How to Survive America by D. L. Hughley audiobook

How to Survive America: A Prescription

By D. L. Hughley  and Doug Moe
Read by D. L. Hughley

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780063072756

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 06/15/2021

    ISBN: 9781665097437

  • Available on 06/15/2021

    ISBN: 9781665097420

  • Available on 06/15/2021

    ISBN: 9781665097444

Runtime: 4.07 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Legendary comedian D.L. Hughley uses his "hilarious yet soul-shaking" (Black Enterprise) humor to confront racism's unjust impact on the health and wellbeing of Blacks and minorities 

White people love survival guides. But have you noticed they’re always about ridiculous activities in locations far from home, with chapters like “How to Survive an Avalanche" or "How to Live on Bugs in the Jungle.” Huh?!

You know who really needs a survival guide? Black and brown Americans. For surviving their own damn country! Minority populations wake up every day in a battle for their health and safety. Thankfully, legendary activist-comedian D.L. Hughley offers How to Survive America, a fearless satire that exposes racism’s unjust toll on our bodies and minds.

Even before COVID-19 disproportionately impacted minority communities, life expectancy for Blacks was a full three years less than for white Americans. The very air we breathe is more polluted, our water is more contaminated, our local food options are toxic, and our jobs are underpaid. Despite the obvious need, the quality of our health care is tragically inadequate. Our communities are statistically less safe than the average, and yet we’re terrorized by the law-enforcement and criminal-justice systems that are supposed to protect us, sending Blacks to prison at five times the rate of whites. Not least, our means of addressing these injustices—voting—is perennially under assault.

It’s enough to drive you crazy. Well, guess what? According to Cigna, Blacks are 20 percent more likely to report “psychological distress” yet “50 percent less likely to receive counseling or mental health treatment.” It’s almost like the entire country has been structured with no regard for our welfare. Hmmm.

Whether you’re Black, white, brown, or Asian, don’t leave home without arming yourself with How to Survive America!

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Author

Author Bio: D. L. Hughley

Author Bio: D. L. Hughley

D. L. Hughley, one of the “Original Kings of Comedy,” is an American actor, radio host, and stand-up comedian. His comedy specials have appeared on HBO and Showtime. His satirical documentary special, DL Hughley: The Endangered List, received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award in 2012. He also created and starred in the ABC sitcom The Hughleys and has hosted shows on BET, Comedy Central, TBS, and CNN. He hosts the nationally syndicated radio program The D. L. Hughley Show. His first book, I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up, was hailed as “the best book since The Hunger Games” by Chris Rock.

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Author Bio: Doug Moe

Author Bio: Doug Moe

Doug Moe is a writer/actor/comedian at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. His book Man vs. Child was picked as one of Amazon’s Best Humor Books of 2017. Follow him on Twitter @dougmoe.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Runtime: 4.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English