People: May 12, 1986

It has been a while since Bill Cosby regaled audiences with stories of how he, Fat Albert and friends careened their way around parental authority to enjoy the gooey fruits of childhood. Cosby, 48, has grown some since (and his audiences have grown even more). Right now his comic focus is on how adults survive having kids. Thus the blurb makers, with more cause than usual, have dubbed him "America's Favorite Father." And just in time for Father's Day, | by no marketing coincidence, Cosby is out with a spanking-new best seller that rollicks through his mostly tried and mostly true...

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