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A cutting satire of race relations in the age of Trump and Black Lives Matter from the hugely popular comedian - one of "The Original Kings of Comedy" - and author of the New York Times best seller Black Man, White House.

"White people are always giving out 'helpful' advice, such as: 'Comply with the police and you won't get shot.' They've been doling out advice to black people ever since 'I suggest you pick the cotton if you don't like getting whipped.' Not getting shot by the police has long been a problem for black people. Even when we had a black president! Now that we have a new set of overlords, with President Trump at the head, wouldn't it be nice to get a little advice on how not to get shot?"

From the elections of Barack Obama and Donald Trump to the tragic events of Ferguson and Charlottesville, the subject of race has come to the forefront of American consciousness. Legendary satirist D. L. Hughley offers his own cutting observations on this contentious issue that continues to traumatize the nation, a wound made more painful by the ongoing comments and actions of the 45th president.

Hughley uses humor to draw attention to injustice, sardonically offering advice on a number of lessons, from "How to make cops feel more comfortable while they're handcuffing you" and "The right way to wear a hoodie" to "How to make white food, like lobster rolls" and "Ten types of white people you meet in the suburbs."

How Not to Get Shot is a much-needed antidote in these distressing times.

©2018 D. L. Hughley (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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D.L. Hughley keeps me "woke"!

As a black man who is about to turn sixty. I was born in 1958. When civil rights for back people, were not, yet, realized. I have seen the first black president elected; and also saw the hatred, and disrespect he received. Donald Trump was a major force in the movement to discredit hlm. Now he is trying to erase his legacy. I am witnessing the dismantling of the civil, and voting rights act, that began, when I was born. The nation is so divided. And there is no love. D.L. has always been beacon for black people. His tv series was groundbreaking; Although it was a sitcom, it dealt with race relations and social issues head on. That, tradition is carried on with shows like "Black-ish" and 'Fresh off the boat". His quick wit and ability to be humorous and brutally honest, allows all people to laugh, and learn about things, they never thought about.

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Comedic Pain

Loved it. Captured the pain and expressed it in a comedic and intelligent manner. ✊🏾

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This book was the most honest and satirical confrontation of the truth about race relations in period.

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messed up but great

Making fun of the people that claim to have the answers to a particular race of people's problems justs drives it home. this book is satire but it touches on very real matters plaguing mainly blacks and other minorities in America. D.L. made a very entertaining book here but it still hurt all the same listening to all the accounts of injustice going on.

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Satirical, thought provoking, and relevant!!

Excellent arrangement of points and counter arguments to the naivete and ignorance of what it truly means to be black in today's America. By highlighting the double standards of accountability, economic empowerment, and expectations of behavior - DL Hughley introduces the reader to the conundrum African Americans face with how to not get shot with a perpetually moving marker of how to achieve that goal.

Excellent audio book!

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painful reality with a touch of humor

Really loved book and hope right audience reads it. Very hurtful true stories made me pause. It opened my eyes to some scenarios. Definitely sharing with ALL of my friends.

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sharp, smart, necessary

A pointed commentary on the state of race relations wrapped in some seriously funny sh*t. If you haven't read it, why?

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Right on target

This was an insightful and humorous read. D.L. has an unique prospective that is easygoing but rooted in truth.

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  • L.Tell
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  • 06-27-18

Satire @ its finest

This latest entry by Mr. D.L Hughely does not disappoint. Even though this may be considered satire it brings up very relevant issues in our society.

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I absolutely loved the sarcastic view!

This sounded like everything my dad ever told me but within to date history. This same advice has kept me alive and out of jail for 35 years. Thanks D. L.

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  • sir swali
  • 11-07-18

Truth...

DL has a funny but accurate take in the past that apparently influences our current socio-political landscape. Some will listen to this and see the funny, I urge you to look past that to the truth of how it applies or is taking place in your daily lives.

Thank you DL