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I'm dreaming of a Black Christmas

by Black, Lewis, 1948-

Format: Book on CD 2010
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CLP - Lawrenceville Audiovisual Collection (CD) PN6231.C36 B57 2010cx
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Unabridged, 4 CDs, 5 hours
Read by the author
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.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Vituperative standup comedian Black (Me of Little Faith) delivers a caustic Christmas diatribe. Warning readers to ignore the book if they have a deep attachment to Christmastime, he notes, "This book contains, like the celebration of Christmas, only 2 percent religion. Think of it as the yuletide equivalent of low-fat milk." After recalling how he argued with the editor who urged him to write a Christmas book, Black delivers a full-scale Scrooge-styled screed. With chapters such as "Meditations of a Jewish Santa," "The Hooker at Rockefeller Center," and "The Carol from Hell," he rips into such seasonal traditions as Christmas cards, dinners, toys, advertising ("a primal scream of sales"), shopping ("Why don't you folks wait until the 26th of December when things are the cheapest?"), trees ("something magical about a Christmas tree all dazzled up in lights... almost as breathtaking as a hooker gone wild in spangles"), carols ("A shower is a place for singing, and on Christmas, it's where you should be caroling"), and gifts: "At Chanukah we get nothing. We don't even get stockings." With digressions on the human comedy and his personal life, Black spews forth much invective, but successfully exposes societal truths with riotous ripostes. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Black, Lewis, -- 1948-
Christmas -- Humor.
American wit and humor.
Humorists, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Penguin Audio,2010
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles I am dreaming of a Black Christmas
Contributors Penguin Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by the author.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 4 audio discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780142428559
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