Born a Crime
NY, Spiegel & Grau, (2016). A memoir by the South African-born successor to Jon Stewart, as host of television's The Daily Show, a comedic and satirical take on the daily news that came to be seen as more reliably truthful than most of the news that the show satirized, and became a stalwart base of social criticism in the entertainment industry and the media. Noah, who was born during the apartheid era in South Africa was literally, as the title says, born a crime: it was illegal for his black father and white mother to have sexual relations in South Africa at that time and the book, among many other things, recounts harrowing escapes and efforts to avoid the authorities, who could have removed him from his family. Signed by the author on the publisher's tipped-in leaf. Fine in a fine dust jacket, with a "Signed Copy" label on the front panel. A bestseller, and signed first printings are scarce. [#033213] $150
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