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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

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Length:

10h 32m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:35


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:05


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:29


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:10


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:16


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:35


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:42


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:37


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:48


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:16


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:50


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:27


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:59


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:33


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:14


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:07


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:11


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:27


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:42


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:58


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:47


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:19


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:22


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:32


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:13


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:32


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:14


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:28


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:31


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:58


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:07


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:41


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:44


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:15


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:34


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:30


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:36


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:18


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

00:52