The Resource Barack like me : [the chocolate-covered truth], David Alan Grier ; with Alan Eisenstock, (electronic resource)

Barack like me : [the chocolate-covered truth], David Alan Grier ; with Alan Eisenstock, (electronic resource)

Label
Barack like me : [the chocolate-covered truth]
Title
Barack like me
Title remainder
[the chocolate-covered truth]
Statement of responsibility
David Alan Grier ; with Alan Eisenstock
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From growing up in Detroit, where he marched as a ten-year-old with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to attending the inauguration of President Barack Obama, where he narrowly avoided the Purple Tunnel of Doom but still saw nothing, David Alan Grier examines how he -- and America -- have changed for the better and the funnier. Within these pages, Grier imagines being called to serve in President Obama's cabinet as the "secretary of mirth"; takes you to a wild and emotional election night party he hosted that didn't go as planned; explains the true meaning of the "magical Negro"; recalls the formative episodes from his life -- including being rejected by the Black Panthers at their headquarters door and turning down the initial offer to work on "In Living Color" -- and for the first time ever sneaks you backstage at "Dancing with the Stars," where he exposes the inner workings of the show -- the camaraderie between dancers and stars, the excruciatingly painful rehearsals, the outrageous preparations, and each hysterical moment of his four-episode appearance and subsequent public meltdown. Grier unabashedly muses on politics, culture, and race while recounting his own life story in this edgy, timeless, hilarious, and revelatory memoir and look at all things Barack. "Barack Like Me" is David Alan Grier at his best -- the man, comic, and twenty-first-century thinker -- funny, brilliant, and original
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956 June 30-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grier, David Alan
Dewey number
  • 792.702/8092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by David Alan Grier
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Eisenstock, Alan
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grier, David Alan
  • Grier, David Alan
  • African American comedians
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Barack like me : [the chocolate-covered truth], David Alan Grier ; with Alan Eisenstock, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
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unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (360 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780743597739
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11902351
Publisher number
MWT11902351
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Barack like me : [the chocolate-covered truth], David Alan Grier ; with Alan Eisenstock, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (360 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780743597739
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11902351
Publisher number
MWT11902351
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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