Within these pages, Grier imagines being called to serve in President Obama's cabinet as the "secretary of mirth"; takes you to a wild and emotional election night party he hosted that didn't go as planned; explains the true meaning of the "magical Negro"; recalls the formative episodes from his life -- including being rejected by the Black Panthers at their headquarters door and turning down the initial offer to work on "In Living Color" -- and for the first time ever sneaks you backstage at "Dancing with the Stars," where he exposes the inner workings of the show -- the camaraderie between dancers and stars, the excruciatingly painful rehearsals, the outrageous preparations, and each hysterical moment of his four-episode appearance and subsequent public meltdown.
Grier unabashedly muses on politics, culture, and race while recounting his own life story in this edgy, timeless, hilarious, and revelatory memoir and look at all things Barack.
"Barack Like Me" is David Alan Grier at his best -- the man, comic, and twenty-first-century thinker -- funny, brilliant, and original.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
""Barack Like Me" is the most important book since Alex Haley's third book, "Boots". With "Barack Like Me", David Alan Grier has created a world of wizards and goblins that will surely become a great TV movie someday." -- Chris Rock
"Hilarious! Pure DAG, "Barack Like Me" is a magical romp through one man's history that offers Americans a chance to examine its own. Full of surprises and profound insights, DAG takes readers on a modern journey through the looking glass of his life." -- Dr. Drew Pinsky
"This book is funny and thought provoking. DAG may be the greatest Black American since Dr. Julius Washington Irving Carver!" -- Adam Carolla
"The definitive guide to American blackness. A masterwork. Grier triumphs again." -- Jimmy Kimmel
"This book will surprise and delight you. It's a splendid read!" -- Lewis Black
"[David Alan Grier] is a pompous, potty-mouthed, windbag" -- "The New York Times"
"A comic of undeniable charm and supple skills." -- "The Washington Post"
"Sketch genius David Alan Grier plays the race card. Shamelessly, perceptively, and hilariously." -- "The Hollywood Reporter"