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Publisher's Summary

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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A light fun personal essay about fitting in

This was a free book and I was in the mood for something light and short. The story mostly focuses on the author's relationship with his wife's father and how he never felt like he quite fit in due to his being black and the only interracial relationship in the large family. It's heartwarming and very relatable to anyone who feels like they don't quite fit in with the group regardless of the reason.

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Love this Guy!

This was a funny tender heart warming story. It was read well and made me go buy another audio book of his. Thanks Kamau!

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Quick, enjoyable, enlightening...

What a fantastic listen; the author has a unique voice, an interesting perspective, and a fabulous delivery. The story doesn't follow the expected beats, and is all the better for it. Highly recommended...

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Everybody Should Love Kamau!

This one took me by surprise; I didn’t expect anything beyond a few anecdotes about cooking (I didn’t read the description before listening—I saw the author’s name and immediately downloaded it.) It’s really about becoming part of his wife’s family. I won’t spoil it, but it’s definitely worth a listen and will make you want to seek out more of his work.

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Wonderful Story of Acceptance

I loved this story! I will definitely be checking out his show and other works.

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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!

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Cute personal story

A sweet personal story from the author. A pleasant quick audio book to listen to