Beyond memoir, this guidebook offers practical advice on everything from "How to Be the Black Friend" to "How to Be the (Next) Black President" to "How to Celebrate Black History Month". This is a humorous, intelligent, and audacious guide that challenges and satirizes the so-called experts, purists, and racists who purport to speak for all black people. With honest storytelling and biting wit, Baratunde plots a path not just to blackness, but one open to anyone interested in simply "how to be".
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Baratunde Thurston grew up in a rough neighborhood in D.C. then spent years in the elite private school Sidwell Friends and then Harvard. Having straddled these two worlds, Thurston was perfectly positioned to write THE book on race in America which became the New York Times best seller How To Be Black. His funny, charming, accessible personality makes him a highly sought-after public speaker and thought leader.
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