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I Am the New Black by Tracy  Morgan
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Oct 28, 2009

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Read from October 02 to 20, 2010 , read count: 1

This book was interesting.
At times it was inspiring (he definitely worked his way from ghetto to stage) and other times just annoying (all the "praise God" stuff at the end).
I often times found myself reading along to Tracy's actual voice in my head - that made parts of it more readable. I'm not a literary snob by any stretch of the imagination, but this book was very poorly written. His use of the word "motherfucker" was really out of my comfort zone (he would say that's because I'm white) but it really didn't add anything to the book and definitely took away from it in my opinion.

Example: "That's just how it was, so my answer to that was being as funny as a motherfucker whenever I got the ball."
I didn't know motherfuckers were funny.

I did enjoy learning the origins of some of my favorite skits, like Brian Fellow, and how Tina Fey picked him for 30 Rock. The personal stories were good reads as he's had a very interesting life.

All in all, an enjoyable read, just don't expect literary genius.

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