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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
  • Narrated by: W. Kamau Bell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832

You may know W. Kamau Bell from his new Emmy-nominated hit show on CNN, United Shades of America. Or maybe you've read about him in The New York Times, which called him "the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years." Or maybe from The New Yorker fawning over his brand of humor writing: "Bell's gimmick is intersectional progressivism: he treats racial, gay, and women's issues as inseparable."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • White Woman Raising a Black Son

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-20-17

Not what I expected, in a good way!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-17

An interesting story on carrer struggles, family, fatherhood, mixed race marriage, truth and honor, and great self introspection. Well written and well read all while being riddled with witty and often silly humor. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • This Is Just My Face

  • Try Not to Stare
  • By: Gabourey Sidibe
  • Narrated by: Gabourey Sidibe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,312
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,114

Gabourey Sidibe - "Gabby" to her legion of fans - skyrocketed to international fame in 2009 when she played the leading role in Lee Daniels' acclaimed movie Precious. In This Is Just My Face, she shares a one-of-a-kind life story in a voice as fresh and challenging as many of the unique characters she's played onscreen. With full-throttle honesty, Sidibe paints her Bed-Stuy/Harlem family life with a polygamous father and a gifted mother who supports her two children by singing in the subway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest, heart wrenching, and hilarious!

  • By CleverLewis on 05-16-17

what am amazing story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-17

Honest, brave, really finny. Beautiful voice, I feel proud of this young woman. Must read.