The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell
Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian
On Sale: May 2, 2017
Hardcover / e-Book
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Non-Fiction Political | Humor
You may know W. Kamau Bell from his new, Emmy-nominated hit
show on CNN, United Shades of America. Or maybe you’ve read
about him in the New York Times, which called him “the most
promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” Or
maybe from The New Yorker, fawning over his brand of humor
writing: "Bell’s gimmick is intersectional progressivism: he
treats racial, gay, and women’s issues as inseparable."
After all this love and praise, it’s time for the next step:
a book. The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell is a humorous,
well-informed take on the world today, tackling a wide range
of issues, such as race relations; fatherhood; the state of
law enforcement today; comedians and superheroes; right-wing
politics; left-wing politics; failure; his interracial
marriage; white men; his up-bringing by very strong-willed,
race-conscious, yet ideologically opposite parents; his
early days struggling to find his comedic voice, then his
later days struggling to find his comedic voice; why he
never seemed to fit in with the Black comedy scene . . . or
the white comedy scene; how he was a Black nerd way before
that became a thing; how it took his wife and an East Bay
lesbian to teach him that racism and sexism often walk hand
in hand; and much, much more.
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