Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man?s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Trevor Noah?s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa m The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man?s coming-of-age, set d...

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Title:Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
Author:Trevor Noah
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Born a Crime
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Reviews

  • Jessica
    Jan 04, 2017

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

    This is great! I wasn?t sure that I wanted to read it. A celebrity memoir by a mixed-race guy who was born in South Africa under apartheid didn?t sound like it would be a smart, funny, and charming pleasure to read, but it is. Not that he minimizes the circumstances, but there ...

    An amazing story of a young man and his mother who went around the block a few times and beat the odds. Despite a few inaccuracies in his tale, it remains a well-told story that kept me reading and reading until the very end. Trevor Noah has that intelligent kindness like an astral...

    I?m joining the club of other Rioters who have read and loved this one. Something you should know about me: memoirs are NOT my jam. I can count on one hand the memoirs I?ve read and enjoyed, so I was honestly shocked by how much I loved reading Born a Crime. Noah can tell a story l...

    Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is such an interesting look into the life of a talented young man. I am a big fan of Trevor and watched his special on Netflix where he speaks of his life growing up but this goes into so much detail, it is stunning all...

    Once again, I decided to read something from the non-fiction/biography genres. Partly because I adore Trevor Noah as a person. Partly because I love Trevor Noah's voice & appreciate when authors tell their own stories, both fictional and non-fictional. & Partly because I want t...

    Born a Crime Funny guy- The very charming Trevor Noah ********************************************* "People love to say, ?Give a man a fish, and he?ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he?ll eat for a lifetime.? What they don?t say is, ?And it would be nice...

    ?Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people.? Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah's BORN A CRIME is hilarious, heartbreaking and always told through a sympathetic lense. Noah moves from comedy to tragedy seamless...

    Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is a 2016 Spiegel & Grau publication. I?ve been a fan of Trevor Noah since he started hosting ?The Daily Show?, but after reading this book, I?m an even bigger fan. I admit I know virtually nothin...

    I was lucky to see Trevor Noah speak about this book recently, and the way he talked about his story, and his life growing up in South Africa made me all the more eager to read it! The book is a cohesive collection of stories from his childhood and early adulthood, and though I am not ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I consider myself an unofficial expert on celebrity memoirs. I haven't read all of them (although I would like to - even the stupid ones, because I am incredibly nosy and devour celebrity gossip the way other people devour...

    Overall, Born a Crime is a fascinating story, but the loose editing and too casual a writing style meant it lacked narrative cohesion for me, so it's a solid 3 star review. Trevor Noah's childhood memoir definitely showcases his fresh, witty perspective and provide a lot of history...

    I really liked this book about Trevor Noah's childhood in South Africa. I listened to this on audio, narrated by the comedian himself, and I appreciated his frank storytelling. I enjoyed his memories of his mother and grandmother, and the details of the various scrapes he got into as a...

    The only thing I knew about Trevor Noah prior to this audiobook was his status as host of The Daily Show, a show that I don't watch. Also, celebrity autobiographies: not really my thing (barring the odd exception). But that title demands curiosity: how can someone be born a cr...

    Trevor Noah is a South African comedian who currently hosts The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Born a Crime is about growing up in South Africa: living under apartheid when his existence was evidence of a crime, life after apartheid, the deep bond between a mother and son, the unique ch...

    'Born a Crime' is a fast-paced narrative of Trevor Noah's life. I knew nothing about Trevor's background except that he is an American celebrity. I liked his talk shows, like million others. His story comes as a huge shock. Looking at him today, I find it hard to believe that he wen...

    A three-part collection of eighteen personal essays, Born a Crime recollects stories about Trevor Noah's coming-of-age in South Africa under apartheid, as the biracial son of a single Xhosa woman. The memoir-in-essays centers on Noah's relationship with his mother, but it spans a vast ...

    Within the first twenty pages of this book, I regretted just two days earlier writing the sentence ?Trevor Noah, while smart and funny, doesn't feel like a must-watch? while lamenting how much I miss Jon Stewart. This is perhaps the most remarkable celebrity memoir I?ve ever r...

  • Diane
    Nov 19, 2016

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

    This is great! I wasn?t sure that I wanted to read it. A celebrity memoir by a mixed-race guy who was born in South Africa under apartheid didn?t sound like it would be a smart, funny, and charming pleasure to read, but it is. Not that he minimizes the circumstances, but there ...

    An amazing story of a young man and his mother who went around the block a few times and beat the odds. Despite a few inaccuracies in his tale, it remains a well-told story that kept me reading and reading until the very end. Trevor Noah has that intelligent kindness like an astral...

    I?m joining the club of other Rioters who have read and loved this one. Something you should know about me: memoirs are NOT my jam. I can count on one hand the memoirs I?ve read and enjoyed, so I was honestly shocked by how much I loved reading Born a Crime. Noah can tell a story l...

    Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is such an interesting look into the life of a talented young man. I am a big fan of Trevor and watched his special on Netflix where he speaks of his life growing up but this goes into so much detail, it is stunning all...

    Once again, I decided to read something from the non-fiction/biography genres. Partly because I adore Trevor Noah as a person. Partly because I love Trevor Noah's voice & appreciate when authors tell their own stories, both fictional and non-fictional. & Partly because I want t...

    Born a Crime Funny guy- The very charming Trevor Noah ********************************************* "People love to say, ?Give a man a fish, and he?ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he?ll eat for a lifetime.? What they don?t say is, ?And it would be nice...

    ?Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people.? Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah's BORN A CRIME is hilarious, heartbreaking and always told through a sympathetic lense. Noah moves from comedy to tragedy seamless...

    Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is a 2016 Spiegel & Grau publication. I?ve been a fan of Trevor Noah since he started hosting ?The Daily Show?, but after reading this book, I?m an even bigger fan. I admit I know virtually nothin...

    I was lucky to see Trevor Noah speak about this book recently, and the way he talked about his story, and his life growing up in South Africa made me all the more eager to read it! The book is a cohesive collection of stories from his childhood and early adulthood, and though I am not ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I consider myself an unofficial expert on celebrity memoirs. I haven't read all of them (although I would like to - even the stupid ones, because I am incredibly nosy and devour celebrity gossip the way other people devour...

