The Coloring Book

The Coloring Book

A Comedian Solves Race Relations in America

Book - 2015
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"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 have 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...and others"--
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 9781455507597
1455507598
9781478903802
9781478903796
Branch Call Number: 817 QUINN
Characteristics: 227 pages ; 22 cm

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eh818608 Aug 12, 2015

I couldn't make it past page 30. There is just so much anger and brashness coming off the page from Colin Quinn that I can almost feel his spit flying into my face.

I understand Quinn isn't a touchy-feely-let's-all-sing-kumbiya kind of comedian, but I have a threshold for how much of someone's BS I'm willing to put up with. Apparently, 30 pages was all I could take.

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