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Born a Crime
Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memorists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives. Trevor Noah is the host of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, where he gleefully provides America with its nightly dose of serrated satire. He is a light-footed but cutting observer of the relentless absurdities of politics, nationalism and race--and in particular the craziness of his own young life, which he's lived at the intersections of culture and history. In his first book, Noah tells his coming of age story with his larger-than-life mother during the last gasps of apartheid-era South Africa and the turbulent years that followed. Noah was born illegal--the son of a white, Dutch father and a black Xhosa mother, who had to pretend to be his nanny or his father's servant in the brief moments when the family came together. His brilliantly eccentric mother loomed over his life--a comically zealous Christian (they went to church six days a week and three times on Sunday), a savvy hustler who kept food on their table during rough times, and an aggressively involved, if often seriously misguided, parent who set Noah on his bumpy path to stardom. The stories Noah tells are sometimes dark, occasionally bizarre, frequently tender, and always hilarious--whether he's subsisting on caterpillars during months of extreme poverty or making comically pitiful attempts at teenage romance in a color-obsessed world; whether's he's being thrown into jail as the hapless fall guy for a crime he didn't commit or being thrown by his mother from a speeding car driven by murderous gangsters.
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vivastory
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In addition to my #weeklyreport I am going to try to being posting a monthly wrap-up. I completed 27 books, which exceeded my goal of 20. I am also in the middle of 4. Highlights for the month were: Treasure of the Black Swan, We Have Always Lived In the Castle, Color of Magic, Primordial, Revenge of the Librarians, Last Night at the Lobster, Bartleby the Scrivener & Best of Richard Matheson.

LeahBergen What a great month you‘ve had! 4d
vivastory @LeahBergen I did! Three of my faves had been on my TBR for awhile now & they exceeded my expectations. I hope your reading is going well! I found a book in the library the other day I think you'd be interested in. I'll post about it later. 4d
BarbaraBB Such a great month! I read and loved Last Night at the Lobster too! 4d
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LeahBergen Ooo, I can‘t wait to see! 👏 4d
vivastory @BarbaraBB I definitely plan on reading more of O'Nan soon! 3d
Reggie Wow! 3d
Suet624 Fantastic! 2d
AmiPlanincic Baby Yoda says keep reading 23h
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Librariana
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My husband and I both greatly enjoyed listening to Trevor Noah narrate stories from his childhood. Although at times tackling very difficult moments and traumatic experiences in his life, we appreciated the frankness and humor with which he approached these topics. His mom's grace and wisdom were also especially admirable.

#Pantone2023 @Clwojick

Clwojick Great match! 3w
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WriterAtHeart
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I am so glad I finally took time to read this book. 100% worth the read.

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readingjedi
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Hilarious. Eye-opening. Shocking. Hilarious again. And a little bit of heartbreaking. Didn't know who Noah was previously, but he had quite the childhood. Pivotal are his relationship with his ever-loving mother & his struggle to find his place in a society fractured by Apartheid. Despite the seriousness of the issues he faced, this memoir is warm & witty & full of positive vibes. The scene at the Jewish school though - to laugh or cry???!

Velvetfur I've always enjoyed watching videos of him and his interesting observations, looks like this book would be very interesting too! Thanks for sharing your thoughts 😊 4w
Andrew65 This was my top read of 2022, and Trevor Noah has produced an excellent audiobook of it. (edited) 4w
Andrew65 @Velvetfur Definitely a must read. Absolutely loved it. 4w
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Julsmarshall I love his story and the audiobook (he narrates) is my favorite audiobook of all time. 4w
Suet624 I‘ll never forget the story of his mother near the end of the book. Her survival was astonishing. (edited) 4w
ShelleyBooksie His Mom and Grannies accents that he does in the audiobook are amazing. This is truly a book that evokes both laughter and tears. 4w
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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I'm glad I finally read this. I haven't really been following what he's up to but of course he continues to be a South African we love and whose success we're proud of. He does an amazing job of describing the hustle in the townships and the near impossibility of pulling yourself up out of that world. I also found his views on crime very enlightening - white South Africans can be so judgemental and racist about crime, so black and white.

