The Sellout

The Sellout
Author: Paul Beatty
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-03-03
ISBN 10: 0374712247
ISBN 13: 9780374712242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sellout Book Review:

Winner of the Man Booker Prize Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction Winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature New York Times Bestseller Los Angeles Times Bestseller Named One of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review Named a Best Book of the Year by Newsweek, The Denver Post, BuzzFeed, Kirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly Named a "Must-Read" by Flavorwire and New York Magazine's "Vulture" Blog A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty's The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. It challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality—the black Chinese restaurant. Born in the "agrarian ghetto" of Dickens—on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles—the narrator of The Sellout resigns himself to the fate of lower-middle-class Californians: "I'd die in the same bedroom I'd grown up in, looking up at the cracks in the stucco ceiling that've been there since '68 quake." Raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist, he spent his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. He is led to believe that his father's pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family's financial woes. But when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, he realizes there never was a memoir. All that's left is the bill for a drive-thru funeral. Fueled by this deceit and the general disrepair of his hometown, the narrator sets out to right another wrong: Dickens has literally been removed from the map to save California from further embarrassment. Enlisting the help of the town's most famous resident—the last surviving Little Rascal, Hominy Jenkins—he initiates the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court.

The Sellout

The Sellout
Author: Paul Beatty
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-03-24
ISBN 10: 1786070162
ISBN 13: 9781786070166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sellout Book Review:

A Book of the Decade, 2010-2020 (Independent) ‘Outrageous, hilarious and profound.’ Simon Schama, Financial Times ‘The longer you stare at Beatty’s pages, the smarter you’ll get.’ Guardian ‘The most badass first 100 pages of an American novel I’ve read.’ New York Times A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. Born in Dickens on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles, the narrator of The Sellout spent his childhood as the subject in his father's racially charged psychological studies. He is told that his father’s work will lead to a memoir that will solve their financial woes. But when his father is killed in a drive-by shooting, he discovers there never was a memoir. All that’s left is a bill for a drive-through funeral. What’s more, Dickens has literally been wiped off the map to save California from further embarrassment. Fuelled by despair, the narrator sets out to right this wrong with the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court. In his trademark absurdist style, which has the uncanny ability to make readers want to both laugh and cry, The Sellout is an outrageous and outrageously entertaining indictment of our time.

The Sellout

The Sellout
Author: Charles Gasparino
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2009-11-03
ISBN 10: 0061892483
ISBN 13: 9780061892486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sellout Book Review:

In the spirit of Barbarians at the Gate and Liar’s Poker comes The Sellout, the definitive book on the recent collapse of Wall Street, one of the most dramatic and anxiety-ridden era in national socioeconomic history. In this powerful business narrative, Charles Gasparino, the author of Blood on the Floor and King of the Club, captures how avarice, arrogance, and sheer stupidity eroded Wall Street’s dominance, made many of our country’s most fabled financial institutions vulnerable to significant new foreign control, and profoundly weakened the financial security of millions of poor and middle-class American families.

The Sellout

The Sellout
Author: Paul Beatty
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-02
ISBN 10: 9781786071460
ISBN 13: 1786071460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sellout Book Review:

Raised in the "agrarian ghetto" of Dickens, on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles, the narrator of The Sellout resigned himself to the fate of lower-middle-class Californians: "I'd die in the same bedroom I'd grown up in, looking up at the cracks in the stucco ceiling that've been there since the '68 quake." Raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist, he spent his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. He is led to believe that his father's pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family's financial woes. But when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, he realizes there never was a memoir. All that's left is the bill for a drive-thru funeral. Fuelled by this deceit and the general disrepair of his hometown, the narrator sets out to right another wrong: Dickens has literally been removed from the map to save California further embarrassment. Enlisting the help of the town's most famous resident--the last surviving Little Rascal, Hominy Jenkins, he initiates the most extreme action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in front of the Supreme Court.

