The Awkward Thoughts of 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 ComedianBook - 2017
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.
From Library Staff
LPL_KateG Jun 19, 2018
THIS IS SO GOOD ON AUDIO. Bell's book was released Spring 2017 and tackles so many subjects with both hilarity and thoughtfulness. I listened to this in my car and there were times I had to stop driving because I was either laughing too hard or sobbing. He tells personal stories about his stand-u... Read More »