    Overall, Born a Crime is a fascinating story, but the loose editing and too casual a writing style meant it lacked narrative cohesion for me, so it's a solid 3 star review. Trevor Noah's childhood memoir definitely showcases his fresh, witty perspective and provide a lot of history...

    I really liked this book about Trevor Noah's childhood in South Africa. I listened to this on audio, narrated by the comedian himself, and I appreciated his frank storytelling. I enjoyed his memories of his mother and grandmother, and the details of the various scrapes he got into as a...

  • Elyse Walters
    Dec 02, 2016

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

  • Chrissie
    May 22, 2017

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

    This is great! I wasn?t sure that I wanted to read it. A celebrity memoir by a mixed-race guy who was born in South Africa under apartheid didn?t sound like it would be a smart, funny, and charming pleasure to read, but it is. Not that he minimizes the circumstances, but there ...

    An amazing story of a young man and his mother who went around the block a few times and beat the odds. Despite a few inaccuracies in his tale, it remains a well-told story that kept me reading and reading until the very end. Trevor Noah has that intelligent kindness like an astral...

    I?m joining the club of other Rioters who have read and loved this one. Something you should know about me: memoirs are NOT my jam. I can count on one hand the memoirs I?ve read and enjoyed, so I was honestly shocked by how much I loved reading Born a Crime. Noah can tell a story l...

    Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is such an interesting look into the life of a talented young man. I am a big fan of Trevor and watched his special on Netflix where he speaks of his life growing up but this goes into so much detail, it is stunning all...

    Once again, I decided to read something from the non-fiction/biography genres. Partly because I adore Trevor Noah as a person. Partly because I love Trevor Noah's voice & appreciate when authors tell their own stories, both fictional and non-fictional. & Partly because I want t...

    Born a Crime Funny guy- The very charming Trevor Noah ********************************************* "People love to say, ?Give a man a fish, and he?ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he?ll eat for a lifetime.? What they don?t say is, ?And it would be nice...

    ?Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people.? Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah's BORN A CRIME is hilarious, heartbreaking and always told through a sympathetic lense. Noah moves from comedy to tragedy seamless...

    Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is a 2016 Spiegel & Grau publication. I?ve been a fan of Trevor Noah since he started hosting ?The Daily Show?, but after reading this book, I?m an even bigger fan. I admit I know virtually nothin...

    I was lucky to see Trevor Noah speak about this book recently, and the way he talked about his story, and his life growing up in South Africa made me all the more eager to read it! The book is a cohesive collection of stories from his childhood and early adulthood, and though I am not ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I consider myself an unofficial expert on celebrity memoirs. I haven't read all of them (although I would like to - even the stupid ones, because I am incredibly nosy and devour celebrity gossip the way other people devour...

    Overall, Born a Crime is a fascinating story, but the loose editing and too casual a writing style meant it lacked narrative cohesion for me, so it's a solid 3 star review. Trevor Noah's childhood memoir definitely showcases his fresh, witty perspective and provide a lot of history...

    I really liked this book about Trevor Noah's childhood in South Africa. I listened to this on audio, narrated by the comedian himself, and I appreciated his frank storytelling. I enjoyed his memories of his mother and grandmother, and the details of the various scrapes he got into as a...

    The only thing I knew about Trevor Noah prior to this audiobook was his status as host of The Daily Show, a show that I don't watch. Also, celebrity autobiographies: not really my thing (barring the odd exception). But that title demands curiosity: how can someone be born a cr...

    Trevor Noah is a South African comedian who currently hosts The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Born a Crime is about growing up in South Africa: living under apartheid when his existence was evidence of a crime, life after apartheid, the deep bond between a mother and son, the unique ch...

    'Born a Crime' is a fast-paced narrative of Trevor Noah's life. I knew nothing about Trevor's background except that he is an American celebrity. I liked his talk shows, like million others. His story comes as a huge shock. Looking at him today, I find it hard to believe that he wen...

    A three-part collection of eighteen personal essays, Born a Crime recollects stories about Trevor Noah's coming-of-age in South Africa under apartheid, as the biracial son of a single Xhosa woman. The memoir-in-essays centers on Noah's relationship with his mother, but it spans a vast ...

    Within the first twenty pages of this book, I regretted just two days earlier writing the sentence ?Trevor Noah, while smart and funny, doesn't feel like a must-watch? while lamenting how much I miss Jon Stewart. This is perhaps the most remarkable celebrity memoir I?ve ever r...

    ETA: The more I think about this book after having finished it, the more annoyed I become. I have changed my rating to one star. I did not like this book. What tipped the balance for me is the "Go Hitler" chant. The author's explanation was not adequate and I found the whole episode in...

  • Petra Eggs
    Nov 30, 2016

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

  • Taryn
    Nov 02, 2016

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

    This is great! I wasn?t sure that I wanted to read it. A celebrity memoir by a mixed-race guy who was born in South Africa under apartheid didn?t sound like it would be a smart, funny, and charming pleasure to read, but it is. Not that he minimizes the circumstances, but there ...

    An amazing story of a young man and his mother who went around the block a few times and beat the odds. Despite a few inaccuracies in his tale, it remains a well-told story that kept me reading and reading until the very end. Trevor Noah has that intelligent kindness like an astral...

    I?m joining the club of other Rioters who have read and loved this one. Something you should know about me: memoirs are NOT my jam. I can count on one hand the memoirs I?ve read and enjoyed, so I was honestly shocked by how much I loved reading Born a Crime. Noah can tell a story l...

    Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is such an interesting look into the life of a talented young man. I am a big fan of Trevor and watched his special on Netflix where he speaks of his life growing up but this goes into so much detail, it is stunning all...

    Once again, I decided to read something from the non-fiction/biography genres. Partly because I adore Trevor Noah as a person. Partly because I love Trevor Noah's voice & appreciate when authors tell their own stories, both fictional and non-fictional. & Partly because I want t...

