Nothing's Sacred by Lewis Black

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Comedian Lewis Black unleashes his trademark subversive wit while recounting his own life story in his New York Times bestselling memoir.

You've seen him on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart offering up his trademark angry observational humor on everything from politics to pop culture. You've seen his energetic stand-up performances on HBO, Comedy Central, and in venues across the globe. Now, for the first time, Lewis Black translates his volcanic eruptions into book form in Nothing's Sacred, a collection of rants against stupidity and authority, which oftentimes go hand in hand.

With subversive wit and intellectual honesty, Lewis examines the events of his life that shaped his antiauthoritarian point of view and developed his comedic perspective. Growing up in 1950s suburbia when father knew best and there was a sitcom to prove it, he began to regard authority with a jaundiced eye at an early age. And as that sentiment grew stronger with each passing year, so did his ability to hone in on the absurd.

True to form, he puts common sense above ideology and distills hilarious, biting commentary on all things politically and culturally relevant. "No one is safe from Lewis Black's comic missiles." (New York Times)

You have been warned....
 

About Lewis Black

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Lewis Black is a hugely popular New York Times– bestselling author, stand-up comedian, playwright, and actor. Besides appearing on The Daily Show since its inception, Black has written and starred in a string of successful HBO specials and one-man Broadway shows. In 2001 he won the American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic, and in 2006 he won a Grammy for Best Comedy Album. His most recent HBO special, Red, White and Screwed, was nominated for an Emmy. Born near Washington, D.C., Black graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has a master’s degree from the Yale School of Drama.
 
Published May 20, 2005 by Gallery Books. 256 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Fans of the hilarious rantings of the mad-as-hell comedian and Daily Show regular may be surprised that, unlike many stand-up comics who create books by virtually transcribing their honed comedy routines, Black has written a memoir that is both funny and moving.

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