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The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell

  • Hardcover $28.00

    May 02, 2017 | 352 Pages

  • Ebook $14.99

    May 02, 2017 | 320 Pages

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“Bell… tackles everything from racism to his life growing up as a Blerd (Black nerd) to his struggles to find his comedic voice in this illuminating memoir.” Entertainment Weekly

“With insight and aplomb, stand-up comedian Bell recounts his career arc…Those unfamiliar with Bell’s work or expecting a lighthearted read from a popular comedian will be surprised by the book’s breadth and depth…This informative read will be illuminating and worthwhile for aspiring comedians and general readers.”Publishers Weekly

“At times funny, at times somber, this debut will be enjoyed by fans of United Shades, Issa Rae’s TV series Insecure, and anyone who enjoys comedy with a personal touch.”Library Journal

“A funny, heartfelt tête-à-tête with a down-to-earth star.”Boston Magazine

“At turns sarcastic, poetic and enraged, Bell’s language is potent. His own realization of how racism intersects with other forms of discrimination, like sexism, broadens his platform and embraces a wide audience. Awkward Thoughts is definitely entertaining, but it also invites readers to look through different eyes. And those who aren’t inspired to take action will at least have considered a new view. As Bell says, ‘that’s progress.’”—Shelf Awareness (starred review)

“A comprehensive look at what gave rise to Bell’s insightful, critical eye and his hilarious comedy.”Booklist 

“A unique perspective of the development of identity comedy in the 21st century.”—Kirkus Reviews

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