by David Plotz onMarch 3, 2009
What I learned from reading the entire Bible. An adaptation from David Plotz's "Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible."
by Joshunda Sanders onJanuary 30, 2009
From the broad physical humor of Bernie Mac to wry, deadpan jokes on “The Daily Show,” Larry Wilmore has done every kind of black joke imaginable. In his first book, the comedian and writer serves up a series of mostly funny op-eds on race that you’ll never find in any national newspaper.
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Most Obama books are pegged to politics, history or culture. Jabari Asim’s ‘What Obama Means’ successfully tackles all three. In the coming wave of books on the new president, this one will stand the test of time.
by Eugene Robinson onJanuary 20, 2009
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by Bijan C. Bayne onDecember 24, 2008
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by Erin E. Evans onNovember 15, 2008
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