The Coloring Book

A Comedian Solves Race Relations in America
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Author(s): Colin Quinn
Original Publish Date: Jun 09, 2015
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.73 hours)
Product Number: Z100091678
Released: Jun 09, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781478933434
Narrator/s: Colin Quinn
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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Description

From former SNL writer and "Weekend Update" host Colin Quinn comes a controversial and laugh-out-loud investigation into cultural and ethnic stereotypes. Colin Quinn has noticed a trend-Americans' increasing political correctness has forced us to tiptoe around the subjects of race and ethnicity. Every ethnic group has differences and this diversity should be celebrated, not denied. So why has acknowledging cultural differences become so taboo? In The Coloring Book, Quinn mixes his own personal experiences with incredibly candid and hilarious conversations with people from different ethnic groups to discover which stereotypes they find funny, which stereotypes are based on truths, which have become totally distorted over time, and which are actually offensive to each group, and why. As it pokes holes in the tapestry of fear that has overtaken discussions about race, The Coloring Book serves as an antidote to our paralysis when it comes to laughing at ourselves...?nd others.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Colin Quinn
Narrator(s): Colin Quinn
Genre: Humor
Product Number DD16482
Released: Jun 09, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478903796
eBook
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Author(s): Colin Quinn
Genre: Humor
Product Number EB00585060
Released: Jun 09, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781455579747

Professional reviews

"Colin Quinn tackles issues of race and ethnicity in this exploration of stereotypes, comedy, and political correctness. As a narrator, he proves reasonably good though his narration pales in comparison to his ability on stage. His deep, raspy voice and New York accent capture his prose well, but he comes across as reading the text. This is a problem that some artists have when moving from live performances to recorded ones. His writing has energy and good timing, but his delivery seems unnatural. Nonetheless, he provides insights on how we deal with race and stereotypes. L.E. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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