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Not a genuine black man, or, How I claimed my piece of ground in the lily-white suburbs

Author: Brian Copeland
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A successful comedian describes his experiences growing up African American in the white suburbs of San Leandro, California, recalling his difficult childhood in a racist enclave, in a memoir based on his one-man show.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Brian Copeland; Brian Copeland; Brian Copeland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Copeland
ISBN: 1401302335 9781401302337
OCLC Number: 144366725
Description: xviii, 250 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Double Negatives --
The Friendly City --
In the Beginning --
Thirty-five Candles --
Just a Trim --
The Hobby Shop --
Pressure --
School Days --
Breaking Down --
Just Like a Normal Boy --
The Other Foot --
Leakfast --
Daddy Knows the Great Unknown --
Fighting Back --
The City's Conscience --
Waking Up Is Hard to Do --
A Great Big Can of Worms --
Mixed Messages --
Waking Up Is Hard to Do Part II --
Mr. Ware --
The Funk --
There's Always Something --
A Kindred Spirit. A Gesture --
The Man of the House --
Responsibilities --
Judgment Day --
Get Your Black Ass Up! --
End Game --
Pappy.
Other Titles: Not a genuine black man
How I claimed my piece of ground in the lily-white suburbs
Responsibility: Brian Copeland.

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A successful comedian describes his experiences growing up African American in the white suburbs of San Leandro, California, recalling his difficult childhood in a racist enclave, in a memoir based on his one-man show.

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