I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas

I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas

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by Lewis Black
     
 

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From Lewis Black, the uproarious and perpetually apoplectic New York Times-bestselling author and Daily Show regular, comes a ferociously funny book about his least favorite holiday, Christmas.See more details below

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Unabridged, 4 CDs, 5 hours

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From Lewis Black, the uproarious and perpetually apoplectic New York Times-bestselling author and Daily Show regular, comes a ferociously funny book about his least favorite holiday, Christmas.

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Publishers Weekly
Vituperative standup comedian Black (Me of Little Faith) delivers a caustic Christmas diatribe. Warning readers to ignore the book if they have a deep attachment to Christmastime, he notes, "This book contains, like the celebration of Christmas, only 2 percent religion. Think of it as the yuletide equivalent of low-fat milk." After recalling how he argued with the editor who urged him to write a Christmas book, Black delivers a full-scale Scrooge-styled screed. With chapters such as "Meditations of a Jewish Santa," "The Hooker at Rockefeller Center," and "The Carol from Hell," he rips into such seasonal traditions as Christmas cards, dinners, toys, advertising ("a primal scream of sales"), shopping ("Why don't you folks wait until the 26th of December when things are the cheapest?"), trees ("something magical about a Christmas tree all dazzled up in lights... almost as breathtaking as a hooker gone wild in spangles"), carols ("A shower is a place for singing, and on Christmas, it's where you should be caroling"), and gifts: "At Chanukah we get nothing. We don't even get stockings." With digressions on the human comedy and his personal life, Black spews forth much invective, but successfully exposes societal truths with riotous ripostes. (Nov.)
From the Publisher
"[With] plenty of Black's trademark rants."
New York magazine

"[A] sweet and surprising take on the yuletide season."
USA Today

"Riotous."
Publishers Weekly

"That's some endearing sh*t there."
—Punchline Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142428559
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
11/02/2010
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"[With] plenty of Black's trademark rants."
New York magazine

"[A] sweet and surprising take on the yuletide season."
USA Today

"Riotous."
Publishers Weekly

"That's some endearing sh*t there."
—Punchline Magazine

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