150 Ways to Tell If You're Ghetto

150 Ways to Tell If You're Ghetto

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by Shawn Wayans, Chris Spencer, Soli McCullough
     
 

Shawn Wayans (star of the hit prime-time WB Network Television show The Wayans Bros.), Chris Spencer (host of the upcoming national late night talk show Vibe), and Suli McCullough (up-and-coming comedian, actor, writer) bring their lively brand of humor to the page in a book sure to tickle city- and country-bound alike.  More than a place,

Overview

Shawn Wayans (star of the hit prime-time WB Network Television show The Wayans Bros.), Chris Spencer (host of the upcoming national late night talk show Vibe), and Suli McCullough (up-and-coming comedian, actor, writer) bring their lively brand of humor to the page in a book sure to tickle city- and country-bound alike.  More than a place, the authors remind us, "ghetto" is a state of mind; "If Hillary Clinton ever picked up Chelsea from school with rollers in her hair...guess what?  The First Lady be ghetto."

Among other ways to tell if you're ghetto:

You can read your haircut
You throw a pool party at the fire hydrant
You buy pagers to match your outfits
You go to church just to pick up women
Your fingernails are longer than your fingers
You have a car phone and no car
You take a bubble bath with dishwashing liquid
You get into a fistfight while you're pregnant
You missed the birth of your child because you were playing Sega
You named your daughters after cars you can't afford

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440507932
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.20(d)

Read an Excerpt

You know you're ghetto if...

You have a wife and kids but still live with your parents.

You don't have two pieces of ID.

You didn't know there were two Lionels on The Jeffersons.

You chew ice.

You cain't, kant, can't spell "can't".

You wear house shoes to the grocery store.

You were close enough to hit Reginald Denny.

You go trick-or-treating without a costume.

You pee in the shower.

You have to put stuff on layaway at the 99-cent store.

You're nineteen and you just met your father.

When you were little you had to be in the house before the streetlights came on.

You think you can kick Mike Tyson's ass.

You go to church just to pick up women.

You've ever had to have a police escort to a baby shower.

You've ever slapped someone over the prize in the cereal box.

Meet the Author

Shawn Wayans made his acting debut in 1988 in his brother Keenan Ivory Wayans' feature film, I'm Gonna Get You Sucka, and later joined the cast of the Emmy Award-winning comedy series In Living Color.  He co-wrote, co-executive produced, and co-starred with his brother Marlon in last year's Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.  Currently, Shawn co-stars with Marlon in their hit television program The Wayans Bros. on the WB Network.  Shawn Wayans lives in Los Angeles.

Chris Spencer, who graduated from UCLA with a BA in theater arts, has appeared as a guest on The Arsenio Hall Show, The John Larroquette Show, In Living Color, Martin, and The Young and the Restless.  His big screen performances include feature films Blankman, A Low Down Dirty Shame, Don't Be a Menace to South Central High While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, The Sixth Man, and the upcoming Faking D Funk for New Line Films.  Beginning this summer, Spencer will host a new late-night talk show, Vibe, produced by Quincy Jones.  He lives in Los Angeles.

Suli McCullough graduated from UCLA with a degree in political science and a minor in stand-up comedy.  His first national appearance as a stand-up was on The Arsenio Hall Show.  He has since appeared in guest-starring roles on such sitcoms as Married...With Children, The Larry Sanders Show, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.   McCullough also appeared in the films Don't Be A Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood,Terminal Velocity, The Cable Guy and What's Love Got to Do With It.  Currently he is working on a network sitcom.  He lives in Los Angeles.

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150 Ways to Tell If You're Ghetto 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was scary reading this book, there are things in there that i still do to this day. I laugh so hard i had tears coming out of eyes......Great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so funny. Its perfect for the people at my school...I give it 'Two Thumbs....UP!!'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to say this book is really good. And definetelly way better than any redneck book. Shawn Wayans is a tight comic, and it's just him to write such a cool book. Keep it up Shawn!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book read it you will have a great time reading it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I BELIEVE THAT IT'S TRULY AN HONOR TO KNOW THAT PEOPLE DO BELIEVE IN US AS A PEOPLE AND I AM PROUD THAT AFRICAN-AMERICANS ARE THOUGHT OF MORE THAN JAIL BAIT AND WORTHLESS SO I'M PROUD THAT EVERYONE CAN ENJOY THIS WITH THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND I HOPE THAT THIS BOOK BRING US CLOSER TOGETHER AS A NATION.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I learned that all of my friends are ghetto and I'm just Ghetto enough. This book was well written and funny as hell. I have to say that Shawn will go a long way. Can't wait to see his stand up routines! P.S. I read half the book in the store before buying it! One Love to ya.