DL Hughley To Release Book ‘How Not to Get Shot And Other Advice From White People’ This June

On June 26th, DL Hughley will aim for the New York Best Seller’s list with his newest book, How Not to Get Shot And Other Advice From White People. The book is a follow up to his previous New York Times bestseller, Black Man, White House. According to his newest book’s synopsis, How Not To Get Shot will examine advice mostly heard from white America and will use humor to point out clear lessons in today’s world of Trump. Harper Collins Publishers is on board to publish the book this June. Check out an overview of the book, below.

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.”

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Kevin Hart And Charlamagne Tha God Are Looking To Now Takeover The Book World, To Make Appearances At BookCon

Both Charlamagne Tha God And Kevin Hart are known for their comedic perspectives but on June 3rd they look to further present themselves as authors. If you may have heard the two men have both put together book projects. Kevin is gearing up for his newest book, I Can’t Make This Up while Charlamagne is currently on the road for book Black Privilege. This upcoming event will mark a milestone in both of their careers.

The comedian and the radio host will make a joint appearance June 4 at this year’s BookCon, convention organizers announced Thursday. Both will have books to promote. Hart’s memoir “I Can’t Make This Up” comes out June 6. Charlamagne Tha God’s “Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It” was released this week. BookCon, a fan-based convention for the book world, will also feature Jeffrey Tambor, Dan Brown, Margaret Atwood and Veronica Roth. It will be held June 3-4 at the Javits Center in Manhattan.

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Trevor Noah Lands $3 Million Book Deal, To Tell His Life’s Story

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By Rethabile Mohlala

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah is putting author title under his name by writing a book. The book will be about his childhood and upbringing during the apartheid in his mother country South Africa. The book deal is reportedly worth $3 million, and is set to come out in November. The funny comic is smiling all the way to the bank and it’s fair to say Trevor is part of comedy cash kings.

The comedian-turned-Daily Show host has just announced that he is publishing a book of personal essays detailing his childhood in South Africa as well as other pivotal moments during his life, reports Vulture.“I couldn’t find a good book about myself, so I decided to write one,” Noah said in a statement (fair ‘nuff!). “And just like me, this book doesn’t have an appendix.” The untitled book, which will be published by Spiegel & Grau, will hit bookshelves next November.

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