Amanda Seales now adds author to her list of talents. As reported, the actress and comedian is currently gearing up to hit the road again for her ‘Smart Funny And Black’ Tour Today it was revealed that Seales is now set to release her first ever book entitled ‘Small Doses’ to share nuggets of wisdom. Entertainment Weekly was able to get hold of an exclusive first look. Check out an excerpt and what to expect below. The book is set to be released on October 22nd.
We can promise that much about the stand-up comic and Insecure star’s new book, which blends academic intellectualism, black American colloquialisms, and pop culture fanaticism for a one-of-a-kind read. Small Doses, whose title is drawn from the author’s podcast of the same name, marks just the latest project for Seales, who also just announced summer dates for her hit comedy game show, Smart Funny & Black: U Kno The Vibeonics: 101 Tour. EW has an exclusive first look at Seales’ book, but first, a little synopsis: “This volume of essays, axioms, original illustrations, and photos provides Seales’s trademark ‘self-help from the hip’ style of commentary, fueled by ideology formed from her own victories, struggles, research, mistakes, risks, and pay-offs. Unapologetic, fiercely funny, and searingly honest, Small Doses engages, empowers, and enlightens readers on how to find their truths while still finding the funny!”
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