    Born a Crime Funny guy- The very charming Trevor Noah ********************************************* "People love to say, ?Give a man a fish, and he?ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he?ll eat for a lifetime.? What they don?t say is, ?And it would be nice...

    ?Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people.? Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah's BORN A CRIME is hilarious, heartbreaking and always told through a sympathetic lense. Noah moves from comedy to tragedy seamless...

    Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is a 2016 Spiegel & Grau publication. I?ve been a fan of Trevor Noah since he started hosting ?The Daily Show?, but after reading this book, I?m an even bigger fan. I admit I know virtually nothin...

    I was lucky to see Trevor Noah speak about this book recently, and the way he talked about his story, and his life growing up in South Africa made me all the more eager to read it! The book is a cohesive collection of stories from his childhood and early adulthood, and though I am not ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I consider myself an unofficial expert on celebrity memoirs. I haven't read all of them (although I would like to - even the stupid ones, because I am incredibly nosy and devour celebrity gossip the way other people devour...

    Overall, Born a Crime is a fascinating story, but the loose editing and too casual a writing style meant it lacked narrative cohesion for me, so it's a solid 3 star review. Trevor Noah's childhood memoir definitely showcases his fresh, witty perspective and provide a lot of history...

    I really liked this book about Trevor Noah's childhood in South Africa. I listened to this on audio, narrated by the comedian himself, and I appreciated his frank storytelling. I enjoyed his memories of his mother and grandmother, and the details of the various scrapes he got into as a...

    The only thing I knew about Trevor Noah prior to this audiobook was his status as host of The Daily Show, a show that I don't watch. Also, celebrity autobiographies: not really my thing (barring the odd exception). But that title demands curiosity: how can someone be born a cr...

    Trevor Noah is a South African comedian who currently hosts The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Born a Crime is about growing up in South Africa: living under apartheid when his existence was evidence of a crime, life after apartheid, the deep bond between a mother and son, the unique ch...

  • Maxwell
    Jan 20, 2017

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    Dec 09, 2016

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

    This is great! I wasn?t sure that I wanted to read it. A celebrity memoir by a mixed-race guy who was born in South Africa under apartheid didn?t sound like it would be a smart, funny, and charming pleasure to read, but it is. Not that he minimizes the circumstances, but there ...

    An amazing story of a young man and his mother who went around the block a few times and beat the odds. Despite a few inaccuracies in his tale, it remains a well-told story that kept me reading and reading until the very end. Trevor Noah has that intelligent kindness like an astral...

    I?m joining the club of other Rioters who have read and loved this one. Something you should know about me: memoirs are NOT my jam. I can count on one hand the memoirs I?ve read and enjoyed, so I was honestly shocked by how much I loved reading Born a Crime. Noah can tell a story l...

    Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is such an interesting look into the life of a talented young man. I am a big fan of Trevor and watched his special on Netflix where he speaks of his life growing up but this goes into so much detail, it is stunning all...

    Once again, I decided to read something from the non-fiction/biography genres. Partly because I adore Trevor Noah as a person. Partly because I love Trevor Noah's voice & appreciate when authors tell their own stories, both fictional and non-fictional. & Partly because I want t...

  • Kenny
    Oct 30, 2018

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

    This is great! I wasn?t sure that I wanted to read it. A celebrity memoir by a mixed-race guy who was born in South Africa under apartheid didn?t sound like it would be a smart, funny, and charming pleasure to read, but it is. Not that he minimizes the circumstances, but there ...

    An amazing story of a young man and his mother who went around the block a few times and beat the odds. Despite a few inaccuracies in his tale, it remains a well-told story that kept me reading and reading until the very end. Trevor Noah has that intelligent kindness like an astral...

    I?m joining the club of other Rioters who have read and loved this one. Something you should know about me: memoirs are NOT my jam. I can count on one hand the memoirs I?ve read and enjoyed, so I was honestly shocked by how much I loved reading Born a Crime. Noah can tell a story l...

    Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is such an interesting look into the life of a talented young man. I am a big fan of Trevor and watched his special on Netflix where he speaks of his life growing up but this goes into so much detail, it is stunning all...

    Once again, I decided to read something from the non-fiction/biography genres. Partly because I adore Trevor Noah as a person. Partly because I love Trevor Noah's voice & appreciate when authors tell their own stories, both fictional and non-fictional. & Partly because I want t...

    Born a Crime Funny guy- The very charming Trevor Noah ********************************************* "People love to say, ?Give a man a fish, and he?ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he?ll eat for a lifetime.? What they don?t say is, ?And it would be nice...

    ?Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people.? Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah's BORN A CRIME is hilarious, heartbreaking and always told through a sympathetic lense. Noah moves from comedy to tragedy seamless...

  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Dec 03, 2016

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

    This is great! I wasn?t sure that I wanted to read it. A celebrity memoir by a mixed-race guy who was born in South Africa under apartheid didn?t sound like it would be a smart, funny, and charming pleasure to read, but it is. Not that he minimizes the circumstances, but there ...

    An amazing story of a young man and his mother who went around the block a few times and beat the odds. Despite a few inaccuracies in his tale, it remains a well-told story that kept me reading and reading until the very end. Trevor Noah has that intelligent kindness like an astral...

    I?m joining the club of other Rioters who have read and loved this one. Something you should know about me: memoirs are NOT my jam. I can count on one hand the memoirs I?ve read and enjoyed, so I was honestly shocked by how much I loved reading Born a Crime. Noah can tell a story l...

    Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is such an interesting look into the life of a talented young man. I am a big fan of Trevor and watched his special on Netflix where he speaks of his life growing up but this goes into so much detail, it is stunning all...

    Once again, I decided to read something from the non-fiction/biography genres. Partly because I adore Trevor Noah as a person. Partly because I love Trevor Noah's voice & appreciate when authors tell their own stories, both fictional and non-fictional. & Partly because I want t...

    Born a Crime Funny guy- The very charming Trevor Noah ********************************************* "People love to say, ?Give a man a fish, and he?ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he?ll eat for a lifetime.? What they don?t say is, ?And it would be nice...