The Sellout

The Sellout
Author: Paul Beatty
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sellout Book Review:

Dickens, an "agrarian ghetto," is the fictional Los Angeles hood at the center of Paul Beatty's scathingly satirical novel, The Sellout. It's a book that, as poet Kevin Young writes in his perceptive New York Times review, "isn't for the fainthearted." Beatty — the first American novelist to win the coveted Man Booker Award — is a comic genius at the top of his game and in The Sellout, he dares to question almost every received notion about American society. Buckle your seat belts.

Slumberland

Slumberland
Author: Paul Beatty
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-01-15
ISBN 10: 9781608196494
ISBN 13: 1608196496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slumberland Book Review:

The hip break-out novel from 2016 Man Booker Prize-winning author, Paul Beatty, about a disaffected Los Angeles DJ who travels to post-Wall Berlin in search of his transatlantic doppelganger. Hailed by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times as one of the best writers of his generation, Paul Beatty turns his creative eye to man's search for meaning and identity in an increasingly chaotic world. After creating the perfect beat, DJ Darky goes in search of Charles Stone, a little know avant-garde jazzman, to play over his sonic masterpiece. His quest brings him to a recently unified Berlin, where he stumbles through the city's dreamy streets ruminating about race, sex, love, Teutonic gods , the prevent defense, and Wynton Marsalis in search of his artistic-and spiritual-other. Ferocious, bombastic, and laugh-out-loud funny, Slumberland is vintage Paul Beatty and belongs on the shelf next to Jonathan Lethem, Colson Whitehead, and Junot Diaz.

Summary of The Sellout

Summary of The Sellout
Author: Whizbooks
Publsiher: Blurb
Total Pages: 78
Release: 2019-05-23
ISBN 10: 9781388329853
ISBN 13: 1388329859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of The Sellout Book Review:

Summary of The Sellout: A Novel by Paul Beatty: Trivia Books Published in 2015, The Sellout is a novel set in Los Angeles, where the protagonist Me, makes a living growing watermelons and marijuana. He tries to reinstate slavery and segregation in his majorly black neighborhood. This leads to a Supreme Court case, in which the protagonist is tried for his crime. He ultimately wins the case, making a mockery of the concept of justice for all. The Sellout proved to be very popular, especially after it was awarded the Man Booker Prize in 2016, the first time it was awarded to an American. The book also won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion & discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this copy for your enjoyment.

Hokum

Hokum
Author: Paul Beatty
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2008-12-10
ISBN 10: 9781596917163
ISBN 13: 1596917164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hokum Book Review:

Edited by the author of The Sellout, winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize, Hokum is a liberating, eccentric, savagely comic anthology of the funniest writing by black Americans. This book is less a comprehensive collection than it is a mix-tape narrative dubbed by a trusted friend-a sampler of underground classics, rare grooves, and timeless summer jams, poetry and prose juxtaposed with the blues, hip-hop, political speeches, and the world's funniest radio sermon. The subtle musings of Toni Cade Bambara, Henry Dumas, and Harryette Mullen are bracketed by the profane and often loud ruminations of Langston Hughes, Darius James, Wanda Coleman, Tish Benson, Steve Cannon, and Hattie Gossett. Some of the funniest writers don't write, so included are selections from well-known yet unpublished wits Lightnin' Hopkins, Mike Tyson, and the Reverend Al Sharpton. Selections also come from public figures and authors whose humor, although incisive and profound, is often overlooked: Malcolm X, Suzan-Lori Parks, Zora Neale Hurston, Sojourner Truth, and W.E.B. Dubois. Groundbreaking, fierce, and hilarious, this is a necessary anthology for any fan or student of American writing, with a huge range and a smart, political grasp of the uses of humor.

Sellout

Sellout
Author: David P. Schippers,Alan P. Henry
Publsiher: Regnery Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2000-08-01
ISBN 10: 9780895262431
ISBN 13: 0895262436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sellout Book Review:

A key figure in the Clinton Impeachment proceedings uncovers the lies, corruption, and dirty deals underpinning the trial, arguing that both parties conspired to rig the outcome.