MommyWantsToReadHerBook I couldn't stop reading - it was sad, it was funny, it was shocking. Highly recommended ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1mo
DivineDiana I loved this book! He narrates the audio, and it is fantastic! 🙂 1w
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @DivineDiana I had/have the audio as my free credit from Audible, but I just never managed to listen to it. I'm sure it must be good though - my loss! 1w
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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Late to the party... That's me. But really enjoying this.

This is so true!!

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Andrew65
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So difficult to choose a #TopRead2022 but after changing my mind several times have chosen Born A Crime, especially as stuck in my mind,I want to read it again and it is not usually a genre of books I would choose!

Of course ask me tomorrow and I might give you a different answer, each book is so different.

#JanuaryJazz @Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

DivineDiana I read this years ago and it continues to be a top read for me! ❤️ 1mo
Andrew65 @DivineDiana So unique and different, and tackled such deep themes but often through humour. 1mo
DivineDiana And the audio read by Trevor Noah is fantastic! 1mo
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Andrew65 @DivineDiana Totally agree, he did superbly with the audiobook. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I was gifted this one! 1mo
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hope you enjoy it Misty. 1mo
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 1mo
Bluebird A favorite of mine too! I read it a few years ago and still think about it. The audio version was terrific. 1mo
Andrew65 @Bluebird One of those books that is even better as an Audiobook. 1mo
willaful I read it in print and keep thinking I really need to listen to the audiobook. 1mo
mom2bugnbee I read it years ago & still think about it. And, yes, @willaful , definitely worth revisiting on audio. 1mo
Andrew65 @mom2bugnbee I would agree @willaful, well worth another read on audio, Trevor does such a lot to bring the book to life on audio. 1mo
SamAnne One of the best audiobooks! 1mo
Andrew65 @SamAnne Total agree, would certainly be in my top 5. 1mo
SamAnne @Andrew65 I almost had to pull off an on-ramp in thw chapter where he‘s talking about how kids were given names of famous people with no knowledge of what those people actually did, and they play the bar mitzvah. 1mo
Andrew65 @SamAnne Yes one of the problems at times when using audiobooks whilst driving, had similar experiences myself. 1mo
Tove_Reads Loved it! 1mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads It is an exceptional book and I‘m not usually one fro memoirs, not when there are serial killers out there 😂 1mo
Tove_Reads Trevor grew up in SA. He‘s met loads of serial killers… 1mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads 😂😂😂 1mo
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readingjedi
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After four and a half despairing years stranded on the bleak and unforgiving slopes of the unconquerable Mount ToBeRead, it is finally time to dust this one off and let its desperate plea of "Just read me already!" go unanswered no longer!

In other words, I'm starting this one tonight!

seibelsays Enjoy! 1mo
LitStephanie I loved this one. I listened to the audio. Hope you like it! 1mo
DivineDiana A favorite! 1mo
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Lunakay
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Noah is brutally honest when telling you both the tragic and the hysterical.
He's a remarkable person and I am grateful he chose to share his story with the world.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Soubhi!! Thank you so much for this book! It has been on my list forever!! And the little mouse reading the book!! I LOVE it!! Thanks so much for this and for your friendship!!

Soubhiville You‘re welcome! Happy holidays to you and your family 💕🎄 2mo
Soubhiville Also I hope you‘ll love this book, I really loved it. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Soubhiville you too!! I‘m looking forward to it!! 🥰 2mo
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Kshakal
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This book surprised me… I expected it to be funny and at times it was but it had more serious undertone and I am here for it. Super interesting learning about his childhood and how he grew up… I recommend listening to it to get the full feel of this book!