    ?Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people.? Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah's BORN A CRIME is hilarious, heartbreaking and always told through a sympathetic lense. Noah moves from comedy to tragedy seamless...

    Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is a 2016 Spiegel & Grau publication. I?ve been a fan of Trevor Noah since he started hosting ?The Daily Show?, but after reading this book, I?m an even bigger fan. I admit I know virtually nothin...

    I was lucky to see Trevor Noah speak about this book recently, and the way he talked about his story, and his life growing up in South Africa made me all the more eager to read it! The book is a cohesive collection of stories from his childhood and early adulthood, and though I am not ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I consider myself an unofficial expert on celebrity memoirs. I haven't read all of them (although I would like to - even the stupid ones, because I am incredibly nosy and devour celebrity gossip the way other people devour...

  • Iris P
    Dec 10, 2016

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

    This is great! I wasn?t sure that I wanted to read it. A celebrity memoir by a mixed-race guy who was born in South Africa under apartheid didn?t sound like it would be a smart, funny, and charming pleasure to read, but it is. Not that he minimizes the circumstances, but there ...

    An amazing story of a young man and his mother who went around the block a few times and beat the odds. Despite a few inaccuracies in his tale, it remains a well-told story that kept me reading and reading until the very end. Trevor Noah has that intelligent kindness like an astral...

    I?m joining the club of other Rioters who have read and loved this one. Something you should know about me: memoirs are NOT my jam. I can count on one hand the memoirs I?ve read and enjoyed, so I was honestly shocked by how much I loved reading Born a Crime. Noah can tell a story l...

    Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is such an interesting look into the life of a talented young man. I am a big fan of Trevor and watched his special on Netflix where he speaks of his life growing up but this goes into so much detail, it is stunning all...

    Once again, I decided to read something from the non-fiction/biography genres. Partly because I adore Trevor Noah as a person. Partly because I love Trevor Noah's voice & appreciate when authors tell their own stories, both fictional and non-fictional. & Partly because I want t...

    Born a Crime Funny guy- The very charming Trevor Noah ********************************************* "People love to say, ?Give a man a fish, and he?ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he?ll eat for a lifetime.? What they don?t say is, ?And it would be nice...

  • Didi
    Sep 27, 2017

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

    This is great! I wasn?t sure that I wanted to read it. A celebrity memoir by a mixed-race guy who was born in South Africa under apartheid didn?t sound like it would be a smart, funny, and charming pleasure to read, but it is. Not that he minimizes the circumstances, but there ...

    An amazing story of a young man and his mother who went around the block a few times and beat the odds. Despite a few inaccuracies in his tale, it remains a well-told story that kept me reading and reading until the very end. Trevor Noah has that intelligent kindness like an astral...

    I?m joining the club of other Rioters who have read and loved this one. Something you should know about me: memoirs are NOT my jam. I can count on one hand the memoirs I?ve read and enjoyed, so I was honestly shocked by how much I loved reading Born a Crime. Noah can tell a story l...

    Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is such an interesting look into the life of a talented young man. I am a big fan of Trevor and watched his special on Netflix where he speaks of his life growing up but this goes into so much detail, it is stunning all...

    Once again, I decided to read something from the non-fiction/biography genres. Partly because I adore Trevor Noah as a person. Partly because I love Trevor Noah's voice & appreciate when authors tell their own stories, both fictional and non-fictional. & Partly because I want t...

    Born a Crime Funny guy- The very charming Trevor Noah ********************************************* "People love to say, ?Give a man a fish, and he?ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he?ll eat for a lifetime.? What they don?t say is, ?And it would be nice...

    ?Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people.? Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah's BORN A CRIME is hilarious, heartbreaking and always told through a sympathetic lense. Noah moves from comedy to tragedy seamless...

    Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is a 2016 Spiegel & Grau publication. I?ve been a fan of Trevor Noah since he started hosting ?The Daily Show?, but after reading this book, I?m an even bigger fan. I admit I know virtually nothin...

    I was lucky to see Trevor Noah speak about this book recently, and the way he talked about his story, and his life growing up in South Africa made me all the more eager to read it! The book is a cohesive collection of stories from his childhood and early adulthood, and though I am not ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I consider myself an unofficial expert on celebrity memoirs. I haven't read all of them (although I would like to - even the stupid ones, because I am incredibly nosy and devour celebrity gossip the way other people devour...

    Overall, Born a Crime is a fascinating story, but the loose editing and too casual a writing style meant it lacked narrative cohesion for me, so it's a solid 3 star review. Trevor Noah's childhood memoir definitely showcases his fresh, witty perspective and provide a lot of history...

    I really liked this book about Trevor Noah's childhood in South Africa. I listened to this on audio, narrated by the comedian himself, and I appreciated his frank storytelling. I enjoyed his memories of his mother and grandmother, and the details of the various scrapes he got into as a...

    The only thing I knew about Trevor Noah prior to this audiobook was his status as host of The Daily Show, a show that I don't watch. Also, celebrity autobiographies: not really my thing (barring the odd exception). But that title demands curiosity: how can someone be born a cr...

    Trevor Noah is a South African comedian who currently hosts The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Born a Crime is about growing up in South Africa: living under apartheid when his existence was evidence of a crime, life after apartheid, the deep bond between a mother and son, the unique ch...

    'Born a Crime' is a fast-paced narrative of Trevor Noah's life. I knew nothing about Trevor's background except that he is an American celebrity. I liked his talk shows, like million others. His story comes as a huge shock. Looking at him today, I find it hard to believe that he wen...

    A three-part collection of eighteen personal essays, Born a Crime recollects stories about Trevor Noah's coming-of-age in South Africa under apartheid, as the biracial son of a single Xhosa woman. The memoir-in-essays centers on Noah's relationship with his mother, but it spans a vast ...

    Within the first twenty pages of this book, I regretted just two days earlier writing the sentence ?Trevor Noah, while smart and funny, doesn't feel like a must-watch? while lamenting how much I miss Jon Stewart. This is perhaps the most remarkable celebrity memoir I?ve ever r...

