I love Larry Wilmore. His segments on The Daily Show are hilarious. So perhaps my expectations were a little high going in. I hate to slam the guy, but I really felt let down by the quality of his book.
As with most comedians who take to writing humor books, his is built on "chapters" that are really just stand-up bits writ large. Unfortunately, with Wilmore this comes out as a watering down rather than as an opportunity for him to riff on a topic. The premises are kind of clever, the bits and routines are humorous, but I found myself getting bored waiting for them to pay off; few of them ever did.
Take a second and look at the expression on Wilmore's face on the cover of his book. Go ahead, scroll back up. That expression he's wearing reflects how I felt after listening to this book. "Meh."
If you like him and wish him success as I do, great. But rather than throw money at his publisher as a way of demonstrating your love for or appreciation of him, just send him a check for the amount the audiobook would have cost you. I wish I would have done it.
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