MyNamesParadise I listened to this back when it came out and it was very good! 5mo
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Not only did this totally live up to the hype, it really surprised me. It has a completely different flavor from any of his comedic content, and a completely different flavor from any other content about apartheid I‘ve read before. So glad I finally got to this one! #Booked2022 #AuthorBornInAfrica @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I think this might be my FAVORITE audiobook!!! It definitely got me hooked on audios!!!!! (edited) 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good pick and review! This IS my favorite nonfiction audio—just like @Cinfhen ! 5mo
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📚: Born a Crime
🖋️: Brontë Sisters (Except Charlotte but a reread of Jane Eyre might change my views), Bram Stoker(currently reading Dracula and it's chilling!)
💻: Broadchurch, Brokeback Mountain, Before Trilogy (Sunrise, Sunset, Midnight)
🎸: Billie Eilish
🎵: Better than Revenge by Taylor Swift

#manicmonday #LetterB

@CBee I had fun!! 😃

CBee Awesome! Thanks for playing 😊😊 6mo
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DebinHawaii
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#ArtfulAugust

4 books from this article about books set in the #1990s that I read & enjoyed. 💜

https://bookgirlsguide.com/books-set-in-the-1990s/

Eggs Great books❣️ 6mo
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First audiobook I ever made it through! Loved it!
#letterB
#alphabetgame

If you haven‘t played, then Play!! 😉

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve heard this is good!! 6mo
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Andrew65
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#Alphabetgame
#LetterB

A book you'd recommend whose title starts with the featured letter. - Please include author, so others can find the right book!

Play and tag friends

I‘m not a great fan of memoirs but I loved this book by Trevor Noah, even better if you can get the audiobook narrated by the author - it was simply brilliant.

@AlwaysBeenALoverofBooks @Pageshifter @Tove_Reads @Butterfinger @Caitz @DieaReader

Tove_Reads This is such a good read! 6mo
AllDebooks I have this to read as I'm a huge fan of his, need to bump it up the list 6mo
PageShifter I still have not read this, I am quite sure it's on one of my lists 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Stacked 📚 6mo
rachelk Yes, it‘s brilliant & even better on audio! 💯 6mo
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andrew61
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I enjoyed this memoir of Trevor Noah's young life in South Africa where he grows up with his indomitable African mother but is both an illegal and misfit in a society where white and black relationships are illegal and the colour of skin is fundamental to your status within all groups. The relationship with his mother is beautifully rendered and Trevor himself is a rebel in a place where life is a constant battle to survive.

TrishB Lovely review 👍🏻 7mo
Tove_Reads Loved it! 7mo
britt_brooke Nice review! I keep meaning to #reread this one. So good! 7mo
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Centique I love this book so much. I recommend it to all the people I know that get bored easily with reading because I feel it‘s constantly funny or astounding. There is even a kids version that I bought for my son to read. Isn‘t Trevor‘s mother a complete superhero?!! 7mo
youneverarrived Loved his relationship with his mother. Great review! 7mo
andrew61 @youneverarrived @Centique Yes the image of him running away from his mum in a frantic chase scene was great but I had my heart in my mouth inbthe final chapters . 7mo
Centique @andrew61 me too! 7mo
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SqueakyChu
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The hardest part of reading this book has been learning what apartheid was really like in South Africa.

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SqueakyChu
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I always thought it must be hard to be a black child growing up in America, but I never considered what it was like to be a mixed-race child growing up in apartheid South Africa. Trevor Noah tells his own story with grace and humor, yet the truths he speaks hold a lot of pain as well. I much appreciate his sharing very personal stories. It‘s a window into the private world of another person. In writing this story, Noah helps unite us all.

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All of the praise this book has received over the years is definitely worth it.

Trevor Noah is a remarkable human being who had to overcome a lot to get where he is today. I love how candid he was with his stories. This book is full of love, humor, loyalty, and determination. His relationship with his Mom really got to me. 💔

If you haven't read this one yet, I highly recommend it.

