Books Paul Beatty Books by Paul Beatty Paul Beatty has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Paul Beatty Summer Reader Poll 2019: Funny Books We Did It For The LOLs: 100 Favorite Funny Books August 20, 2019 We thought you might need a laugh right about now, so this year's summer reader poll celebrates all the books (and one short story, and a few uncategorizable gems) that make you laugh out loud. NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2015's Great Reads December 8, 2015 The Book Concierge is back and all new for 2015! Explore more than 260 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'The Sellout' Is A Scorchingly Funny Satire On 'Post-Racial' America March 2, 2015 Paul Beatty takes no prisoners in this tale of two men trying to save their dying town through provocative moves like reinstituting segregation. Critic Michael Schaub calls it a comic masterpiece.