“This definitely supplants that weird book my grandpa gave me from the ’30s as the best guide to black people I’ve ever read.”
, author of Stuff White People Like
and Whiter Shades of Pale
“I feel like I became closer to the Lord by reading this book.
This book is to black life what the basketball is to a game of basketball.
Read my quote. Be influenced. Buy this book.”
, writer (30 Rock
, Saturday Night Live
) and comedian (My name is Hannibal.)
is a humorous collection of essays.” – Jason Parham, NewYorker.com
“A group of hilarious vignettes ” – Flavorwire.com
About the Author
PATRICE EVANS, aka The Assimilated Negro (TAN), is a contributing writer for Grantland.com. He has written about the intersection of race, class, and pop culture for Time Out New York,
and CollegeHumor.com, as well as What Was the Hipster?,
an essay collection published by the literary journal n+1
. In addition to writing for print and online, he also writes rhymes and stand-up bits for fun and profit. He lives in New York City.