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Ego Trip's Big Book of Racism
     

Ego Trip's Big Book of Racism

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by Inc. Ego Trip
 

Ferociously intelligent one moment, willfully smart-ass the next, ego trip's Big Book of Racism is a glorious, hilarious conflation of the racial undercurrents that affect contemporary culture at every turn. This one-of-a-kind encounter with the absurdities, complexities, and nuances of race relations is brought to you by five writers of color whose

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Ferociously intelligent one moment, willfully smart-ass the next, ego trip's Big Book of Racism is a glorious, hilarious conflation of the racial undercurrents that affect contemporary culture at every turn. This one-of-a-kind encounter with the absurdities, complexities, and nuances of race relations is brought to you by five writers of color whose groundbreaking independent magazine, ego trip, has been called "the world's rawest, stinkiest, funniest magazine" by Spin.

Filled with enough testifying and truth to satisfy even the good Reverend Sharpton, ego trip's Big Book of Racism is a riotous and revolutionary look at race and popular culture that's sure to spark controversy and ignite debate.

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Publishers Weekly
"Due to our strong personal convictions, we wish to stress that this book in no way endorses a belief in racism. We just hate everybody." So proclaim the folks behind this often funny, often offensive and appropriately bitter book, which does hate a few people by name: Cameron Diaz, Don Cornelius, even Elvis. There are a few culls from the now-defunct ego trip magazine's pages, but most of the content is new and shameless: there's list journalism ("Professor Griff's Favorite Jewish People Some of Whom Also Happen to be Friends"; "60 Notable Moments in Interracial Luv 'N' Lust"), essays ("Fear of a Black Pool Party"), parodies of some easy targets (TV Guide, magazine quizzes) and some harder ones (MAD Magazine, which is itself an organ of parody), and digs at some others that deserve it (professional sports). The writing is sharp and to the point, and though there's plenty of silly stuff ("Who are the Black Muppets?"; the "hidden hate" in Wite Out and watermelon seeds), the underlying message is dead serious: racism pervades every aspect of culture, from travel books to television. Anyone who can call himself Chairman Mao must have a very thick coat of irony to protect himself-as should prospective readers, some of whom will remember ego trip's Book of Rap Lists, "hip hop's answer to the telephone book, you pity-party patsies." 3-color illus. throughout. (Oct. 15) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060988968
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/15/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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Ego Trip's Big Book of Racism 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I wish more people would read this book, I have always stood by racism being first and foremost defining anything by race, but this book helped open my eyes to some interesting and shocking things, I remember one part that mentioned that if you where if you type in ' I think black people should die ' in an older version of microsoft words spell check tool, it would come back with ' I agree ' I was shocked when it actually worked, expect many other quirky facts in this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At first i was skeptical about purchasing the book but i had to take a chance,it shined light on certain things that were hard to see before,if you have questions about race that you want answered, read this book it brings a somewhat funny edge to a very touchy subject, relax before you read.