The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell

The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell

Tales of A 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-up Comedian

Audiobook CD - 2017
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W. Kamau Bell delivers 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.
Publisher: [Westminster, Md.] :, Books on Tape ;, New York :, Penguin Audio,, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2017
ISBN: 9781524733780
Call Number: CD 792.7602 BELL
Characteristics: 9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
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JCLKarynH May 21, 2018

W. Kamau Bell's thoughts are indeed awkward, but in a hilarious and insightful way. He tackles a menagerie of topics including his upbringing, Denzel Washington, Doc McStuffins, interracial marriage, activism, hosting the t.v. shows: Totally Biased and United Shades of America, racism, sexism, and the 2016 presidential election, among others. His audio book narration has the best inflections and asides, and he's not afraid to dig deep and be inclusive or controversial. If you're a fan of United Shades of America, give Bell's awkward thoughts a try.


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