I want you to shut the f#ck up : how the audacity of dopes is ruining America

by Hughley, D. L. 1963-

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"Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth to see it like it is, and tell it like it is." --Richard Nixon
"I believe America is the solution to the world's problems." --Rush Limbaugh
"SHUT THE F#CK UP." --D. L. Hughley

The American dream is in dire need of a wake-up call. A f*cked up society is like an addict: if you are in denial, then things are going to keep getting worse until you hit bottom. According to D. L. Hughley, that's the direction in which America is headed.

In I Want You to Shut the F*ck Up , D.L. explains how we've become a nation of fat sissies playing Chicken Little, but in reverse: The sky is falling, but we're supposed to act like everything's fine. D.L. just points out the sobering facts: there is no standard of living by which we are the best. In terms of life expectancy, we're 36th--tied with Cuba; in terms of literacy, we're 20th--behind Kazakhstan. We sit here laughing at Borat, but the Kazakhs are sitting in their country reading.

Things are bad now and they're only going to get worse. Unless, of course, you sit down, shut the f*ck up, and listen to what D. L. Hughley has to say. I Want You to Shut the F*ck Up is a slap to the political senses, a much needed ass-kicking of the American sense of entitlement.  In these pages , D. L. Hughley calls it like he sees it, offering his hilarious yet insightful thoughts on:

- Our supposedly post-racial society
- The similarities between America the superpower and the drunk idiot at the bar
- Why Bill Clinton is more a product of a black upbringing than Barack Obama
- That apologizing is not the answer to controversy, especially when you meant what you said 
- Why civil rights leaders are largely to blame for black people not being represented on television
- Why getting your ghetto pass revoked should be seen as a good thing, not something to be ashamed of 
- And how hard it is to be married to a black woman
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: ""The American dream is in dire need of a wake-up call," says actor-comedian-producer Hughley. He has starred in shows on ABC (The Hughleys), CNN (D.L. Hughley Breaks the News) and HBO (Unapologetic) in addition to radio (The D.L. Hughley Morning Show), and now he finds a solid footing on yet another plateau as he makes an easy transition to the printed page, covering a wide range of topics, from meeting Mitt Romney ("He reminded me of a very high-end used-car salesman") to police brutality ("The one good thing to come out of the Rodney King fiasco is that much of what the LAPD formerly did in secrecy was now made public"). Throughout, his personal asides become a springboard to a penetrating commentary on contemporary life, as he nails down some truths on racism, education ("Half of U.S. students who begin college never finish"), the decline of customer service, literacy levels ("We're 20th-behind Poland and Kazakhstan"), black women, slurs and stereotypes, and the moral decline of black leaders ("Ali, King and Malcolm X were men who never looked for causes. The causes found them"). In the closing chapter, he concludes, "Comedy might not be able to change minds-but it can certainly expose truths and knock down fallacies." Ditto for this book, which provides that much-needed wakeup call. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects American wit and humor.
Publisher New York :Crown Archetype,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles I want you to shut the fuck up
Contributors Malice, Michael.
Language English
Description 279 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780307986238 (hbk.)
0307986233 (hbk.)
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