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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood - Community Reviews back

by Trevor Noah
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Bookish Blerd
Bookish Blerd rated it 8 months ago
This was amazing. I do not understand how there are people who thought this was bad. My first thought is that it's white people who just don't/won't get what growing up black is like, but I don't want to be that person. As a black woman growing up in racist America, even I cannot imagine what it w...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it 2 years ago
I barely knew anything about Trevor Noah because I don't follow American late night talk shows, but I found his story to be profoundly eye-opening and an important one to be told. Born to a black mother and a white father in South Africa during apartheid, the fact that Noah exists was in itself cons...
Mae's Library
Mae's Library rated it 2 years ago
Self-portrait of the artist as a very cheeky child. Highly entertaining.
sherrysniderfundin
sherrysniderfundin rated it 2 years ago
I have been watching Trevor Noah on The Daily Show for some time now and when I saw he had a book out, I had to have it. I checked it out from the library and I was not disappointed. Cover Design: Greg Mollica Publisher: Spiegil & Grau/Penguin Random House Amazon / Goodreads MY REVIEW ...
Kenny Loves to Read
Kenny Loves to Read rated it 3 years ago
Wow! What a great read. I'm not a fan of non-fiction or memoirs but this was truly interesting, funny and weirdly relatable. Almost unbelievable to think that he lived this life but that's probably what makes it such a good book for a fiction reader like me. I found myself laughing at horrific scene...
TeaStitchRead
TeaStitchRead rated it 3 years ago
What a disappointment. Mr. Noah is at times really tone deaf to the point where he is quite the asshole troll you find on social media. No reflections, no really growth as a person can be found in these memoirs; Noah is emotionally stunted 19 year old. I did find his writing on apartheid interest...
Tami
Tami rated it 3 years ago
I am a big Trevor Noah fan, so reading this was a no-brainer. It was a very interesting and also touching insight into his childhood and youth in South Africa. I actually didn't really find it very funny. I admire him now even more, I love how positive he is. So, it was a good read, though not...
Merle
Merle rated it 3 years ago
I enjoyed this memoir, which is exactly what it says on the tin, a collection of stories about the author’s childhood and youth in South Africa. It’s a quick read, flows well and is often funny. The writing is clear and has a distinctive voice. It’s aimed at American readers and so tends to explain ...
Rachel's books
Rachel's books rated it 4 years ago
I borrowed the hardback from a friend. When I heard the audio (and I never listen to audios) was narrated by the author himself, I opted to listen to it instead. This made for nice entertainment to and from work for the last 2 weeks. Trevor Noah has improved from his first day, week, and year on The...
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 4 years ago
I was not really familiar with Trevor Noah when this book became available on NetGalley, but the title stood out. Later, when it was still on my to-read pile, I got a "you should read this" note from my sister-in-law through Goodreads. Since this was unusual, I moved it to the top of my list. I wa...
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