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The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell

Tales of a 6' 4, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian

by W. Kamau Bell

Hardcover, 340 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $28 |

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The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell
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Tales of a 6' 4, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian
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W. Kamau Bell

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A memoir and manifesto by the comedian, hit podcast host and star of United Shades of America shares intersectional progressive views on forefront issues ranging from race relations and law enforcement to right-wing politics and parenthood.

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W. Kamau Bell's 'Awkward Thoughts' On Racism And Black Comedy

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