After spending the last few years offering words of tough love to Black America, Bill Cosby is getting back to tickling the funny bone… in print. Hachette Book Group announced the publication of legendary comedian Bill Cosby’s new book, I Didn’t Ask to Be Born, But I’m Glad I Was. In this book of humorous, insightful observations, Cosby talks about the Bible, being a grandfather, and his first love.
The book comes four years after the release of his controversial tome Come On People: On the Path From Victims to Victors, where the funny man teamed with psychiatrist Alvin F. Poussaint for a hard and brutally honest look at the ills of Black America. The harsh critique and advice Cosby offered in the book, particularly to low-income Black folks, were an extension of his contentious words from the infamous “pound cake” speech in 2004.
With I Didn’t Ask to Be Born, Cosby returns to his comedic roots of looking at the nuances of life through the lens of humor.
The book is scheduled for a November 2011 release.
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