How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People

How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People [PDF / Epub] ☆ How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People By D.L. Hughley – 3 hours 45 minutesA cutting satire of race relations in the age of Trump and Black Lives Matter from the hugely popular comedian—one of The Original Kings of Comedy—and author of the New York Time hours minutesA cutting satire of to Get PDF/EPUB ê race relations in the age of Trump and Black Lives Matter from the hugely popular comedian—one of The original Kings of Comedy—and author of the New York Times bestseller Black Man White HouseWhite people are always giving out ‘helpful’ advice such as ‘Comply with the police and you won’t get shot’ They’ve been doling out advice to black people ever since ‘I suggest you pick the cotton if you don’t like getting whipped’ Not getting shot by How Not PDF \ the police has long been a problem for black people Even when we had a black president Now that we have a new set of overlords with President Trump at the head wouldn’t it be nice to get a little advice on how not to get shotFrom the elections of Barack Obama and Donald Trump to the tragic events of Ferguson and Charlottesville the subject of race has come to the forefront of American consciousness Legendary satirist D L Hughley offers his own cutting observations Not to Get ePUB ✓ on this contentious issue that continues to traumatize the nation a wound made painful by the ongoing comments and actions of the th presidentHughley uses humor to draw attention to injustice sardonically offering advice on a number of lessons from How to make cops feel comfortable while they’re handcuffing you and The right way to wear a hoodie to How to make white food like lobster rolls and Ten types of white people you meet in the suburbsHow Not to Get Shot is a much Not to Get Shot: And PDF/EPUB ² needed antidote in these distressing times.

10 thoughts on “How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People

  1. Erikka Erikka says:

    This book was the most magnificent piece of satire I've seen in a long time I feel like Hughley hit the nail on the head with every single joke calling white people out and holding them us accountable for the crap we constantly pull in this country He doesn't mince words he doesn't tread lightly and he doesn't go easy on us That dedication and honesty goes a long way though I think if white people read and truly heard the concerns of Black Americans we would be so much better off The only thing better than that would be to acknowledge what is said and act on that new knowledge This book is a great way to begin that process because it's not only brutally honest but painfully hilarious I love the down to Earth writing style the approachable conversational uality and the self effacing jokes that give you a much needed break in a book that is at times devastating The worst part is that I feel like this book is preaching to the choir the only people who will read it are black people and white people who already know what kind of crap we're capable of For example I hate that my parents who need this book so badly would never read it for all the reasons listed in this very book

  2. Kelly (and the Book Boar) Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:

    Find all of my reviews at An image of the cover of How Not To Get Shot should be listed under the definition of the word tragicomedy because this is about the best example I can think of Hughley is obviously a believer in the “gotta laugh so you don’t cry” mindset as he covers some of the most depressing subjects via laugh out loud satire From police shootings to poverty to protests to current and former administrations – Hughley is not afraid to tackle any topic Obviously the people who need to read this in order to “get woke” probably won’t ever even know it exists Others will instantly 1 Star it or label it “reverse racism” – and I’m not even going to get into that for fear of my brain exploding Don’t want to read this? Don’t I’m pretty sure it won’t break DL Hughley’s heart If you do want to give this a go however you’ll find not only is it funny but it’s also well researched and smart I also highly recommend the audio over the print version Hughley’s delivery adds so much to the funny Especially when it comes to our current President’s attributes • Gaudy and loud • Incompetent • Lazy • Emotional flies off the handle • Angry • Unintelligent—not bright • Lots of kids by different people • Cheats on his wife • Talks a lot of shitAll the shit you ascribe to black people He does all of that shit He also says the F word oh so very wellNow you can decide if you’re too much of a snowflake to read this wink