    ETA: The more I think about this book after having finished it, the more annoyed I become. I have changed my rating to one star. I did not like this book. What tipped the balance for me is the "Go Hitler" chant. The author's explanation was not adequate and I found the whole episode in...

    I never read a book twice, there's always too many new books waiting to be discovered. So the fact that I chose to listen to Born a Crime on audio after reading it in 2016 tells you just how much I enjoyed this memoir. Read by the author (a stand-up comedian and presenter of The Dai...

    OMG! This has got to be the BEST audiobook I've listened to all year. Trevor Noah reads his life story with passion, gusto, and unflinching accuracy. As a listener the best thing is to hear all the names and languages pronounced correctly, as well as hearing the way he imitates his fam...

  • Emily May
    Jan 20, 2018

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

  • Julie
    Dec 28, 2016

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

    This is great! I wasn?t sure that I wanted to read it. A celebrity memoir by a mixed-race guy who was born in South Africa under apartheid didn?t sound like it would be a smart, funny, and charming pleasure to read, but it is. Not that he minimizes the circumstances, but there ...

    An amazing story of a young man and his mother who went around the block a few times and beat the odds. Despite a few inaccuracies in his tale, it remains a well-told story that kept me reading and reading until the very end. Trevor Noah has that intelligent kindness like an astral...

    I?m joining the club of other Rioters who have read and loved this one. Something you should know about me: memoirs are NOT my jam. I can count on one hand the memoirs I?ve read and enjoyed, so I was honestly shocked by how much I loved reading Born a Crime. Noah can tell a story l...

    Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is such an interesting look into the life of a talented young man. I am a big fan of Trevor and watched his special on Netflix where he speaks of his life growing up but this goes into so much detail, it is stunning all...

    Once again, I decided to read something from the non-fiction/biography genres. Partly because I adore Trevor Noah as a person. Partly because I love Trevor Noah's voice & appreciate when authors tell their own stories, both fictional and non-fictional. & Partly because I want t...

    Born a Crime Funny guy- The very charming Trevor Noah ********************************************* "People love to say, ?Give a man a fish, and he?ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he?ll eat for a lifetime.? What they don?t say is, ?And it would be nice...

    ?Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people.? Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah's BORN A CRIME is hilarious, heartbreaking and always told through a sympathetic lense. Noah moves from comedy to tragedy seamless...

    Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is a 2016 Spiegel & Grau publication. I?ve been a fan of Trevor Noah since he started hosting ?The Daily Show?, but after reading this book, I?m an even bigger fan. I admit I know virtually nothin...

  • Larry H
    Jan 09, 2017

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

  • Malia
    Nov 27, 2016

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

    This is great! I wasn?t sure that I wanted to read it. A celebrity memoir by a mixed-race guy who was born in South Africa under apartheid didn?t sound like it would be a smart, funny, and charming pleasure to read, but it is. Not that he minimizes the circumstances, but there ...

    An amazing story of a young man and his mother who went around the block a few times and beat the odds. Despite a few inaccuracies in his tale, it remains a well-told story that kept me reading and reading until the very end. Trevor Noah has that intelligent kindness like an astral...

    I?m joining the club of other Rioters who have read and loved this one. Something you should know about me: memoirs are NOT my jam. I can count on one hand the memoirs I?ve read and enjoyed, so I was honestly shocked by how much I loved reading Born a Crime. Noah can tell a story l...

    Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is such an interesting look into the life of a talented young man. I am a big fan of Trevor and watched his special on Netflix where he speaks of his life growing up but this goes into so much detail, it is stunning all...

    Once again, I decided to read something from the non-fiction/biography genres. Partly because I adore Trevor Noah as a person. Partly because I love Trevor Noah's voice & appreciate when authors tell their own stories, both fictional and non-fictional. & Partly because I want t...

    Born a Crime Funny guy- The very charming Trevor Noah ********************************************* "People love to say, ?Give a man a fish, and he?ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he?ll eat for a lifetime.? What they don?t say is, ?And it would be nice...

    ?Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people.? Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah's BORN A CRIME is hilarious, heartbreaking and always told through a sympathetic lense. Noah moves from comedy to tragedy seamless...

    Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is a 2016 Spiegel & Grau publication. I?ve been a fan of Trevor Noah since he started hosting ?The Daily Show?, but after reading this book, I?m an even bigger fan. I admit I know virtually nothin...

    I was lucky to see Trevor Noah speak about this book recently, and the way he talked about his story, and his life growing up in South Africa made me all the more eager to read it! The book is a cohesive collection of stories from his childhood and early adulthood, and though I am not ...

  • Tania
    Oct 12, 2016

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

    This is great! I wasn?t sure that I wanted to read it. A celebrity memoir by a mixed-race guy who was born in South Africa under apartheid didn?t sound like it would be a smart, funny, and charming pleasure to read, but it is. Not that he minimizes the circumstances, but there ...

    An amazing story of a young man and his mother who went around the block a few times and beat the odds. Despite a few inaccuracies in his tale, it remains a well-told story that kept me reading and reading until the very end. Trevor Noah has that intelligent kindness like an astral...

    I?m joining the club of other Rioters who have read and loved this one. Something you should know about me: memoirs are NOT my jam. I can count on one hand the memoirs I?ve read and enjoyed, so I was honestly shocked by how much I loved reading Born a Crime. Noah can tell a story l...

    Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is such an interesting look into the life of a talented young man. I am a big fan of Trevor and watched his special on Netflix where he speaks of his life growing up but this goes into so much detail, it is stunning all...

    Once again, I decided to read something from the non-fiction/biography genres. Partly because I adore Trevor Noah as a person. Partly because I love Trevor Noah's voice & appreciate when authors tell their own stories, both fictional and non-fictional. & Partly because I want t...

    Born a Crime Funny guy- The very charming Trevor Noah ********************************************* "People love to say, ?Give a man a fish, and he?ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he?ll eat for a lifetime.? What they don?t say is, ?And it would be nice...

    ?Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people.? Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah's BORN A CRIME is hilarious, heartbreaking and always told through a sympathetic lense. Noah moves from comedy to tragedy seamless...

    Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is a 2016 Spiegel & Grau publication. I?ve been a fan of Trevor Noah since he started hosting ?The Daily Show?, but after reading this book, I?m an even bigger fan. I admit I know virtually nothin...

    I was lucky to see Trevor Noah speak about this book recently, and the way he talked about his story, and his life growing up in South Africa made me all the more eager to read it! The book is a cohesive collection of stories from his childhood and early adulthood, and though I am not ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I consider myself an unofficial expert on celebrity memoirs. I haven't read all of them (although I would like to - even the stupid ones, because I am incredibly nosy and devour celebrity gossip the way other people devour...

    Overall, Born a Crime is a fascinating story, but the loose editing and too casual a writing style meant it lacked narrative cohesion for me, so it's a solid 3 star review. Trevor Noah's childhood memoir definitely showcases his fresh, witty perspective and provide a lot of history...

    I really liked this book about Trevor Noah's childhood in South Africa. I listened to this on audio, narrated by the comedian himself, and I appreciated his frank storytelling. I enjoyed his memories of his mother and grandmother, and the details of the various scrapes he got into as a...

    The only thing I knew about Trevor Noah prior to this audiobook was his status as host of The Daily Show, a show that I don't watch. Also, celebrity autobiographies: not really my thing (barring the odd exception). But that title demands curiosity: how can someone be born a cr...

    Trevor Noah is a South African comedian who currently hosts The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Born a Crime is about growing up in South Africa: living under apartheid when his existence was evidence of a crime, life after apartheid, the deep bond between a mother and son, the unique ch...

    'Born a Crime' is a fast-paced narrative of Trevor Noah's life. I knew nothing about Trevor's background except that he is an American celebrity. I liked his talk shows, like million others. His story comes as a huge shock. Looking at him today, I find it hard to believe that he wen...

    A three-part collection of eighteen personal essays, Born a Crime recollects stories about Trevor Noah's coming-of-age in South Africa under apartheid, as the biracial son of a single Xhosa woman. The memoir-in-essays centers on Noah's relationship with his mother, but it spans a vast ...

    Within the first twenty pages of this book, I regretted just two days earlier writing the sentence ?Trevor Noah, while smart and funny, doesn't feel like a must-watch? while lamenting how much I miss Jon Stewart. This is perhaps the most remarkable celebrity memoir I?ve ever r...

    ETA: The more I think about this book after having finished it, the more annoyed I become. I have changed my rating to one star. I did not like this book. What tipped the balance for me is the "Go Hitler" chant. The author's explanation was not adequate and I found the whole episode in...

    I never read a book twice, there's always too many new books waiting to be discovered. So the fact that I chose to listen to Born a Crime on audio after reading it in 2016 tells you just how much I enjoyed this memoir. Read by the author (a stand-up comedian and presenter of The Dai...

  • Margitte
    Nov 27, 2016

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

    This is great! I wasn?t sure that I wanted to read it. A celebrity memoir by a mixed-race guy who was born in South Africa under apartheid didn?t sound like it would be a smart, funny, and charming pleasure to read, but it is. Not that he minimizes the circumstances, but there ...

    An amazing story of a young man and his mother who went around the block a few times and beat the odds. Despite a few inaccuracies in his tale, it remains a well-told story that kept me reading and reading until the very end. Trevor Noah has that intelligent kindness like an astral...

  • Zoë
    Sep 05, 2018

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

  • Matthew Quann
    Dec 15, 2016

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

    This is great! I wasn?t sure that I wanted to read it. A celebrity memoir by a mixed-race guy who was born in South Africa under apartheid didn?t sound like it would be a smart, funny, and charming pleasure to read, but it is. Not that he minimizes the circumstances, but there ...

    An amazing story of a young man and his mother who went around the block a few times and beat the odds. Despite a few inaccuracies in his tale, it remains a well-told story that kept me reading and reading until the very end. Trevor Noah has that intelligent kindness like an astral...

    I?m joining the club of other Rioters who have read and loved this one. Something you should know about me: memoirs are NOT my jam. I can count on one hand the memoirs I?ve read and enjoyed, so I was honestly shocked by how much I loved reading Born a Crime. Noah can tell a story l...

    Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is such an interesting look into the life of a talented young man. I am a big fan of Trevor and watched his special on Netflix where he speaks of his life growing up but this goes into so much detail, it is stunning all...

    Once again, I decided to read something from the non-fiction/biography genres. Partly because I adore Trevor Noah as a person. Partly because I love Trevor Noah's voice & appreciate when authors tell their own stories, both fictional and non-fictional. & Partly because I want t...

    Born a Crime Funny guy- The very charming Trevor Noah ********************************************* "People love to say, ?Give a man a fish, and he?ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he?ll eat for a lifetime.? What they don?t say is, ?And it would be nice...

    ?Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people.? Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah's BORN A CRIME is hilarious, heartbreaking and always told through a sympathetic lense. Noah moves from comedy to tragedy seamless...

    Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is a 2016 Spiegel & Grau publication. I?ve been a fan of Trevor Noah since he started hosting ?The Daily Show?, but after reading this book, I?m an even bigger fan. I admit I know virtually nothin...

    I was lucky to see Trevor Noah speak about this book recently, and the way he talked about his story, and his life growing up in South Africa made me all the more eager to read it! The book is a cohesive collection of stories from his childhood and early adulthood, and though I am not ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I consider myself an unofficial expert on celebrity memoirs. I haven't read all of them (although I would like to - even the stupid ones, because I am incredibly nosy and devour celebrity gossip the way other people devour...

    Overall, Born a Crime is a fascinating story, but the loose editing and too casual a writing style meant it lacked narrative cohesion for me, so it's a solid 3 star review. Trevor Noah's childhood memoir definitely showcases his fresh, witty perspective and provide a lot of history...

    I really liked this book about Trevor Noah's childhood in South Africa. I listened to this on audio, narrated by the comedian himself, and I appreciated his frank storytelling. I enjoyed his memories of his mother and grandmother, and the details of the various scrapes he got into as a...

