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I'm dreaming of a black Christmas

by Black, Lewis, 1948-

Format: Kindle Book 2010 2010
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Summary
From the uproarious and perpetually apoplectic "New York Times"-bestselling author and "The 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 Christmas Humor
American wit and humor
Humor (Nonfiction)
Nonfiction
Essays
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Penguin Publishing Group2010
2010
Other Titles I am dreaming of a black Christmas
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781101444993
9781101440995
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