The Coloring Book by Colin Quinn audiobook

The Coloring Book: A Comedian Solves Race Relations in America

By Colin Quinn
Read by Colin Quinn

Grand Central Publishing 9781455507597
4.73 Hours Unabridged
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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 has 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.

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A New York Times bestseller

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 has 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Any good comedian needs two things: an X-ray machine and a scalpel. The X-ray to find where the problem is, and the scalpel to start slicing it up. In the multiple decades Colin and I have been the closest of friends, he has always had two of the finest of these essential comedy tools I've ever seen. In this amazing new book, you get a side of his humor and perspective that has never been on display quite like this. It's gorgeous, it's hilarious, it's brilliant. You're lucky to get this. Not as lucky as I am, but very, very goddamn lucky. Just run home with it, shut up and be glad. Jerry Seinfeld
Colin Quinn has always been a great comedian and a great actor, and now you have to call him a great author, as well. This book is like Roots with way more jokes. Once you read THE COLORING BOOK you'll realize that Colin Quinn is the white Richard Pryor. Chris Rock
“In this amazing new book, you get a side of his humor and perspective that has never been on display quite like this. It’s gorgeous, it’s hilarious, it’s brilliant.” Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian, actor, and New York Times bestselling author
“Colin Quinn has always been a great comedian and a great actor, and now you have to call him a great author, as well. This book is like Roots with way more jokes. Once you read The Coloring Book you’ll realize that Colin Quinn is the white Richard Pryor.” Chris Rock, American actor, comedian, voice artist, and New York Times bestselling author
“The heat-cooked asphalt and glass-strewn streets that helped shape the author’s former hard-living ways are, indeed, a richly textured font of engrossing escapades. Quinn excels best when recounting his alcohol-soaked adventures.” Kirkus Reviews
“Colin Quinn tackles issues of race and ethnicity in this exploration of stereotypes, comedy, and political correctness. As a narrator, he proves reasonably good though his narration pales in comparison to his ability on stage. His deep, raspy voice and New York accent capture his prose well…His writing has energy and good timing…[and] he provides insights on how we deal with race and stereotypes.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Colin Quinn

Author Bio: Colin Quinn

Colin Quinn is a stand-up comedian and writer best known for his five years writing and performing—and anchoring “Weekend Update”—on Saturday Night Live. He was also the sidekick and announcer of MTV’s game show Remote Control and the host of Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central. Quinn recently performed on Broadway and toured the country for his one-man show Long Story Short, which was adapted into an Emmy-nominated HBO special.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 4.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English