I hear the audiobook, read by Noah, is sensational, but the print is stupendous, too. I didn't mark all the passages that I loved because I borrowed the book from a friend, and you only dogear your own books and library books (or is that just me? I enjoy a damaged library book--wear shows that the book has been loved).
Noah shares his story of growing up mixed race and poor in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa with an absolute baller mom. Being mixed race--with a Black mom and a white dad was a crime, as the title pronounces, but also unusual when Noah was born in 1984. Throughout his story he has to decide if he's Black like the family he lives with or colored, like he looks. Colored people are mixed, true, but going back generations, and they didn't typically continue to reproduce with Black or white people.
Noah astute on race and capitalism, and funny, of course, since he is a comedian. He doesn't spare himself and his little-shit foibles either, since he is a comedian. If you are a regular reader of my book reviews, you know I often find fault with comedian essays and memoirs for being self-serving, but Noah really has something to say. I've been talking about the book since I finished it.