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#thinkpositivebepositive - Because dog, bikes, and books are positive, right? 🤓🤪🤗

Thanks for the tag, @TheSpineView !

To play post a positive quote and tag a Litten friend or two.

Hope your day is spectacular!

@paperwitchs
@SRWCF
@SarahBookInterrupted

BarbaraTheBibliophage p.s. This is Waldo. He belongs to our son and his family. (edited) 10mo
Cathythoughts 👍😁 10mo
paperwitchs 🥰🥰🥰 10mo
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Cortg
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I‘ve listened to this three times now and I have new takeaways each time. My bookclub had a great discussion last month! #booked2022 ~author born in Africa

Cinfhen I probably should Re-listen at some point!! This was the FIRST audio I ever listened to! 10mo
Cortg @Cinfhen Really?! You chose a good audio for your first one! 10mo
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BookishTrish
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Excellent staycation reread

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MerlinTheSlightlyAwkward
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I can be a little disconnected from current popular media, so I read this having no idea who Trevor Noah is to Hollywood, comedy or the acting stage. What a power! If there were more of his variety of life truth, poignant snark and raw honesty, I would engage with pop culture more.
There was no putting this book down.

#trevornoah #SouthAfrica #nonfiction #BIPOC #reporting #journalism

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NickDinesh
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Born a crime tells the story of how a young boy was raised from a poverty stricken, racist area to a well known comedian. The book talks about apartheid and the effect it had on South Africa, it was very tough to read about all the racism they faced. Born a crime is one of the best autobiography‘s I have ever read.

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Amoon
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Even better than I expected! Trevor was born during apartheid and was around 5 yrs old when it ended. His birth literally was a crime because his mother is Black from S. Africa and his father is Swiss. His adventures growing up scheming to make money on the black market, DJ ing, going to church ALL day every Sunday. Noah‘s narration is amazing, he does every accent brilliantly. Funny at times, heartbreaking too.

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I don‘t typically read memoirs but #readingafrica2022 introduced me to this one. This was one fantastic memoir! Like, I would read/listen again. The fact that Trevor Noah himself read the audio made it even better. It‘s funny, sad, and frankly, unbelievable. Highly recommend.

perfectsinner Loved that book too 11mo
Librarybelle So much love for this one! 11mo
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Tattooedteacher
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I‘ve heard about this one. It‘s set in South Africa. I decided to read it for #readingafrica2022

Nutmegnc It‘s an amazing story. If you can, the audio is the author and he is a killer storyteller!! 11mo
Tattooedteacher @Nutmegnc that‘s awesome because that exactly what I have. Now I can‘t wait to get it started. Thanks! 11mo
Deifio And in the audio you get him talking all those African languages, too! 11mo
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Librarybelle I‘ve heard good things about this one too! 11mo
bthegood this is one of the few autobiographies/memoirs I have ever enjoyed - happy listening 🙂 11mo
Tattooedteacher @Deifio definitely. I think I‘m this case, there not way I would‘ve been able to do the print version justice. 11mo
Tattooedteacher @bthegood I definitely don‘t read memoirs, but I agree with you. It‘s really good. 11mo
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jenniferw88
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#fifteen for the 15th 🤣! Also #15 on my #roll100 list. #FearlessFebruary

CaroPi I listened the audiobook was amazing. I laughed so much. I was in the tram. I am sure people thought I was insane (edited) 12mo
Cortg I've listened to this 3 times now, it never gets old 😂 12mo
Arkrayder Great book! 🙂📙 12mo
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Andrew65
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Simply brilliant. Not always a fan of memoirs but loved this book, wonderfully written and excellently read by the author. Despite sone serious messages linked to racism and abuse he still managed to make me laugh out loud on a few occasions. Cannot praise it highly enough. A great view of #southafrica warts and all.

