Jerrod Carmichael is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. Carmichael co-created and starred in the semi-biographical NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show, which ran from 2015 to 2017.
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In this biting satire, a young man from an isolated upbringing lands in a race trial that reaches the Supreme Court. Paul Beatty challenges the sacred tenets of the US Constitution, civil rights, and racial equality with a comical take on urban life and the father-son relationship. Born in the "agrarian ghetto" of southern LA, the narrator resigns himself to a lower-middle-class life until his father's death leads him on to an audacious quest to reinstate slavery and segregate a local high school, eventually landing him in the Supreme Court. A hilarious, shocking and thought-provoking read.
It’s excellent. – source
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This book explores the divine within us all - a source of limitless abundance that can be unlocked for better health, greater confidence, increased success, and inspired openness. Discover how to tap into this hidden potential with insights from the teachings of Jesus and author Eric Butterworth's inspiring tour de force.
Interpreted the Bible in an interesting way to me. – source
Discover the fascinating life of Hollywood legend Humphrey Bogart in this intimate and definitive biography by Ann Sperber and Eric Lax. From his troubled childhood to his rise to stardom and lasting love with Lauren Bacall, delve into the story of Bogie's personal and professional triumphs and tragedies. Known for his iconic roles, Bogart's journey to Hollywood royalty is chronicled in this absorbing human story of the motion picture business.
I loved Bogart. – source
Follow the hilarious and tragic misadventures of 30-year-old Ignatius J. Reilly, a medievalist who lives with his mother in New Orleans. Ignatius is forced to enter the working world after a car accident, spawning a series of subplots involving eccentric characters such as a stripper with a talented cockatoo and a gay blade. A Confederacy of Dunces ties together the complicated subplots in the end, with Ignatius carrying the story as a modern-day Quixote. The novel is both comedic and melancholic, revealing the fragility beneath the humor. This novel is a fitting memorial to the talented and tormented life of John Kennedy Toole, who never saw the publication of his work.
The language is so good. – source