W. Kamau Bell’s First Book ‘The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell’ Is Out in May
Standup and new CNN star W. Kamau Bell has written his first book, and it’s coming out in May. The book has an impressively long title: 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. Here’s the logline:
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.
The book hits stores on Tuesday, May 2nd, but it’s currently available for pre-order over at Amazon. In addition to the book, Bell is currently on tour (more info here), debuts a new season of his podcast Politically Re-Active tomorrow, and is slated to return to CNN for season 2 of his series United Shades of America in late April.