Adds South Africa for #ReadingAfrica2022

Put simply this is a brilliant audiobook and thoroughly recommend it. 💕💕💕

Johanna414 I felt exactly the same about this one! I'm not a memoir reader at all, but loved his story 12mo
Librarybelle I may have to try this on audio! 12mo
PaperbackPirate I loved this book but I‘m definitely going to try it on audio too. There is so much praise for the audio version and I have to hear all the accents and languages! 12mo
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BarbaraBB Everyone loved this book. I wonder why I still haven‘t read it?! 12mo
Andrew65 @Librarybelle It‘s one of those books that feels enhanced on audio, especially by the author. 12mo
Andrew65 @PaperbackPirate Audio great for the accent, languages and intonation on key parts in the story. Now a favourite audio for me and will be listening again I‘m sure. 12mo
Andrew65 @BarbaraBB I was the same, do make time for it. 12mo
Andrew65 @Johanna414 It‘s wonderful. 12mo
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I was thinking it would be a funny book, because it‘s by Trevor Noah, a comedian. But this is actually a serious book, punctuated by humor, about his childhood in apartheid and then post-apartheid South Africa with ineffective and militaristic police, severe race lines, an abusive step-father, a strict but loving mom, crime, poverty, figuring out where he fits in or doesn‘t, and complicated family relations.

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Andrew65
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Continuing the #ReadingAfrica2022 Challenge, by moving onto #SouthAfrica with this highly rated book that I‘ve wanted to read for a long time. Listening to it read by the author.

BeckyWithTheGoodBooks I adored this one!! Made me love Trevor Noah even more to hear this story/history 12mo
DinoMom I really enjoyed this one! 12mo
ShelleyBooksie I loved this audiobook 12mo
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lele1432 I‘m so mad I didn‘t read this when I first purchased the audiobook! Maybe this year I will pick it back up. 🙂 12mo
Ncostell This is one of my favorite audiobooks! 12mo
TracyReadsBooks So good! I loved this book! (My daughter read it in school and also really enjoyed it.) 12mo
Librarybelle Good choice! I‘ve heard very good things about this one! 12mo
DivineDiana Agree with @Ncostell ! Always recommend when someone asks for an audiobook! 12mo
youneverarrived It‘s brilliant on audio. Hope you enjoy it 12mo
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WellReadCatLady
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Learned a lot about Trevor and South Africa but I love that we had the same side hustle of burning cds back in the day.

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BarbaraBB I am on the fence about this book. So many good reviews but I don‘t even know the man. Is that important do you think? 12mo
Cinfhen This is BEST on audio and before I listened I didn‘t know who he was @BarbaraBB I‘m not sure if this book delivers the same hilarity in print 12mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB I still don't really know who he is 🤣🤦‍♀️! And yes it's very funny in print, although I know audio does wonders for some with this book 🤣😉 I must confess to skipping the ending of the Hitler bit - that was only ever going to end in a disaster! 12mo
Librarybelle @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen @jenniferw88 I don‘t watch his show, but I know who he is. I‘ve been told I have to read the book, but I‘m not a viewer of the Daily Show, and while I know that has nothing to do with the book, I‘m still on the fence about this one. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 12mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen @jenniferw88 Thanks for the encouraging words. I guess I can give it a try. In print or audio, both seem funny! 12mo
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DinoMom
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I read this book awhile ago when I received it a swap. I really enjoyed it then, but then I listened to it in audio format and even though I am not a huge fan of Audio format, I highly recommend listening to this one. I appreciated it even more!!!

lynneamch For sure! 12mo
ShelleyBooksie I loved his accents. Especially granny. 12mo
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Cortg
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First bookclub choice of the year. This is my third listen to this book and it never gets old. Looking forward to discussing it with my ladies on Tuesday! #JumpStart2022 @Clwojick @Lizpixie

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After battling with the first chapter of this book, I was pleasantly surprised by how well the author has been able to find humour in our country's very dark history.
Even with the comedic sense, the author was still able to bring across the seriousness of the topics that he covers.
This book is well worth the praise it has received and most definitely well worth a read!

