Synopses & Reviews
Shawn Wayans (star of the hit prime-time WB Network Television show The Wayans Bros.
), Chris Spencer (host of the upcoming national late night talk show Vibe
), and Suli McCullough (up-and-coming comedian, actor, writer) bring their lively brand of humor to the page in a book sure to tickle city- and country-bound alike. More than a place, the authors remind us, "ghetto" is a state of mind; "If Hillary Clinton ever picked up Chelsea from school with rollers in her hair...guess what? The First Lady be ghetto."
Among other ways to tell if you're ghetto:
You can read your haircut
You throw a pool party at the fire hydrant
You buy pagers to match your outfits
You go to church just to pick up women
Your fingernails are longer than your fingers
You have a car phone and no car
You take a bubble bath with dishwashing liquid
You get into a fistfight while you're pregnant
You missed the birth of your child because you were playing Sega
You named your daughters after cars you can't afford
In the tradition of Jeff Foxworthy's bestselling "You Might Be a Redneck If...", three up-and-coming comedians take readers on a hilarious trip through the 'hood', hysterically satirizing ghetto living with a light-hearted tone and laugh-out-loud quips.
About the Author
Shawn Wayans made his acting debut in 1988 in his brother Keenan Ivory Wayans' feature film, I'm Gonna Get You Sucka,
and later joined the cast of the Emmy Award-winning comedy series In Living Color.
He co-wrote, co-executive produced, and co-starred with his brother Marlon in last year's Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.
Currently, Shawn co-stars with Marlon in their hit television program The Wayans Bros.
on the WB Network. Shawn Wayans lives in Los Angeles.
Chris Spencer, who graduated from UCLA with a BA in theater arts, has appeared as a guest on The Arsenio Hall Show, The John Larroquette Show, In Living Color, Martin, and The Young and the Restless. His big screen performances include feature films Blankman, A Low Down Dirty Shame, Don't Be a Menace to South Central High While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, The Sixth Man, and the upcoming Faking D Funk for New Line Films. Beginning this summer, Spencer will host a new late-night talk show, Vibe, produced by Quincy Jones. He lives in Los Angeles.
Suli McCullough graduated from UCLA with a degree in political science and a minor in stand-up comedy. His first national appearance as a stand-up was on The Arsenio Hall Show. He has since appeared in guest-starring roles on such sitcoms as Married...With Children, The Larry Sanders Show, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. McCullough also appeared in the films Don't Be A Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood,Terminal Velocity, The Cable Guy and What's Love Got to Do With It. Currently he is working on a network sitcom. He lives in Los Angeles.