David Alan Grier Signs “Barack Like Me: The Chocolate-Covered Truth” at Bookends

| November 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

David Alan Grier Book Signing

David Alan releases his first book “Barack Like Me: The Chocolate-Covered Truth”. 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.

The book 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, 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. 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.

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