    The only thing I knew about Trevor Noah prior to this audiobook was his status as host of The Daily Show, a show that I don't watch. Also, celebrity autobiographies: not really my thing (barring the odd exception). But that title demands curiosity: how can someone be born a cr...

  • Nat
    Nov 18, 2016

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

  • Jennifer Masterson
    Dec 06, 2016

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

  • Warda
    Sep 05, 2018

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

  • Montzalee Wittmann
    Nov 22, 2016

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

    This is great! I wasn?t sure that I wanted to read it. A celebrity memoir by a mixed-race guy who was born in South Africa under apartheid didn?t sound like it would be a smart, funny, and charming pleasure to read, but it is. Not that he minimizes the circumstances, but there ...

    An amazing story of a young man and his mother who went around the block a few times and beat the odds. Despite a few inaccuracies in his tale, it remains a well-told story that kept me reading and reading until the very end. Trevor Noah has that intelligent kindness like an astral...

    I?m joining the club of other Rioters who have read and loved this one. Something you should know about me: memoirs are NOT my jam. I can count on one hand the memoirs I?ve read and enjoyed, so I was honestly shocked by how much I loved reading Born a Crime. Noah can tell a story l...

    Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is such an interesting look into the life of a talented young man. I am a big fan of Trevor and watched his special on Netflix where he speaks of his life growing up but this goes into so much detail, it is stunning all...

  • Michael
    Nov 23, 2018

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

    This is great! I wasn?t sure that I wanted to read it. A celebrity memoir by a mixed-race guy who was born in South Africa under apartheid didn?t sound like it would be a smart, funny, and charming pleasure to read, but it is. Not that he minimizes the circumstances, but there ...

    An amazing story of a young man and his mother who went around the block a few times and beat the odds. Despite a few inaccuracies in his tale, it remains a well-told story that kept me reading and reading until the very end. Trevor Noah has that intelligent kindness like an astral...

    I?m joining the club of other Rioters who have read and loved this one. Something you should know about me: memoirs are NOT my jam. I can count on one hand the memoirs I?ve read and enjoyed, so I was honestly shocked by how much I loved reading Born a Crime. Noah can tell a story l...

    Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is such an interesting look into the life of a talented young man. I am a big fan of Trevor and watched his special on Netflix where he speaks of his life growing up but this goes into so much detail, it is stunning all...

    Once again, I decided to read something from the non-fiction/biography genres. Partly because I adore Trevor Noah as a person. Partly because I love Trevor Noah's voice & appreciate when authors tell their own stories, both fictional and non-fictional. & Partly because I want t...

    Born a Crime Funny guy- The very charming Trevor Noah ********************************************* "People love to say, ?Give a man a fish, and he?ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he?ll eat for a lifetime.? What they don?t say is, ?And it would be nice...

    ?Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people.? Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah's BORN A CRIME is hilarious, heartbreaking and always told through a sympathetic lense. Noah moves from comedy to tragedy seamless...

    Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is a 2016 Spiegel & Grau publication. I?ve been a fan of Trevor Noah since he started hosting ?The Daily Show?, but after reading this book, I?m an even bigger fan. I admit I know virtually nothin...

    I was lucky to see Trevor Noah speak about this book recently, and the way he talked about his story, and his life growing up in South Africa made me all the more eager to read it! The book is a cohesive collection of stories from his childhood and early adulthood, and though I am not ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I consider myself an unofficial expert on celebrity memoirs. I haven't read all of them (although I would like to - even the stupid ones, because I am incredibly nosy and devour celebrity gossip the way other people devour...

    Overall, Born a Crime is a fascinating story, but the loose editing and too casual a writing style meant it lacked narrative cohesion for me, so it's a solid 3 star review. Trevor Noah's childhood memoir definitely showcases his fresh, witty perspective and provide a lot of history...

    I really liked this book about Trevor Noah's childhood in South Africa. I listened to this on audio, narrated by the comedian himself, and I appreciated his frank storytelling. I enjoyed his memories of his mother and grandmother, and the details of the various scrapes he got into as a...

    The only thing I knew about Trevor Noah prior to this audiobook was his status as host of The Daily Show, a show that I don't watch. Also, celebrity autobiographies: not really my thing (barring the odd exception). But that title demands curiosity: how can someone be born a cr...

    Trevor Noah is a South African comedian who currently hosts The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Born a Crime is about growing up in South Africa: living under apartheid when his existence was evidence of a crime, life after apartheid, the deep bond between a mother and son, the unique ch...

    'Born a Crime' is a fast-paced narrative of Trevor Noah's life. I knew nothing about Trevor's background except that he is an American celebrity. I liked his talk shows, like million others. His story comes as a huge shock. Looking at him today, I find it hard to believe that he wen...

    A three-part collection of eighteen personal essays, Born a Crime recollects stories about Trevor Noah's coming-of-age in South Africa under apartheid, as the biracial son of a single Xhosa woman. The memoir-in-essays centers on Noah's relationship with his mother, but it spans a vast ...

  • Book Riot Community
    Jan 11, 2017

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

    This is great! I wasn?t sure that I wanted to read it. A celebrity memoir by a mixed-race guy who was born in South Africa under apartheid didn?t sound like it would be a smart, funny, and charming pleasure to read, but it is. Not that he minimizes the circumstances, but there ...

    An amazing story of a young man and his mother who went around the block a few times and beat the odds. Despite a few inaccuracies in his tale, it remains a well-told story that kept me reading and reading until the very end. Trevor Noah has that intelligent kindness like an astral...

    I?m joining the club of other Rioters who have read and loved this one. Something you should know about me: memoirs are NOT my jam. I can count on one hand the memoirs I?ve read and enjoyed, so I was honestly shocked by how much I loved reading Born a Crime. Noah can tell a story l...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Sep 28, 2018

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

  • Sam
    Nov 01, 2016

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

    This is great! I wasn?t sure that I wanted to read it. A celebrity memoir by a mixed-race guy who was born in South Africa under apartheid didn?t sound like it would be a smart, funny, and charming pleasure to read, but it is. Not that he minimizes the circumstances, but there ...

