How To Be Black, the enhanced e-book edition, contains 14 author-conducted video interviews with individuals who exemplify “how to be black,” an audio clip o . How to Be Black is a book written by the American comedian Baratunde Thurston . It is an autobiographical account of Thurston’s life and upbringing and. This interview was originally broadcast on Feb. 1, How to Be Black will be released in paperback on Oct. It’s no coincidence that.
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As revenge on comedy, I turned my brain into a humor decompiler. So far, this is great! Good Lord, being black is a full-time job in itself. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I was snorting through the pages like wildfire. Thuurston mom had this map of Africa on her bedroom wall, and she’d actually quiz me.
You’ll have to read the book to find out what they are: Baratunde thurstin fucking hilarious and I could listen to him talk forever. And most importantly, I’ve prevented people thurstn spending their hard-earned money. I uploaded it to my kindle with little hope that I would get through the first chapter. Since I’ve gotten three thuurston on this, I feel like maybe I should clarify a bit. Want to Read saving…. Baratunde spits the real so fast and funny that Thursyon sometimes had to gasp that someone had put the hard truth down in black and white without the paper burning up!
So much of the book rang very true to me as a female. You can’t end racism and make homophobia worse. It doesn’t seem to be something he avoids or something he uses as a badge: I really do think it is different over here and that you are defined by many things other than your race, at least coming from London it feels that way. Despite being raised by a Pan-African single mother in the inner city of Washington, DC during the drug wars, Thurston not only stayed out of trouble but also graduated from a private, primarily white Sidwell Friends School and later form Harvard University.
And that just means I tweet in real-time with hate. Actually they aren’t like a Greek chorus at all because they all say different things. So a big part of my how-to-be-black is actually trying to be inclusive of all the struggles. I do kind of wish Thurston had written a full-on memoir and explored his ideas of race through that, and if he ever decides to do it I will be first in line at the bookstore. Feb 01, Hilary rated it liked it Shelves: So for me personally, I really connected with his barattunde story and his compassionate way of navigating our oppression-ravaged world.
I have a feeling we would get along and crack up at bad jokes all night if we ran into each other at a bar. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I had this both in physical format and in audiobook form, and I think it is best listen to than read. Acquire a new bartaunde friend 9.
If nothing else, the conversations, smirks, giggles, and very confused looks I’ve gotten while reading this book in public have been great. View all 12 comments. Refresh and try again.
Thurston not only bravely thuraton very sensitive issues such as racial stereotypes and discrimination but also dares to make fun of them. People should call me that. It’s a rare person who not only can pull that off without burning out or succumbing to cynicism, but who can use it to fuel their ambition. And for that, Baratunde, I have to thank you.
Maybe he’s a black dude or an African dude. Baratunde Thurston did a great interview on Fresh Air, so I was very interested to read this book. For those of you expecting a true guidebook with bullet points, lists, and exit criteria on How to Be Black, he provides them. Funny, insightful, entertaining, sweet.
That’s not Bar’s fault, I’m just not the target audience for this book. But they didn’t exist until us.
For the few hours it takes to read, thurstoj is a lot of interesting stuff. I want to write my name in bold black letters on that line.