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Comedian/Actor Sal Richards Pens New Memoir

There's no business like show business! Comedian and actor Sal Richards opens up in his stunning memoir "Behind the Laughter, Hidden Tears" to tell how he relates to audiences, by using the experiences he has survived and overcome in life.

Says famed comedian Jay Leno, "After reading this book, it turns out that the tough guy and funny comedian I always knew as Sal Richards, is actually a loving father, husband and grandfather. Get to know him, read this book. You will love it!"

Sal reaches out to hearts, souls, and minds with an honest examination of the hardships he has faced, including the death of his 21-year-old son and the throat cancer and quadruple bypass surgery that threatened his own life.

"With sensitivity, Sal Richards unmasks the face of a clown to weave an emotional story of courage and faith that bonds a family and enables it to overcome adversity. The story is as raw as the life he has lived. It is a testament to the fact that after tasting the bitterness of life there still can be laughter." - Marvin Scott, Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist and senior correspondent WPIX-TV, New York

The author reveals the many obstacles he faced over his long career while trying to make it in show business, including the good and bad times spent with top celebrities. For this entertainer, each tear is a lesson learned about facing life's adversity with grace and courage.

"This book is not only a fascinating read about the entertainment industry, but an insightful look into a very special man's life. We are thrilled to announce its release," said Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency.

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About the Author: Sal Richards' motivation for this book came from a documentary done on his life. The documentary won six best awards at festivals around the country. His wife, RoseAnn, has stood by the author and encouraged him every step of the way. They reside in West Palm Beach, Florida.

"The most honest and sincere autobiography I have ever read, unbelievable." - Julius La Rosa, singer/actor

"Sal Richards tells it all on and off the stage ... I loved it and I know you'll love it!" - Jerry Stiller, actor/comedian

BEHIND THE LAUGHTER, HIDDEN TEARS (ISBN: 978-1-60911-255-4) is now available in softcover for $12.50. The hardcover version (ISBN: 978-1-60911-240-0, $26.95) is also available through the publisher's website and can be ordered through the publisher's website: or at or

WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder(at)sbpra(dot)net.

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