    An amazing story of a young man and his mother who went around the block a few times and beat the odds. Despite a few inaccuracies in his tale, it remains a well-told story that kept me reading and reading until the very end. Trevor Noah has that intelligent kindness like an astral...

    I?m joining the club of other Rioters who have read and loved this one. Something you should know about me: memoirs are NOT my jam. I can count on one hand the memoirs I?ve read and enjoyed, so I was honestly shocked by how much I loved reading Born a Crime. Noah can tell a story l...

    Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is such an interesting look into the life of a talented young man. I am a big fan of Trevor and watched his special on Netflix where he speaks of his life growing up but this goes into so much detail, it is stunning all...

    Once again, I decided to read something from the non-fiction/biography genres. Partly because I adore Trevor Noah as a person. Partly because I love Trevor Noah's voice & appreciate when authors tell their own stories, both fictional and non-fictional. & Partly because I want t...

    Born a Crime Funny guy- The very charming Trevor Noah ********************************************* "People love to say, ?Give a man a fish, and he?ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he?ll eat for a lifetime.? What they don?t say is, ?And it would be nice...

    ?Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people.? Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah's BORN A CRIME is hilarious, heartbreaking and always told through a sympathetic lense. Noah moves from comedy to tragedy seamless...

    Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is a 2016 Spiegel & Grau publication. I?ve been a fan of Trevor Noah since he started hosting ?The Daily Show?, but after reading this book, I?m an even bigger fan. I admit I know virtually nothin...

    I was lucky to see Trevor Noah speak about this book recently, and the way he talked about his story, and his life growing up in South Africa made me all the more eager to read it! The book is a cohesive collection of stories from his childhood and early adulthood, and though I am not ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I consider myself an unofficial expert on celebrity memoirs. I haven't read all of them (although I would like to - even the stupid ones, because I am incredibly nosy and devour celebrity gossip the way other people devour...

    Overall, Born a Crime is a fascinating story, but the loose editing and too casual a writing style meant it lacked narrative cohesion for me, so it's a solid 3 star review. Trevor Noah's childhood memoir definitely showcases his fresh, witty perspective and provide a lot of history...

  • Lori
    Jun 15, 2018

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

    This is great! I wasn?t sure that I wanted to read it. A celebrity memoir by a mixed-race guy who was born in South Africa under apartheid didn?t sound like it would be a smart, funny, and charming pleasure to read, but it is. Not that he minimizes the circumstances, but there ...

  • Khush
    Apr 26, 2018

    This was fantastic. Born a Crime, at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I...

    I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection ...

    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the w...

    If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit abou...

    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much mo...

    4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post...

    An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor sh...

    Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good ...

    The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it! ...

    ?I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.? Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this...

    This is great! I wasn?t sure that I wanted to read it. A celebrity memoir by a mixed-race guy who was born in South Africa under apartheid didn?t sound like it would be a smart, funny, and charming pleasure to read, but it is. Not that he minimizes the circumstances, but there ...

    An amazing story of a young man and his mother who went around the block a few times and beat the odds. Despite a few inaccuracies in his tale, it remains a well-told story that kept me reading and reading until the very end. Trevor Noah has that intelligent kindness like an astral...

    I?m joining the club of other Rioters who have read and loved this one. Something you should know about me: memoirs are NOT my jam. I can count on one hand the memoirs I?ve read and enjoyed, so I was honestly shocked by how much I loved reading Born a Crime. Noah can tell a story l...

    Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is such an interesting look into the life of a talented young man. I am a big fan of Trevor and watched his special on Netflix where he speaks of his life growing up but this goes into so much detail, it is stunning all...

    Once again, I decided to read something from the non-fiction/biography genres. Partly because I adore Trevor Noah as a person. Partly because I love Trevor Noah's voice & appreciate when authors tell their own stories, both fictional and non-fictional. & Partly because I want t...

    Born a Crime Funny guy- The very charming Trevor Noah ********************************************* "People love to say, ?Give a man a fish, and he?ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he?ll eat for a lifetime.? What they don?t say is, ?And it would be nice...

    ?Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people.? Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah's BORN A CRIME is hilarious, heartbreaking and always told through a sympathetic lense. Noah moves from comedy to tragedy seamless...

    Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah is a 2016 Spiegel & Grau publication. I?ve been a fan of Trevor Noah since he started hosting ?The Daily Show?, but after reading this book, I?m an even bigger fan. I admit I know virtually nothin...

    I was lucky to see Trevor Noah speak about this book recently, and the way he talked about his story, and his life growing up in South Africa made me all the more eager to read it! The book is a cohesive collection of stories from his childhood and early adulthood, and though I am not ...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I consider myself an unofficial expert on celebrity memoirs. I haven't read all of them (although I would like to - even the stupid ones, because I am incredibly nosy and devour celebrity gossip the way other people devour...

    Overall, Born a Crime is a fascinating story, but the loose editing and too casual a writing style meant it lacked narrative cohesion for me, so it's a solid 3 star review. Trevor Noah's childhood memoir definitely showcases his fresh, witty perspective and provide a lot of history...

    I really liked this book about Trevor Noah's childhood in South Africa. I listened to this on audio, narrated by the comedian himself, and I appreciated his frank storytelling. I enjoyed his memories of his mother and grandmother, and the details of the various scrapes he got into as a...

    The only thing I knew about Trevor Noah prior to this audiobook was his status as host of The Daily Show, a show that I don't watch. Also, celebrity autobiographies: not really my thing (barring the odd exception). But that title demands curiosity: how can someone be born a cr...

    Trevor Noah is a South African comedian who currently hosts The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Born a Crime is about growing up in South Africa: living under apartheid when his existence was evidence of a crime, life after apartheid, the deep bond between a mother and son, the unique ch...

    'Born a Crime' is a fast-paced narrative of Trevor Noah's life. I knew nothing about Trevor's background except that he is an American celebrity. I liked his talk shows, like million others. His story comes as a huge shock. Looking at him today, I find it hard to believe that he wen...