Includes bibliographical references (pages [233-234]) and index.
Killer ride -- Rags. Jersey City runaway ; He flippeth! ; Look at the lights ; Circuit rider ; Miami vise ; Flip flops -- Riches. Surprises ; One giant leap ; Thursday night lights ; Top of the world ; Crossroads -- Liberty. Looking for the why ; Flip out ; God's fool ; Naked in the wind -- Back to the beach.
Chronicles Wilson's meteoric rise through the Chitlin' Circuit of segregated nightclubs to his breakthrough on Johnny Carson's Tonight show to his hit variety show, on which he created such outrageous characters as the sassy Geraldine and flock-fleecing Reverend Leroy.