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I'd Rather We Got Casinos: and Other Black Thoughts (09 Edition)

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Within these pages are the musings, the revelations, the ruminations, and the reflections of the incomparable Larry Wilmore. Here, collected for the first time, all in one place, are his Black Thoughts. From why black weathermen make him feel happy (or sad) and why brothas don't see UFOs to his search for Black Jesus or his quest to replace "African-American" with "chocolate," Wilmore has finally relented, agreeing to share his unique (black) perspective. Soon, you too will have the ability to find racism in everything. Bring back the Shetland Negro and do away with Black History Month! After all, can twenty-eight days of trivia really make up for centuries of oppression? In Wilmore's own words, "I'd rather we got casinos!"

Review:

"As 'Senior Black Correspondent' on cable TV's The Daily Show, comedian Wilmore provides some of the program's most hilarious moments while turning its satiric edge on his (largely white, middle-class, left-leaning) employers and audience, as well as his own people-retaining the full measure of his cynicism even in the midst of Obama-mania. In this collection (including essays, fake radio show transcripts, letters and wisecracks), readers get a tour of Wilmore's smart, sarcastic approach to race, media and the modern American psyche (perhaps most efficiently captured in back-to-back thought pieces, 'Black Weathermen Make Me Feel Happy' and 'Black Weathermen Make Me Feel Sad'). Part of Wilmore's appeal is the straight-faced mix of conviction and arch absurdity-more Steve Colbert than Jon Stewart-that's sometimes lacking without his deadpan, vaguely deprecating delivery. Still, fans will find consistent laughs, even if some of his longer, one-note pieces could have been better balanced with more of his goofy one-liners ('Random Black Thoughts'). Several of Wilmore's modest proposals, like his ongoing campaign to replace terms like 'African-American' and 'Black' with 'Chocolate' ('everybody loves chocolate!') display a classic satirist's ability to convince, confound and compel in equal measure." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

"The Daily Show's" Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Senior Black Correspondent shares his provocative, timely, and--above all--hilarious views on race in America.

About the Author

Larry Wilmore has been a TV producer, actor, comedian and writer for over 30 years. He has written for In Living Color, the Bernie Mac Show, The Office, and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He won an Emmy and a Peabody Award for his work on the Bernie Mac Show. He lives in NY and LA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781401309558
Author:
Wilmore, Larry
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Author:
Author
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Racism -- United States.
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Humor-Politics and Business
Subject:
Essays
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 13.28 oz
Age Level:
12-UP

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Product details 288 pages Hyperion Books - English 9781401309558 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "As 'Senior Black Correspondent' on cable TV's The Daily Show, comedian Wilmore provides some of the program's most hilarious moments while turning its satiric edge on his (largely white, middle-class, left-leaning) employers and audience, as well as his own people-retaining the full measure of his cynicism even in the midst of Obama-mania. In this collection (including essays, fake radio show transcripts, letters and wisecracks), readers get a tour of Wilmore's smart, sarcastic approach to race, media and the modern American psyche (perhaps most efficiently captured in back-to-back thought pieces, 'Black Weathermen Make Me Feel Happy' and 'Black Weathermen Make Me Feel Sad'). Part of Wilmore's appeal is the straight-faced mix of conviction and arch absurdity-more Steve Colbert than Jon Stewart-that's sometimes lacking without his deadpan, vaguely deprecating delivery. Still, fans will find consistent laughs, even if some of his longer, one-note pieces could have been better balanced with more of his goofy one-liners ('Random Black Thoughts'). Several of Wilmore's modest proposals, like his ongoing campaign to replace terms like 'African-American' and 'Black' with 'Chocolate' ('everybody loves chocolate!') display a classic satirist's ability to convince, confound and compel in equal measure." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , "The Daily Show's" Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Senior Black Correspondent shares his provocative, timely, and--above all--hilarious views on race in America.
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