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Starting this book by my fellow South African, Trevor Noah.

Santie Oh my word you‘re in for a treat!!! It‘s so GOOD. I wish I could read it again but it‘s comedy so you can‘t read it many times over without the novelty wearing off. Enjoy 🤩 13mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile I've tried this one multiple times, but I can't seem to get past the first chapter. Will be on the look out for what your thoughts are on it as a fellow SA 13mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @Enchanted_Bibliophile I'll be honest, I was very hesitant to read this book. After chapter 1, I was put off. I'm on chapter 9 now. It did get better. Let's see where it takes us... 13mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @SantieWantie I'm so glad you enjoyed it so much. I've had a very giggles, but I'm only a few chapters in. 13mo
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LisaLovesToRead
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Noah manages to share stories of dreadful poverty with humor. This book is humbling and worth reading!

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booksandsympathy
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Started listening to this today. Enjoying it so far.

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Not many books make me laugh out loud but this one did many times. Trevor, as we know is a fantastic comedian and that really shines though in these pages.
This book also made me cry. There's a lot of trauma here in terms of race, feeling isolated, the cycle of poverty and domestic abuse.
There's also a lot to learn here with regards to the history of South Africa. The before, the after, the now.
I found every page interesting & informative.

CogsOfEncouragement This is my all time favorite audiobook. 1y
Deifio I love this book so much! 1y
Cortg I've listened to this twice, once on a family roadtrip. We had a fun discussion afterwards as we drove. It was chosen for my book club and I'm looking forward to listening a third time! 1y
Michellesibs @CogsOfEncouragement @Deifio @Cortg ❤ I can see myself rereading this at some stage, probably by audio by the reviews! 1y
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Lucy_Anywhere
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#TBRPile 📚 “The genius of apartheid was convincing people who were the overwhelming majority to turn on each other.”

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CogsOfEncouragement
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I first listened to this audiobook in the autumn of 2017. I just finished a re-listen with my teen son. I often say this is THE BEST audiobook I have ever heard. To have that actually mean something to you I counted them up. I have listened to fifty-five. Fifty-five with many of them also being five star reads. Trevor Noah is a skilled story teller. He also speaks many languages and does impressions.

LiteraryinLawrence That really is saying something! 1y
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This one has been on my TBR for such a long time. I'm so glad that I took the Litsy recommendation for it.

Noah has written a wonderfully descriptive book about his childhood. I love that he appears to tell his story honestly, the good and the bad and all with humour. His story makes me appreciate how lucky my childhood was.

Suet624 His mother! Amazing woman. 1y
Smrloomis @Suet624 oh my gosh, so true! 1y
Victoria_Clyne @Suet624 Totally agree. 1y
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BkClubCare AND, it is absolutely incredible via audio. He does so many accents and languages! A top 3 audiobook ever, for me and the one I recommend the most. 1y
CogsOfEncouragement I listened to the audiobook about five years ago. Still the best audiobook I‘ve ever heard. I‘m currently listening again with my teen. So good. 1y
Victoria_Clyne @BkClubCare and @CogsOfEncouragement I did this as an audio book too. And it is an amazing audio. I love listening to authors read their books especially when the involve other languages. 1y
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SanjanaGhosh
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Love his shows and absolutely loved this book as well!

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I loved listening to this on audiobook, such a great narrative and it was lovely hear all of the accents done properly. I learned a lot about South African history and the cultures there. 4/5, read this if you looking for a funny, dramatic, and touching story.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Pogue That was an amazing book. 1y
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 What would have made it a 5/5 for you? I haven‘t read it yet. I‘m just curious. 1y
PhyllisH Great book💚. 1y
iread2much @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 great question! I prefer a more linear approach and he jumped around a lot in time, which I found very confusing. Perhaps reading it would be easier than listening to it? I totally respect that he should write it his way, but it was hard for me to understand when things happened. 1y
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