I'd Rather We Got Casinos

And Other Black Thoughts

By Larry Wilmore
(Hyperion Books, Hardcover, 9781401309558, 224pp.)

Publication Date: February 2009

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From the host of Comedy Central's newest program, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, comes the first paperback reprint of his funny and provocative musings on race in America and other nightly topics--updated with new material for this edition. Now boasting three new chapters and an introduction exclusive the trade paperback edition, I'd Rather We Got Casinos And Other Black Thoughts by Larry Wilmore gives Wilmore's on-screen character of the same name a place to voice his opinions on controversial topics in a way that anyone can find amusing ... and eye-opening. Exploring various literary forms such as op-ed pieces, epistolary entries, graduation speeches, and long-lost transcripts, the result is a collection that the expanded audience from his successful Comedy Central program will enjoy, including: why black weathermen make him feel happy (or sad); why brothas don't see UFOs; letters to the NAACP; and more, including his frustration with Black History Month--after all, can twenty-eight days of trivia really make up for centuries of oppression?

About the Author
Larry Wilmore. is the senior black correspondent to "The Daily Show". He has been a TV producer, actor, comedian, and writer for more than 30 years. Wilmore has written for "In Living Color", "The Bernie Mac Show", "The Office", and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". He won an Emmy and a Peabody Award for his work on "The Bernie Mac Show". He lives in New York and Los Angeles.
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