The White Boy Shuffle

The White Boy Shuffle
Author: Paul Beatty
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2001-05-04
ISBN 10: 9780312280192
ISBN 13: 031228019X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White Boy Shuffle Book Review:

Gunnar Kaufman, an awkward black surfer bum, is moved from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles, where he begins to undergo a transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar, eventually becoming the reluctant messiah of a "divided, down-trodden people." Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

The Sellout

The Sellout
Author: Jud Kinberg,Murray F. Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 262
Release: 1975
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:637501626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ethical Sellout

The Ethical Sellout
Author: Lily Zheng,Inge Hansen
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN 10: 152308586X
ISBN 13: 9781523085866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethical Sellout Book Review:

We all fear selling out. Yet we all face situations that test our ideals and values with no clear right answer. In a world where compromise is an essential aspect of life, authors Lily Zheng and Inge Hansen make the bold claim that everyone sells out—and that the real challenge lies in doing so ethically. Zheng and Hansen share stories from a diversity of people who have found their own answers to this dilemma and offer new ways to think about marginalization, privilege, and self-interest. From these stories, they pull out teachable skills for taking the step from selling out to selling out ethically. The Ethical Sellout is for all those committed to maintaining their integrity in a messy world.

Tuff

Tuff
Author: Paul Beatty
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-11-07
ISBN 10: 0307828999
ISBN 13: 9780307828996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tuff Book Review:

From the author of the 2016 Man Booker Prize winner The Sellout comes a novel as fast-paced and hard-edged as the Harlem streets it portrays. Age nineteen and weighing in at 320 pounds, Winston “Tuffy” Foshay, is an East Harlem denizen who breaks jaws and shoots dogs and dreams of millions from his idea Cap’n Crunch: The Movie, starring Danny DeVito. His best friend is a disabled Muslim who wants to rob banks, his guiding light is an ex-hippie Asian woman who worked for Malcolm X, and his wife, Yolanda, he married from jail over the phone. He’s funny and fierce, frustrated and feared. And when Tuff decides to run for City Council, this dazzling novel goes from profoundly funny to acerbically sublime. Populated with an incisively hilarious supporting case and filled with meaning and irreverent, Tuff is satire at its hard-edged best.

Sellout

Sellout
Author: Ebony Joy Wilkins
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-08-01
ISBN 10: 9780545283212
ISBN 13: 0545283213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sellout Book Review:

It is a summer that will change everything . . . . NaTasha has a wonderful life in affluent Park Adams. She fits in, she has friends, and she's a member of the all-white ballet troupe. Being nearly the only African American in her school doesn't bother NaTasha. But it bothers Tilly, NaTasha's spitfire grandmother from Harlem, who decides NaTasha needs to get back to her roots or her granddaughter is in danger of losing herself completely. Tilly whisks NaTasha away to a world where all of a sudden nothing in NaTasha's life makes any sense: Harlem and Comfort Zone in the Bronx, a crisis center where (cont'd)

The Sellout

The Sellout
Author: Aaron Solomon
Publsiher: Osmora Incorporated
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2015-05-21
ISBN 10: 2765913595
ISBN 13: 9782765913597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sellout Book Review:

Kiri Richardson has been easy like Sunday morning since disposing of her notorious crime boss friend turned enemy, Tamera Copeland nearly one and a half years ago and removing the biggest threat from what is now the Norfolk and Atlantic Railway who attempted to destroy it from the inside out, first starting with the number one figure in her life the perpetrator could get to the easiest, her own lover, Aaron Solomon. But soon would come a foe of such cunning and fineness that Kiri had absolutely no idea that the most biggest danger to her and her family and compatriots is a little too close for comfort to her than she originally thought.

The Sellout Nation

The Sellout Nation
Author: Vikram Bhatti
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2018-05-19
ISBN 10: 1642491632
ISBN 13: 9781642491630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sellout Nation Book Review:

A humorous account of the Republic of Bharatpur, which is infamous for its poverty and potholes, and is home to a billion Locals. However, unknown to the Locals, the Republic is about to have a million dollar makeover, all thanks to newly signed ‘Open Your Door Policy’ and the generosity of two international visitors, Mr. George W. Push and Miss Pamela Lewinsky, the President and the First Lady Secretary of the global superpower USK. Their mission is to turn citizens into consumers and transform rural Bharatpur into India Nagar - a modern-day metropolis, full of international brands and products. But, are their promises for real or is it another profit-generating scheme aimed to benefit the west? Will the Locals recall the Swadeshi movement and resist this international takeover, or, just a few decades after attaining Independence, will the Republic sell itself out to Gol-bol-lie-sation?

