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Author: D. L. Hughley, Doug Moe Narrator: D. L. Hughley Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2018 ISBN: 9780062698568
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A cutting satire of race relations in the age of Trump and Black Lives Matter from the hugely popular comedian—one of "The Original Kings of Comedy"—and author of the New York Times bestseller Black Man, White House.

"White people are always giving out ‘helpful’ advice, such as: ‘Comply with the police and you won’t get shot.’ They’ve been doling out advice to black people ever since ‘I suggest you pick the cotton if you don’t like getting whipped.’ Not getting shot by the police has long been a problem for black people. Even when we had a black president! Now that we have a new set of overlords, with President Trump at the head, wouldn’t it be nice to get a little advice on how not to get shot?"

From the elections of Barack Obama and Donald Trump to the tragic events of Ferguson and Charlottesville, the subject of race has come to the forefront of American consciousness. Legendary satirist D. L. Hughley offers his own cutting observations on this contentious issue that continues to traumatize the nation, a wound made more painful by the ongoing comments and actions of the 45th president.

Hughley uses humor to draw attention to injustice, sardonically offering advice on a number of lessons, from "How to make cops feel more comfortable while they’re handcuffing you" and "The right way to wear a hoodie" to "How to make white food, like lobster rolls" and "Ten types of white people you meet in the suburbs."

How Not to Get Shot is a much-needed antidote in these distressing times.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hughley interprets the advice he says black people have been receiving from white people for the last four centuries…A satirical but apt addition to the culture’s fraught conversation about race.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Hughley pulls no punches in this caustic, maddening, and hilarious examination of the current state of race relations in the United States.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Hughley makes clear to listeners where his written text offers up sidebars by slightly slowing his pace. He extracts the perverse truth underlying each purported “option” for those who are black with wry bluntness that points up how white advice is uninformed and acknowledges the probability of a black person becoming a statistic no matter their behavior or station. His jaunty approach demonstrates that a good comic performance might raise white consciousness while giving Hughley’s peers some deserved relief through black humor.”


  • New York Times bestseller
  • A New York Times Book Review Pick of New and Noteworthy Books
  • A Paste Magazine Pick of the 10 Best Audiobooks of 2018

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Calvin | 4/8/2019

    " D.L. Hughley will not only make you laugh, he'll make you think too. In this book narrated by the author, D.L. Hughley decides to take on the advice from various white reporters/news anchors on how black people should act so they don't killed by the police, and if that doesn't already sell you I have nothing more to say. Hilarious, and insightful "

About the Author

D. L. Hughley, one of the “Original Kings of Comedy,” is an American actor, radio host, and stand-up comedian. His comedy specials have appeared on HBO and Showtime. His satirical documentary special, DL Hughley: The Endangered List, received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award in 2012. He also created and starred in the ABC sitcom The Hughleys and has hosted shows on BET, Comedy Central, TBS, and CNN. He hosts the nationally syndicated radio program The D. L. Hughley Show. His first book, I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up, was hailed as “the best book since The Hunger Games” by Chris Rock.