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Kamau and Melissa’s love was real. But so was her grandfather’s prejudice. In this funny, moving essay, W. Kamau Bell, the host of CNN’s United Shades of America, shares his very personal story of culture clash, family tradition, and racial bias.

When the black comedian first meets the beloved Sicilian grandfather of his Italian American girlfriend, Melissa, the wrong sparks fly. The most important member of her large family shuns Kamau. What follows is a bracing, true account of conflict and patience, in-laws and family heirlooms, as Melissa and Kamau deal with cold shoulders, rejection, and finally resolution.

Everybody Loves Kamau! is part of The Real Thing, a collection of moving, hilarious, and big-hearted essays on the modern realities of friendship, romance, commitment, and love. Each story can be listened to in a single sitting.

©2018 W. Kamau Bell (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Love Kamau!!

it was great to hear about Kamau's wife's family and their relationship. United Shades of America is such a great show, It's helps to connect to its creator, knowing he has the same kind heart in his personal like. The only downside is I wish it were longer.....but I did love that he was the speaker.

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Very respectful and riveting story!

A great narrative from W. Kamau Bell's story of a his knife as a great conduit of his life!