As a fan of Trevor Noah's comedy shows and his more recent adoption as host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, I was more than excited to get my hands on a copy of his book. This is not a typical memoir by a comedian. It is an interesting, yet sometimes terrifying, look into a child growing up in South Africa under apartheid. Noah's experiences learning to cope with bullying and ostracism due to his race is brought to life in the pages. His intense bond with his mother is painted beautifully in prose. This is a real story of a real life, told with wit, humor, and vivid memories. If you are a fan of Noah himself, or of learning a little about history, this is definitely a book worth picking up.
The host of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah traces his wild coming of age during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, offering insight into the farcical aspects of the political and social systems of today's world.