- Written by Trevor Noah
Following an unlikely path from his early childhood growing up in South African Apartheid to host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, Trevor Noah's life started with a criminal act, his birth. He was born from a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, a mixed race union at the time in South Africa was a crime punishable by a five year sentence. To avoid the government taking him away from her, Trevor's mother kept him indoors for most of his early year until the end of South Africa's white rule.
The stories in this book are at times hilarious, at others times dramatic yet always deeply affecting. Armed with only his keen wit and a mother's unconventional and unconditional love, he successfully manages to make it through a damaged world during dangerous time.