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  • I'd Rather We Got Casinos

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Larry Wilmore
    • Narrated By Larry Wilmore
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (44)

    Within these pages are the musings, the revelations, the ruminations, and the reflections of the incomparable Larry Wilmore. Here, collected for the first time, all in one place, are his Black Thoughts. From why black weathermen make him feel happy (or sad) and why brothas don't see UFOs to his search for Black Jesus or his quest to replace "African-American" with "chocolate," Wilmore has finally relented, agreeing to share his unique (black) perspective.

    chris says: "Some bits funny, some not"
    "Great title, the rest... meh."
    Overall

    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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