The Onion’s Baratunde Thurston shares his 30-plus years of expertise in being black, with helpful essays like “How to Be the Black Friend,” “How to Speak for All Black People,” “How To Celebrate Black History Month,” and more, in this satirical guide to race issues—written for black people and those who love them. Audacious, cunning, and razor-sharp, How to Be Black exposes the mass-media’s insidiously racist, monochromatic portrayal of black culture’s richness and variety. Fans of Stuff White People Like, This Week in Blackness, and Ending Racism in About an Hour will be captivated, uplifted, incensed, and inspired by this hilarious and powerful attack on America’s blacklisting of black culture: Baratunde Thurston’s How to Be Black.
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It was not very funny for a book under the comedy section. I maybe laughed two times.
I wrote and read this book, and it's amazing!
I'm really happy with how this book, which I wrote, turns out. There are a few typos still, and I forgot to acknowledge my agent, Adam Nettler at CAA. But otherwise, I can say with some authority, as the author, that this book is a tour de force of humor and insight. And I read it myself. Black people can read!! Tell everyone! In fact, write it down, because BLACK PEOPLE CAN READ NOW!
You must read this
I listened to Baratunde on Fresh Air yesterday and was so compelled. I bought the book on ebay today and just got the audio book here on I tunes. This book is both funny and thought provoking. I love the raw truth in this book. Henry Louis Gates said that becasue there are 40 milllion Black people in America, there are 40 milllion ways to be Black. Baratunde brings that point all the way HOME! We are not just one thing there, are many shades of blackness. Thank you for writing this book.