The awkward thoughts of W. Kamau Bell

by Bell, W. Kamau,

Format: Book on CD 2017
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Braddock Carnegie Library - Turtle Creek Audiovisual CD BK 792.76 BEL
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library - Turtle Creek
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD BK 792.76 BEL
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Open Stacks (CD) PN2287.B414 A3 2017
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Open Stacks
 
Call Number  (CD) PN2287.B414 A3 2017
 
 
Summary
You may know W. Kamau Bell from his new, Emmy-nominated hit show on CNN, United Shades of America . Or maybe you've read about him in the New York Times , which called him "the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years." Or maybe from The New Yorker , fawning over his brand of humor writing: "Bell's gimmick is intersectional progressivism: he treats racial, gay, and women's issues as inseparable."

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.

Additional Information
Subjects Bell, W. Kamau.
Comedians -- United States -- Biography.
African American comedians -- Biography.
World politics -- Humor.
Stand-up comedy routines.
Autobiographies.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York :Penguin Audio/Books on Tape,2017
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Awkward thoughts of W. Kamau Bell :
Contributors Penguin Audio (Firm), publisher.
Books on Tape, Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by the author.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781524733780
1524733784
9781524733766
1524733768
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