The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell
written by W. Kamau Bell
Date: May 2, 2017
This Book refers to The Monkees
W. Kamau Bell writes about watching television with his grandmother. When she would fall asleep in her chair, he could choose the TV shows. While he mostly loved watching cartoons, he also enjoyed reruns of shows like 'The Brady Bunch', 'The Partridge Family', 'The Monkees' and 'Soap'. (p. 27)
The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6'4", African-American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian. The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell is 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.