  3. Shelli Shelli says:

    I can tell just by the people who gave this one star not that they actually read it or anything that this book is going to be outstandingAnd on the off chance that someone else wants to go down the ill considered path attempted below by the very first contributor to the comment thread I'm just going to leave these right here• A black security guard caught a shooting suspect — only to be shot by police minutes later by PR Lockhart in Vox Nov 15 2018• ‘They shot the wrong man’ Police said they killed a mall shooter — then said they made a mistake by Avi Selk in The Washington Post November 24 2018

  4. Bookishrealm Bookishrealm says:

    Listen This book should be read by everyone Don't get offended by the title just read the damn book If you want to know how useless it is to attempt to give black people advice about the black experience when you're not black PICK THIS DAMN BOOK UP I must admit I laughed so much while listening to this book but I was also heartbroken because a lot of the stuff Hughley talked about in this book is a reality for so many of us on a day to day basis One of my favorite sections was about black people having to alter themselves to fit in with what some white people deem as appropriate From the way that we talk to the way that we dress even down to our names This was definitely a powerful read and you can expect a full review from me soon

  5. Tiffany Reads Tiffany Reads says:

    This is how you perfectly tell the truth with satire and sarcasm Bravo

  6. Mari Mari says:

    Why you may not like this book The satire doesn't let up at all It's like a hail storm of satire and that sort of relentless tone might rub some the wrong way You also have to be in the right headspace to take on these jokes in the middle of continued police brutality Also you probably won't like this if you are a racist because he makes fun of you Why I liked this book Honestly it reached a point where I just felt so gaslit by certain reactions from friends and family following the murder of George Floyd Having all of their arguments and advice lampooned by Hughley was cathartic It helped me refocus on the truth that it is freakin' ridiculous the things white people say to Black people about how they should conduct themselves I'm not really familiar with Hughley's work or comedy outside of this but I laughed with a broken heart throughout How Not to Get Shot This covers a wide variety of topics from when Black people get shot to the National Anthem to the outrageous costs of being poor It doesn't dive deeply into any one topic but takes lots of familiar speaking points for each and clearly concisely and humorously takes down the most ridiculous of them There are interludes and anecdotes in between chapters but I enjoyed those as well It gives the book a jumpy almost frantic pacing but it worked with the tone like a energetic extended comedy routine The only bit that gave me pause came at the end when Hughley talks about the trap of comparing marginalizations particularly between Black people and the LGBT community He hits on an important point about how there is no passing with some marginalizations and what that means for the progress of euality but he does so in language I didn't fully agree with and doesn't make allowance for intersectionality black ueer people exist If you need a laugh in the middle of your uprising if you want to hear someone agree with you that the thing your racist uncle Tommy or whatever said really was stupid this may just be the book for you

  7. Fred Kohn Fred Kohn says:

    The good news is that D L Hughley is a better writer than a dancer The bad news is well the bad new is that this a book that needs to be written I do believe that as a white person I learned some good lessons from this book I'm aware of white privilege of course but this book made me realize that as a white person I tend to swim in white privilege without even realizing it

  8. Alexis Alexis says:

    Humor fueled by heartbreakThe plot Comedian and activist DL Hughley doesn't hold back in this 3 hours and 45 minutes audio book where he discusses some hard hitting racial issues that have been plaguing America and other parts of the world and recentlyThe narration Written and narrated by the man himself DL uses a combination of satire and hard hitting facts to address slavery racial profiling police brutality white supremacy and of course how to not get shot by the policeThe special Honestly after reading Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race I needed a bit of levity and despite the awful subjects that are talked about in this book DL still managed to make me laugh while also shining a light on some cold hard facts The verdict Will I be re listening or re reading this anytime soon? No But I highly recommend you do On confederate statues If somebody sold your kids where would you want to put that statue? Where should it go?

  9. Nefertari Nefertari says:

    Is there a word for writing that is simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking? If so file this book under it

  10. KC KC says:

    Extremely humorous tragically ironic and realistically jarring advice from comedian DL Hughley I laughed out loud found myself uoting excerpts from the text and now I have a new recommendation for colleagues and patrons

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