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The Resource 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, 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, W. Kamau Bell

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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
Title
The awkward thoughts of W. Kamau Bell
Title remainder
tales of a 6' 4", African American, heterosexual, cisgender, left-leaning, asthmatic, Black and proud blerd, mama's boy, dad, and stand-up comedian
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W. Kamau Bell
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awkward thoughts of W. Kamau Bell
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tales of a 6 4, African American, heterosexual, cisgender, left-leaning, asthmatic, black and proud blerd, mamas boy, dad, and stand-up comedian
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Language
eng
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"--
Summary
W. Kamau Bell, the comedian and star of CNN's United Shades ofAmerica, says he's always been awkward. In this humorous and thought-provoking memoir, each chapter tackles a different topic (youth, stand-up comedy, sexism, parenting, and politics) with appealing awkwardness. This is a must-read if you're a Bell fan or addicted to social and political humor. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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autobiography
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10561775
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DLC
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Bell, W. Kamau
Dewey number
  • 792.7/6028092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.B414
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Bell, W. Kamau
  • African American comedians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
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adult
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tales of a 6' 4, African American, heterosexual, cisgender, left-leaning, asthmatic, black and proud blerd, mama's boy, dad, and stand-up comedian
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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, W. Kamau Bell
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
Introduction -- My awkward youth : awkward thoughts about superheroes and Doc McStuffins -- My awkward blackness : awkward thoughts about sports -- My awkward start in stand-up comedy : awkward thoughts about Denzel Washington -- My awkward middle in stand-up comedy : awkward thoughts about Creed -- My awkward sexism : awkward thoughts about being a black male, six feet four inches tall in America -- My awkward love of a white woman : awkward thoughts about white guys -- My awkwardly awesome parenting skills : awkward thoughts about 11/9 -- My awkward failure as a late-night talk show host : awkward thoughts about the Democratic party -- My awkward joking around with the KKK : awkward thoughts about missing President Obama -- My most awkward birthday ever -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn981907489
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 340 pages
Isbn
9781101985878
Lccn
2016059246
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)981907489
Label
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, W. Kamau Bell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- My awkward youth : awkward thoughts about superheroes and Doc McStuffins -- My awkward blackness : awkward thoughts about sports -- My awkward start in stand-up comedy : awkward thoughts about Denzel Washington -- My awkward middle in stand-up comedy : awkward thoughts about Creed -- My awkward sexism : awkward thoughts about being a black male, six feet four inches tall in America -- My awkward love of a white woman : awkward thoughts about white guys -- My awkwardly awesome parenting skills : awkward thoughts about 11/9 -- My awkward failure as a late-night talk show host : awkward thoughts about the Democratic party -- My awkward joking around with the KKK : awkward thoughts about missing President Obama -- My most awkward birthday ever -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn981907489
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 340 pages
Isbn
9781101985878
Lccn
2016059246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)981907489

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