Baratunde Thurton (one of the few people on earth that can have FirstName.com) has a new book out called How To Be Black. If you’re not black, this book should help you be blacker. I think. I’m not quite sure. I’m irrevocably white and, as they say, you can’t teach a white dog new tricks.
Anyway, Baratunde busted his ass for years, selling his first book out of suitcase after shows. He may still be doing this. And, in all honestly, you should go to see him live and buy one directly from him. But, if you’re lazy, you can and should buy it online.
That said, in 2007, I asked Baratunde to do a series for Black History Month and he kindly rose to the challenge. Listen to it. Then buy the book. Let me put it differently – IF you listen to it, THEN you will buy the book.
Thanks again to Baratunde for letting me not only repurpose this but for allowing me whore his wonderful new book!