Empty Bottle Book Club discusses "The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell" @ The Empty Bottle, Chicago [25 June]

Empty Bottle Book Club discusses "The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell"


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25
June
15:00 - 17:00

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The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622
9pm // Free Entry // 21+

The Empty Bottle Book Club selections will be available for purchase each month at Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co… Support a local business and 826CHI, a great nonprofit dedicated to supporting students with their creative writing skills, by picking up your copy of this book from our friends at 1276 Milwaukee Avenue!

You may know W. Kamau Bell from his new, Emmy-nominated hit show on CNN,United Shades of America. Or maybe you've read about him in theNew York Times, which called him «the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.» Or maybe fromThe New Yorker, fawning over his brand of humor writing: «Bell's gimmick is intersectional progressivism: he treats racial, gay, and women's issues as inseparable.»After all this love and praise, it's time for the next step: a book.The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bellis a humorous, well-informed take on the world today, tackling a wide range of issues, such as race relations; fatherhood; the state of law enforcement today; comedians and superheroes; right-wing politics; left-wing politics; failure; his interracial marriage; white men; his up-bringing by very strong-willed, race-conscious, yet ideologically opposite parents; his early days struggling to find his comedic voice, then his later days struggling to find his comedic voice; why he never seemed to fit in with the Black comedy scene... or the white comedy scene; how he was a Black nerd way before that became a thing; how it took his wife and an East Bay lesbian to teach him that racism and sexism often walk hand in hand; and much, much more.
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