-mike nights to make ends meet, to eventually entertaining huge audiences on stage and in film and television. He also shares the secrets to life, and to comedy, that he learned along the way.

©2003 Bernie Mac and Pablo F. Fenjves; (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"An uplifting and humorous rags-to-riches story, told with heart." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • David
    24/07/14
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    "The Mac Man Lives"
    Where does Maybe You Never Cry Again rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Within my top 5


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Big Nigga, I thought it was funny he really called him that.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he came up with the saying "I aint scared of you MF's"


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Nothing like hearing his voice, tell his story


    Any additional comments?

    Great book, makes me sad that he is gone. RIP Mac Man

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Edwin
    Brooklyn, New York, United States
    20/03/13
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    "Sad & Happy Story, But Very Well Missed Bernie,RIP"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Maybe You Never Cry Again to be better than the print version?

    Yes of cause,His Voice U can`t beat that !


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Maybe You Never Cry Again?

    How his mom past away & He took it like a Man, For a young kid.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he met comedian Red Fox


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Maybe You Never Cry Again


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • shopper
    GROSSE POINTE, MI, United States
    15/01/13
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    "Holds Your Attention"
    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Due to mistakes (a few stumbles and mumbles throughout), it is clear that Bernie Mac is not a professional narrator but that is a part of the charm of listening. This is a real person telling their life story.


    Any additional comments?

    There are very few laughs in this book but if you are interested in learning about the man behind the laughs--his struggles, tragedies and successes--you will find this worthwhile.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Margaret Cokley
    20/09/17
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    "Maybe you never cry again"

    Loved it was a good day listening to the great man himself in his own words.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    21/08/17
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    "I loved his comedy, now I also love the man."

    It didn't feel like he was reading. It felt like he talking to me. I cried, and laughed, and I wish I had the opportunity to know him. Great book, great life stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • deno
    29/01/17
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    "Man I Miss THE MACK MAN"

    Great book and I'm sad that Bernie is gone. We love you Bernie. Peace and love.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mandy Van Cleave
    Ohio
    13/10/16
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    "Beautiful story, beautifully read"

    Excellent read! Bernie Mac was a very talented actor and comedian, one of my favorites of all time. It was sad to hear how rough his early life was. His strength and perseverance was unparalleled.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • rg
    2/10/16
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    "Bern-ie Bern-ie Bern-ie"

    dislike Bernie Mac sitting in the room with you just talking I mean doesn't feel like you're reading off the page at all so Lively funny heart touching emotional

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kevin E Davis
    29/08/16
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    "True honest"

    Started slow but once it got going I couldn't put it down. Bernie is honest, real, and down to earth as a comedian I appreciated his trills and tribulations and he truly gave me hope that I can be successful in this field. A great read for any fan of Bernie Mac

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joy
    29/06/16
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    "Love to Bernie Mac"

    My Soul miss listening to Bernie he was always real in the messages of his comedy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Nicollette
    London, United Kingdom
    14/09/12
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    "Deep..."

    Emotional story, so many different levels of experiences as he takes you along with him through his past. I loved it R>I>P Mac Man :-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pervinder Daklow
    9/08/17
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    "Awesome book read by the MAC man himself RIP"
    What made the experience of listening to Maybe You Never Cry Again the most enjoyable?

    Pulled on heart strings, the struggles and the pain along the path


    Which character – as performed by Bernie Mac – was your favourite?

    BEANIE


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    All of it


    Any additional comments?

    Must read or hear.

    I read the hardcopy a few time but to hear Bernie Mac tell it as it is really brings the book to life

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bernice
    United Kingdom
    21/04/17
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    "Started Very Well..."

    I loved this book to start with. A great story about his childhood. Really interesting. If it had stayed this way it would have been a 5 star book.

    However about half way through it felt like the book needed serious editing. There were too many details about little things - what they ate for dinner, grievances with employers and landlords, tributes to those that have supported him, lots of name dropping and repetition. Little interesting story and more about how much he earned, where he worked, the hours he worked and so forth.

    I expected there to be more comedy in this book and there was almost none, which was a shame.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Parke
    23/11/15
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    "It's going right back on"

    The only bad thing that I can say is that I wish it was longer. What a joy to hear. I have been a fan from the Kings of comedy to house party 3. It was wonderful to get to know more about him and his up bringing. It's a most listen and as the title says "it's going right back on"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marian
    2/08/15
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    "Real"

    I wanted to know a little bit about this talented comedian who died too young. Loved the story- lots of wise advice which is of course wrapped in funny :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • GIWI
    18/05/14
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    "Comedy Genius takes you through every emotion!"
    What made the experience of listening to Maybe You Never Cry Again the most enjoyable?

    Straight from the horses mouth! Every sigh, pause and chuckle had an impact. Fantasic story telling. It felt like you were listening to a friend on the telephone. Perfection!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bernie of course! His wife is a strong lady also!


    Have you listened to any of Bernie Mac’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Stand up and films are great but this book allows the listener to know the real Man behind the Comedy


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I dont want to spoil it for other listeners but it is a roller coster ride of emotions.


    Any additional comments?

    Perfection! Never gave up on his dream and he wasn't afraid not to conform!

    R.I.P Bernie Mac after listening to this I feel like I know you and you seem like a great man!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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