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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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In describing the book, Tnurston said he hopes it exposes the reader to hos side of the black experience while offering practical, comedic advice based on [his] own painful lessons learned” [1] and that “If you don’t have a sense of humor this book will upset you greatly. So much of the book rang very true to me as a female. Apr 07, YupIReadIt rated it it was amazing. When I finally found it at the local bookstore, I was dismayed to find it in the humor section, filed amongst the novelty books, books shaped like toilets, and books that are blogs everyone is sick of.

And he asked if I knew what an Oreo was. The audiobook includes i How to Be Black is the reason audiobooks were created. But even if he doesn’t feel it, it’s still true. We had everything The Wire had except for universal critical acclaim and the undying love of white people who saw it.

How to Be Black Quotes by Baratunde R. Thurston

Thurston, How to Be Black. Read The Autobiography of Malcom X 8. But this guy’s name kept popping up on my Twitter feeds–another guy I follow kept posting about him and recommending him, and then his book kept appearing as well, so I picked it up. I like my black history in characters or less. Thurston weaves together his comedy with thoughtful missives about his own education at Sidwell Friends and Harvard University, and his lback in one of the blaack crack-addled neighborhoods in Washington, D.


It turned out that I did enjoy it.

Thurston is, among other things, a writer for The Onion, and he has the rare and valuable ability to be simultaneously entertaining and sharply observant. I was surprised that the humor fell flat so often, especially since Mr.

A black student who had been at the school for a really long time was assigned to be my buddy and adjust me to the environment. And it’s not like he sweeps history under the rug, either.

Super smart, accessible, and flows wonderfully. He resides in Brooklyn, lives on Twitter and has over 30 years experience being black. Baratunde, you’re cool and all, but your life isn’t really all that interesting.

This is probably because I’m more of a fiction guy then an autobiography guy. What the hell balls is that supposed to mean? This book may be funny, but the message in it couldn’t be more serious and straightforward.

And, there are the wonderful stories and recommendations. How to Be Black will be released in paperback on Oct. People should call me that. There are some hilarious descriptions of the different roles a black person has to play in American society, such as “the black friend” or “the angry black man,” and realizes that understanding and laughing about these things has positive results.

The section on his name and Nigerians discovering it Initial thoughts: In case you missed it the other million times I mentioned it, this bow is funny. So far, this is great! Or someone just stops walking past me and bursts out laughing. The issue is, I am not actually a fan of nonfiction.


Baratunde Thurston Explains ‘How To Be Black’ From the comedian and digital director of The Oniona satirical self-help book for anyone who has a black friend, wants to be the next black president or speak for the black community.

Baratunde Thurston Explains ‘How To Be Black’

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Initially, it was like: What ended my short-lived attempt at fitness glory? What a ridiculous name! Thurston wonderfully performs his book. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Trust me, I know. And then just a few days later an older African American gentleman went on a rant to me about “in his day” black people were trying to be white and now there were too many white folks trying to act black, bu I am loving this book so far.

If nothing else, bs conversations, smirks, giggles, and very confused looks I’ve gotten while reading this book in public have been great. This could be a baratundee specific to me, because I can’t watch shows like South Park or Family Guy or even the Thkrston.

How to Be Black is an autobiographic satire. For those of baratnude expecting a true guidebook with bullet points, lists, and exit criteria on How to Be Black, he provides them. Aug 03, Stephen Matlock rated it it was amazing Shelves: Views Read Edit View history. Want to Read saving….