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3.03 out of 53.03 out of 53.03 out of 53.03 out of 53.03 out of 5 3.03 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry Wilmore Narrator: Larry Wilmore Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN: 9781401391515
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In this audio are the musings, the revelations, the ruminations, and the reflections of the incomparable Larry Wilmore. Here, collected for the first time, all in one place, are his Black Thoughts. From why black weathermen make him feel happy (or sad) and why brothas don’t see UFOs to his search for Black Jesus or his quest to replace “African-American” with “chocolate,” Wilmore has finally relented, agreeing to share his unique (black) perspective. Soon, you too will have the ability to find racism in everything. Bring back the Shetland Negro and do away with Black History Month! After all, can twenty-eight days of trivia really make up for centuries of oppression In Wilmore’s own words, “I’d rather we got casinos!”

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lucy Furr | 2/17/2014

    " Hmmm, still not sure what to think of this book, even though I've thought long and hard about it. It did have its moments of great hilarity, and it also had its thoughtful moments, but on the whole, I still can't really tell if this guy is serious or not. Perhaps it was the format. Felt like I was reading a comedy act that would have gone over better on stage. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 2/11/2014

    " I was so bummed that this was so unfunny. Larry Wilmore's words are not funny; his delivery is funny. I need the audiobook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 1/24/2014

    " Incredibly smart. So funny. A manual for race in the new century. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 marcali | 1/22/2014

    " hit or miss silliness from funny guy Larry Wilmore "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 1/19/2014

    " A collection of past essays which were good, but not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trevin Sandlin | 1/19/2014

    " Very funny. Some decent insights. Maybe not written "for me" but I enjoyed it anyway. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 1/7/2014

    " Pretty quick and entertaining book. If you've ever seen Wilmore on the Daily Show, you know what you're getting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anjanette Wold | 1/6/2014

    " If you like Larry Wilmore on the Daily Show, you'll enjoy this book. The only thing it's missing is Jon Stewart giggling in the background. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 1/6/2014

    " Excellently performed by Wilmore. Was quite impressed with all the voices he does. Content-wise, wasn't his best writing but had its moments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Talia | 12/12/2013

    " An amusing collection of essays on race and racism. This would probably be funnier as an audio-book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Ashton | 11/25/2013

    " One of the better books by a comedian out there. His repeated letters to the N.A.A.C.P. asking them to encourage the adoption of Chocolate in lieu of African-American or Black are hilarious. "Everybody loves chocolate and you don't even have to change your initials!" "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Traci | 11/11/2013

    " Wow it started out funny but as it went along the less funny it got. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 8/24/2013

    " Kell and I saw LArry Wilmore live at the Wortham, and he was absolutely hilarious. I bought his book at the show and he signed it. Nice guy, super funny, and a very enjoyable read, especially after having herd him speak about his career and his thoughts on race in America. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 8/10/2013

    " I like Larry Wilmore so much. I wanted to like this book. I tried to talk myself into giving it three stars, but at the end the day, it was more dull and repetitive than it was winning (although it had some winning/charming moments). Oh well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 12/29/2012

    " This was interesting, but not as funny as I'd hoped based on his Daily Show stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 faelinwolf | 11/4/2012

    " I saw Larry in person at U of M and he read from this book. I enjoyed the book, but I think I liked hearing him in person more. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 6/30/2012

    " Very funny, but then I love anything so far, by the staff of the Daily Show. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 3/30/2012

    " Larry is hilarious in person and his book has some very funny moments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yulonda | 2/15/2012

    " If you like Larry Wilmore's segments on "The Daily Show," you will like this book. While Wilmore's "black thoughts" mock American culture, his observations are also smart, insightful, and funny. I loved the chapter "It's Okay to Hate Black People Who Work at McDonald's at the Airport." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JaDell | 11/16/2011

    " He is so special... Ha! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Egmart2 | 5/26/2011

    " So funny. If you are interested in what some African Americans think about race, give this book a read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carlos Burga | 5/20/2011

    " This book would have been absolutely awesome as an audio book! The material was pretty funny but hearing it being delivered in the way that only Larry Wilmore can would have knocked this book up several notches. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 5/19/2011

    " Very funny, but then I love anything so far, by the staff of the Daily Show. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellaella | 4/21/2011

    " This book was pretty funny, in some places more than others. Very refreshing and quick (couple hours) read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Borax | 12/22/2010

    " I read this book during the fall of 2010. Larry Wilmore is an occasional correspondent on the Daily Show, one of my faves. This book is totally worth it just for Wilmore's essay on how an American president can *best* apologize for slavery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 7/22/2010

    " One of the better books by a comedian out there. His repeated letters to the N.A.A.C.P. asking them to encourage the adoption of Chocolate in lieu of African-American or Black are hilarious. "Everybody loves chocolate and you don't even have to change your initials!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clare | 6/21/2010

    " While it’s certainly short, Larry Wilmore’s I’d Rather We Got Casinos absolutely delivers- plenty of wry and occasionally laugh out loud racial satire in the age of Obama. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 11/23/2009

    " Larry is hilarious in person and his book has some very funny moments. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Noah | 10/25/2009

    " I'm a fan of Wilmore's scripted comedy and a lot of his other work, so I thought this book had a chance to be good. It isn't. It's shockingly bad. It's mindless, predictable racial humor with very little in the way of actual wit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 10/12/2009

    " Excellently performed by Wilmore. Was quite impressed with all the voices he does. Content-wise, wasn't his best writing but had its moments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 9/14/2009

    " The Daily Show's Chief Black Correspondent considers such concepts as racist vs. brotha friendly, starting an initiative to call African Americans chocolate (because who doesn't like chocolate?), and why it's okay to hate black people who work at the airport McDonalds. Funny stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 8/26/2009

    " quick, uneven- some very funny, some not so. But the chapter on how we can tell jesus was black was a hoot, as was the different varieties of angry black churches and the radio talk show interview with "The Man." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JaDell | 7/6/2009

    " He is so special... Ha! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward | 7/3/2009

    " That, while it's not easy being a black man in America, you can definitely have fun doing it! Go Larry. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Traci | 6/14/2009

    " Wow it started out funny but as it went along the less funny it got. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Akilah | 5/13/2009

    " Honestly, I expected it to be funnier. There were some good bits, but I wasn't overwhelmed with awesomeness. "

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