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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid “Noah’s childhood stories are told with all the hilarity and intellect

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Author Trevor Noah

Pages 304

Publisher Random House Publishing Group

Published Date 2016-11-15

ISBN 0399588183 9780399588181


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CupcakeTron shared a tip "Great book. The audible version was awesome. Well produced and narrated by Trevor himself."

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sher_free shared a tip "⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2"

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kathleen_caste shared a tip "I knew Trevor Noah from the Daily Show but I didn't know much about his life in South Africa."

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peggy_kruger shared a tip "Excellent"

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michelle_d_9016 shared a tip "Powerful book. A must read!"

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nalini_ramgobind shared a tip "You literally hear Trevor Noah's voice reading this book to you as you read it."

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cheli_j shared a tip "A must read and even more: a must listen. The audio book is the best!"

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cindy_meeks shared a tip "Funny!"

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jw81496 shared a tip "A wonderful, inspiring story of resilience and perseverance ❤️."

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through-glass shared a tip "Exciting, funny, frightening, and enlightening from start to finish."

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through-glass shared a tip "Exciting, funny, frightening, and enlightening from start to finish. ✨"

ella_tate shared a tip "This was such a good book! So hilarious and heartwarming at the same time! Took me about a week to read, I couldn't put it down!"

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auri_love26 shared a tip "Hilarious"

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kentongewecke shared a tip "Listen to the audiobook! So gooood"

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jongho_byun shared a tip "Fun reading with a some thought-provoking stories"

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jodilu shared a tip "You really need to have this in audiobook form. Trevor reads it himself and his accents are really a main part of the story"

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alexis_neff_9473 shared a tip "love!!!"

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griffin_burrough shared a tip "Not only illuminating but his sense of voice is just so good. Its funny, it's sad, its amazing, and a must read."

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amitabh_gulati shared a tip "It was funny and connected with me."

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diana_mjekiqi shared a tip "One of the best books I’ve ever read:) I highly recommend reading it."

kathleen_mccormick shared a tip "I loved the audio book. It is an incredible story of Trevor Noah’s beginning. And I think it is best heard—read by Trevor."

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alanna_horowitz shared a tip "Highly recommend listening as an audio book! It really brings the story to life."

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sukanya_bhattacharya shared a tip "Must read"

muskaan_7540 shared a tip "it’s lowkey funny"

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summer_steffen_land shared a tip "His mom was a strong woman that shaped him a lot"

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lindsey_almeida shared a tip "Read by the author"

compassion_riley shared a tip "Funny and insightful"

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alainamnt23 shared a tip "From Mr. Phethean"

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alainamnt23 shared a tip "Also Cameron Hood liked this book and has talked about it"

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kirsten_deroche-whi shared a tip "Fascinating look at Trevor Noah’s past during South Africa during apartheid."

kyene_pratt-pena shared a tip "mind blowing, funny, sad, funny great read"

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michael_ellis shared a tip "Yes yes yes my favorite book ever!! Trevor is such a great narator and has lived a amazing life."

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sara_malina shared a tip "Highly recommend the audiobook"

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javaughn_stewart shared a tip "Excellent! The stories are great!"

emily_rimas shared a tip "Amazing read. Funny, informative, inspiring."

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abigail_gass_4213 shared a tip "An eye-opening collection of stories directly related to Apartheid from a familiar face."

jennifer_heft shared a tip "Such a great read! So interesting and enthralling!"

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jodie_leblanc-landry_6745 shared a tip "Recently, I really enjoyed Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewel"

barbara_gallagher_9872 shared a tip "Very eye opening about his life and the history of apartheid."

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stacey_green shared a tip "Are u talking to me."

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martina_de_lao shared a tip "I wish I could read it for the first time all over again"

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victoria_zac shared a tip "Yeah Trevor Noah is hilarious"

yasmina_allen shared a tip "My favorite author would be Angie Thomas or nic stone"

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adreann_paul shared a tip "Loved"

sherri_rotter shared a tip "Fascinating story about Trevor and his family and their experiences with poverty, danger, violence, racism, luck and success."

claudine_debeaumont shared a tip "So funny, so witty, so perfect"

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sarah_brumberg shared a tip "Trevor Noah is my new favorite person of 2021. #trevornoah #bornacrime #letshangout"

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dana_petrie shared a tip "He tells his story well. Very interesting story, well told."

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sheridan_conde shared a tip "Malcolm Gladwell books. Being loving the way he makes you think"

marcus_brown_9085 shared a tip "I would highly recommend this insightful look at the life of Trevor Noah."

andrea_aklo shared a tip "Funny and emotional, will have you spending sleepless nights to just read."

deborah_lyles_ shared a tip "Best biography I've ever read!!"

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duaa_ahmad shared a tip "Such a good read! it's hilarious and incredibly engaging"

alan_nixon shared a tip "Great book. Incredible life already."

lisa_6745 shared a tip "Little fires everywhere"

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anissa_colin shared a tip "There are two versions of this book, one for adults and one for kids, its an amazing read!"

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robyn_nosari shared a tip "Poignant and humorous"

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carol_breen shared a tip "And incredible story of upbringing told with humor and wit"

pat_oconnor shared a tip "Funny book!"

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jacki_walker shared a tip "My absolute favorite audiobook ever."

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kiwi_leong shared a tip "Great enlightening story that gave me a new perspective on life."

victoria_rivera_ben shared a tip "One of the best book I’ve ever read!"

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kimberly_woods_1896 shared a tip "Highly recommend, especially as an audiobook!"

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cathy_mcnair shared a tip "One of the best bios I've ever read."

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cami_sanders shared a tip "Entertaining and eye-opening."

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kevin_marin_4935 shared a tip "Funny AF"

daniel_farina shared a tip "Funny... honest. Loved his stories."

janet_fitzgerald_7249 shared a tip "This is an amazing true story. It is miraculous that we were gifted with such a funny and decent soul."

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jeff_piercey shared a tip "Amazingly real"

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anna_bui shared a tip "Wonderful book 📚"

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carla_rimando shared a tip "I can't remember them all to be honest, I read it a while ago. But I do remember I had some laughs out loud!! You?"

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heather_leary shared a tip "I’m getting ready to start The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. :)"

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maryam_suleyman shared a tip "Haha I loved it all, he is a fabulous person."

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dr._julia_viscomi shared a tip "I just finished reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. It was great!!!"

jessica_winslow shared a tip "Great to listen to on a road trip. So funny. He’s such a great guy"

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sarah_newman_7454 shared a tip "So amazingly well-written. Trevor Noah speaks candidly about his life in ways that make you think (but without being preachy)."

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cory_gonzalez shared a tip "Loved how he doesn't paint himself as a golden child and discusses his struggles. Beautiful and funny story."

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christine_stevens_3847 shared a tip "The audio book is amazing too!"

claire_hazlett shared a tip "Fascinating read! Amazing all the obstacles he overcame. He’s a great storyteller and it was hard to put down."

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jason_cadden shared a tip "Stuck on pro wrestler bios at the moment."

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mariam_sambe shared a tip "I’m actually looking…"

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vanita_lockley shared a tip "Love the truth and honesty that is shared #documentary"

marian_raum shared a tip "Anecdotes were told on an interesting way. His life has been a mixture of ups and downs."

deborah_harbaugh shared a tip "Very readable. He has had an incredible life."

marina_2312 shared a tip "Love this book"

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ellie_turner_887 shared a tip "Definitely worth it."

gabriela_garcia_431 shared a tip "Finished it in 3 days"

lynnette_klassen shared a tip "Especially good as an audiobook!"

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marie_drama_llama shared a tip "Entertainingly funny book that teaches you a little about south african history and culture."

drea_joseph shared a tip "Entertaining and educational! So many laughs, I recommend the audiobook!"

laura_2309 shared a tip "Sure, have fun!"

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