The Coloring Book: A Comedian Solves Race Relations in by Colin Quinn

By Colin Quinn

From former SNL "Weekend Update" host and mythical stand-up Colin Quinn comes a arguable and laugh-out-loud research into cultural and ethnic stereotypes.

Colin Quinn has spotted a development in the course of his many years at the road-that Americans' expanding political correctness and sensitivity have pressured us to tiptoe round the matters of race and ethnicity altogether. Colin desires to understand: What are all of us so terrified of? each ethnic workforce has changes, all people brings anything assorted to the desk, and this variety may be celebrated, no longer denied. So why has acknowledging those cultural changes turn into so taboo?

In THE COLORING ebook, Colin, a local New Yorker, tackles this factor head-on whereas taking us on a visit throughout the insane melting pot of Nineteen Seventies Brooklyn, the various, many dive bars of Nineteen Eighties big apple, the comedy scene of the Nineties, and post-9/11 the US. He mixes his exceptionally candid and hilarious own stories with no-holds-barred observations to definitively make a decision, at the very least in his personal brain, which stereotypes are humorous, which stereotypes are according to truths, that have develop into completely distorted through the years, and that are truly offensive to every crew, and why.

As it pokes holes within the tapestry of worry that has overtaken discussions approximately race, THE COLORING e-book serves as an antidote to our paralysis in terms of guffawing at ourselves . . . and others.

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