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Stand-up comic. Single dad. Radio personality. TV star. Prankster. Producer. Community activist. Man of faith.
Visit a church, comedy club, college campus, or barber shop, and you'll find few people who aren't familiar with or fans of Rickey Smiley. At least four million listeners in over 80 markets tune in every weekday morning to hear him banter with his radio show crew, hilariously prank call an unsuspecting listener, and perform skits etched by his one-man cast of characters including "Lil' Darryl", "Beauford", and "Joe Willie".
But in between the rapid-fire jokes, hip-hop beats, and celebrity dish are flashes of how Rickey views the world, from the challenges of raising children, to the importance of education, to the need to always stand in your own truth. After more than two decades in the spotlight, Rickey is finally ready to delve more deeply into the opinions he voices ever so briefly on the air, riffing on those issues that his listeners, viewers, and fans find most important. Stand by Your Truth is part memoir, part testimonial, and part life guide, mixing Rickey's down-home humor with the values he learned from being raised by three generations of elders, steeped in the Baptist church, and mentored by some of the most celebrated comics in the entertainment industry today.
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By Kerria on 10-27-17
I love this book!!
Rickey Smiley really has overcame so much and was able to put it all in one book. This is a book I won't forget he has so many encouraging words. Rickey was very Patient and because of that he is where God wants him. I smile and shed tears reading this book. I love it
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Tiffini Watts on 11-13-17
I am so glad that I listened to this book. I found myself sharing info frim the book with my family and friends. It helped me gain new perspective on several things and also inspired me to be a better person overall.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful