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How To Make White People Laugh in Austin @Book People

June 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

I wrote a book! HOW TO MAKE WHITE PEOPLE LAUGH is (hopefully) funny and ridiculous and about race and ethnicity and bunyons and I want to share it with you. Come out to Book People for a night of jokes from your favorite Iranian-American Muslim female social justice comedian! (Okay, maybe not favorite but I must be in the top 5, no?) (Are there 5 of us?)

Here’s what some peeps had to say about the book:

“This book is more than funny—it’s on David Sedaris–level first-class perfect fucking hilarious funny. I laughed so hard, I made a spectacle of myself.” —JULIA SWEENEY, comedian, writer, former SNL cast member

“A hilarious and personal take on the complexities of being non-white in America today. This book makes racial politics a bit easier to swallow.” —REZA ASLAN, bestselling author of No god but God and Zealot

“Apparently, Negin did not spend her childhood in the Irish countryside. She was never a beat jazz innovator, and her marriage to Douglas Fairbanks was unconsummated. This long overdue book not only ‘sets the record straight’ but also improves the whole structure of society. I thank Ms. Farsad for that. You should do the same.” —JANEANE GAROFALO, comedian

“Negin Farsad whips out some smart racial politics . . . with a side of fart jokes and the result is a hilarious and pungent book.”
—AASIF MANDVI, Daily Show correspondent, actor, and author of No Man’s Land

Hope to see you there – I’ll be doling out hugs, quite liberally. You’ve been warned.


June 21, 2016
7:00 pm

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