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Homey Don’t Play That!: The Story Of In Living Color and the Black Comedy Revolution (Atria/37 Ink)

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“A capacious account of the seminal Fox variety show ‘In Living Color’ and its place in the larger context of modern African-American culture…Peisner’s narrative fully honors the show’s uniqueness, and meticulously lays out how it came undone.” – Ben Dickinson, New York Times Book Review (Recommended Summer Reading List)

“Peisner details the development, production, and influence of ILC, along with stories of the staff’s struggle to maintain control and integrity against executives who sometimes didn’t realize what a special show they had.” – Brian Boone, Vulture, 90 Books Every Comedy Fan Should Read

“It dodges and weaves through the biographies of many people, laying down a cultural history of late-twentieth-century black humor, television, and civil rights, even as its bite-size chapters maintain the brisk, gossipy tone of a celebrity tell-all.” – James Hannaham, Bookforum

“One of Ten Books All Georgians Should Read” – Georgia Center for the Book

Professional Idiot: A Memoir (Hyperion)

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“With an assist from Spin magazine scribe Peisner, Glover proves himself to be an engaging storyteller, ripping through his bumpy, trouble-filled childhood, his rise to semi-fame and his descent to drug and alcohol addiction with a train-without-brakes momentum. Friends, family and Jackass-ian characters are heard from throughout, giving the book the feel of a whacked-out oral history. This structure was a canny decision, as the differing perspectives and voices add much-needed diversity—had it been all Steve-o, all the time, it might have become redundant.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Hilarious and alarming” – Melissa Rugierri, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“New York Times Bestseller”

SXSWi Uncensored: The Complete Oral History as Told by the Entrepreneurs, Geeks, and Dreamers Who Remade the Web (Fast Company)

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