Within these pages, Grier imagines being called to serve in President Obama's cabinet as the "secretary of mirth"; takes you to a wild and emotional election night party he hosted that didn't go as planned; explains the true meaning of the "magical Negro"; recalls the formative episodes from his life - including being rejected by the Black Panthers at their headquarters door and turning down the initial offer to work on In Living Color - and for the first time ever sneaks you backstage at Dancing with the Stars, where he exposes the inner workings of the show - the camaraderie between dancers and stars, the excruciatingly painful rehearsals, the outrageous preparations, and each hysterical moment of his four-episode appearance and subsequent public meltdown.
Grier unabashedly muses on politics, culture, and race while recounting his own life story in this edgy, timeless, hilarious, and revelatory memoir and look at all things Barack.
Barack Like Me is David Alan Grier at his best - the man, comic, and 21st-century thinker - funny, brilliant, and original.
©2009 David Alan Grier; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster
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