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How to make white people laugh / Negin Farsad.

Farsad, Negin. author (Author).
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Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 792.7028 FAR (Text) 39391006748188 Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781455558223 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: viii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.

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Formatted Contents Note: Iranians have no gay-dar & other things I learned growing up in Palm Springs -- Hairy legs, short shorts: the Mexification of Negin Farsad -- Negin and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day a.k.a. high school -- When fig newtons are the last straw: on leaving Palm Springs -- A protestor is born: Dave Matthews, pleated khakis & the Reverend Al Sharpton -- My lady parts and my comedy parts -- Bootleg Islam -- Where my staplers at? -- My own people don't like me very much -- A taxonomy of haters -- White people love conferences -- My boyfriend is black and my parents are a touch racist -- Do immigrants spit out more patriotic babies?
Summary, etc.: "Negin Farsad is an Iranian-American-Muslim female stand-up comedian who believes she can change the world, one joke at a time. In HOW TO MAKE WHITE PEOPLE LAUGH, Farsad shares her personal experiences growing up as the "Other" in an American culture that has no time for nuance. Writing bluntly and hilariously about the elements of race we are often too politically correct to discuss, Farsad takes a long hard look at the iconography that still shapes our concepts of "black," "white," and "Muslim" in America today and examines what it means when white culture defines the culture. Here she asks, what does it mean to have a hyphenated identity and how can we combat the racism, stereotyping, and exclusion that happens every day? HOW TO MAKE WHITE PEOPLE LAUGH tackles these questions and more with wit, humor, and incisive intellect"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Farsad, Negin.
Women comedians > United States > Biography.

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