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How to Be Black

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

18 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

Funny and Insightful

I know the title might throw a lot of people off and might even turn people off from reading a few sample pages. This book attempts to go beyond the stereotypes of what people might see on tv and in movies. The different insights are great. No group is a monolith. Eveyo...
I know the title might throw a lot of people off and might even turn people off from reading a few sample pages. This book attempts to go beyond the stereotypes of what people might see on tv and in movies. The different insights are great. No group is a monolith. Eveyone has different experiences, different perspectives, and different personal struggles. That being said, if past experience proves correct, most of the reviews here will be by those who have not read a page of this book but are only making assumptions based on the title.

posted by 9455995 on February 1, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 57 people found this review helpful.

What?

U can't be black just by reading this book u got to be black not just know what we like. By black boy

posted by 5523070 on February 9, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    A little humor. A lot of race.

    I first heard about this book when the author was on NPR. He was funny but also addressed some serious issues. If you liike edgy and thoughtful humor you will like this book. Great read for the hip thirty something crowd. If you have a black friend or are thinking about getting one read this book. If you enjoyed stuff white people like then this book is for you. If you want to be the next black president you should read this book. Good stuff.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    :)

    Okay so ive only read the sample, so far and it seem sto promise a very good book. After reading all of the negative reviews, i notices some came after only reading the title of the book. Come on people!! At least read the sample first. I heard him on NPR and had to find this book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2012

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    interesting

    I read this book having heard an interview with Baratunde Thurston. I did not really know about him prior to the interview. I am a fairly liberal and well educated white person. But I always have more to learn and I am very interested in other people's experience. That being said, I believe I missed much of the humor and wit in this book because it hit a bit close to home. I am thankful for that -- it is so often difficult to see one's own fault. The book is well presented and I liked the inclusion of other voices as well as the Shakespeare quotes that weren't.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Cool

    Very instresting book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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