Most people hadn’t heard of Trevor Noah, before he took over for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. His new book is a close-up look at the man he is and the experiences that shaped his life. More than a memoir, Noah’s book casts a keen eye on society. This book is filled with memorable stories covering his tumultuous life growing up in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa where his very existence, the child of a white man and a black woman, was a crime. Noah offers unique insights on complex issues such as race, domestic abuse and poverty all while maintaining the humour that defines his career. The stories run the gamut from funny to absurd, depressing to hopeful. Noah proves he’s more than your run of the mill comedian. He actually has something important to say.
Jessica (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)