Sellout

Sellout
Author: Randall Kennedy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0307388425
ISBN 13: 9780307388421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sellout Book Review:

Addresses the meaning and issue of "selling out," analyzing the ways in which the term is used by both blacks and whites, as well as its influence on both individuals and society as a whole.

Sellout

Sellout
Author: Victoria Bruce
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 163286259X
ISBN 13: 9781632862594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sellout Book Review:

The story of one citizen's fight to preserve a US stake in the future of clean energy and the elements essential to high tech industries and national defense. American technological prowess used to be unrivaled. But because of globalization, and with the blessing of the U.S. government, once proprietary materials, components and technologies are increasingly commercialized outside the U.S. Nowhere is this more dangerous than in China's monopoly of rare earth elements-materials that are essential for nearly all modern consumer goods, gadgets and weapons systems. Jim Kennedy is a retired securities portfolio manager who bought a bankrupt mining operation. The mine was rich in rare earth elements, but he soon discovered that China owned the entire global supply and manufacturing chain. Worse, no one in the federal government cared. Dismayed by this discovery, Jim made a plan to restore America's rare earth industry. His plan also allowed technology companies to manufacture rare earth dependent technologies in the United States again and develop safe, clean nuclear energy. For years, Jim lobbied Congress, the Pentagon, the White House Office of Science and Technology, and traveled the globe to gain support. Exhausted, down hundreds of thousands of dollars, and with his wife at her wits' end, at the start of 2017, Jim sat on the edge of victory, held his breath and bet it all that his government would finally do the right thing. Like Beth Macy's Factory Man, this is the story of one man's efforts to stem the dehumanizing tide of globalization and Washington's reckless inaction. Jim's is a fight we need to join.

The World Doesn t Require You Stories

The World Doesn t Require You  Stories
Author: Rion Amilcar Scott
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN 10: 1631495399
ISBN 13: 9781631495397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Doesn t Require You Stories Book Review:

One of Esquire's Most Anticipated Books of 2019 As seen in the Summer Reading Previews of Esquire • NYLON • BuzzFeed • BookRiot • Southern Living The World Doesn’t Require You announces the arrival of a generational talent, as Rion Amilcar Scott shatters rigid genre lines to explore larger themes of religion, violence, and love—all told with sly humor and a dash of magical realism. Established by the leaders of the country’s only successful slave revolt in the mid-nineteenth century, Cross River still evokes the fierce rhythms of its founding. In lyrical prose and singular dialect, a saga beats forward that echoes the fables carried down for generations—like the screecher birds who swoop down for their periodic sacrifice, and the water women who lure men to wet deaths. Among its residents—wildly spanning decades, perspectives, and species—are David Sherman, a struggling musician who just happens to be God’s last son; Tyrone, a ruthless PhD candidate, whose dissertation about a childhood game ignites mayhem in the neighboring, once-segregated town of Port Yooga; and Jim, an all-too-obedient robot who serves his Master. As the book builds to its finish with Special Topics in Loneliness Studies, a fully-realized novella, two unhinged professors grapple with hugely different ambitions, and the reader comes to appreciate the intricacy of the world Scott has created—one where fantasy and reality are eternally at war. Contemporary and essential, The World Doesn’t Require You is a “leap into a blazing new level of brilliance” (Lauren Groff) that affirms Rion Amilcar Scott as a writer whose storytelling gifts the world very much requires.

Sellout

Sellout
Author: Ron Miller
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781935986164
ISBN 13: 1935986163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sellout Book Review:

Black conservative writer and commentator Ron Miller delivers a candid and compelling personal account on race in America in Sellout: Musings from Uncle Tom's Porch.