Sunday, April 5, 2009
I'd Rather We Got Casinos
I'm not normally a fan of audiobooks, but I wish I'd gotten Larry Wilmore's I'd Rather We Got Casinos (2009) in audio format rather than reading it. The beauty of Wilmore's appearances on The Daily Show is how dry and deadpan he is, and since he read for the audiobook, I think it would've enhanced the humor. Not that the book isn't funny on its own--if you like Wilmore on TDS, you'll like the book. I think my favorite bit was the list of suggestions for how a president might sneak in an apology for slavery--e.g. bury the lead by putting it in the middle of an announcement about the first brothas to go to Mars!