I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas
From Lewis Black, the uproarious and perpetually apoplectic New York Times-bestselling author and Daily Show regular, comes a ferociously funny book about his least favorite holiday, Christmas. Christmas is supposed to be a time of peace on earth and goodwill toward all. But not for... show more
From Lewis Black, the uproarious and perpetually apoplectic New York Times-bestselling author and Daily Show regular, comes a ferociously funny book about his least favorite holiday, Christmas. Christmas is supposed to be a time of peace on earth and goodwill toward all. But not for Lewis Black. He says humbug to the Christmas tradtitions and trappings that make the holiday memorable. In I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas, his hilarious and sharply observed book about the holiday, Lewis lets loose on all things Yule. It's a very personal look at what's wrong with Christmas, seen through the eyes of "the most engagingly pissed-off comedian ever."* From his own Christmas rituals—which have absolutely nothing to do with presents or the Christmas tree or Rudolph—to his own eccentric experiences with the holiday (from a USO Christmas tour to playing Santa Claus in full regalia), I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas is classic Lewis Black: funny, razor-sharp, insightful, and honest. You'll never think of Christmas in the same way. *Stephen King
Publish date: November 2nd 2010
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Pages no: 178
Edition language: English
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Reading a Lewis Black's book is almost like watching his stage act. The only real difference is that we see a little more of the poignancy behind what makes him tick. This book is a great view on Christmas and what it means to a Jew, and provides an excellent commentary on the holiday season that ev...
I must admit I didn't like this book nearly as much as Nothing Sacred. For the most part I could still hear Lewis Black saying it through, which has not always been the case with books by other comedians. It's less a rumination on Christmas and more a rumination on where Lewis is in his life. Ch...
I just thought this would be funnier. I think the Appendix about his USO tour was the best part, the rest was just ok. It was a book about what Lewis does on one givne Christmas, and I was thinking it would be short stories that happened to him at Christmas.