The Sellout Book
Score: 3.5
From 47 Ratings

The Sellout


  • Author : Paul Beatty
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2015-03-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374712242

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The Sellout Book Description :

Winner of the Man Booker Prize Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction Winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature New York Times Bestseller Los Angeles Times Bestseller Named One of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review Named a Best Book of the Year by Newsweek, The Denver Post, BuzzFeed, Kirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly Named a "Must-Read" by Flavorwire and New York Magazine's "Vulture" Blog A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty's The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. It challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality—the black Chinese restaurant. Born in the "agrarian ghetto" of Dickens—on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles—the narrator of The Sellout resigns himself to the fate of lower-middle-class Californians: "I'd die in the same bedroom I'd grown up in, looking up at the cracks in the stucco ceiling that've been there since '68 quake." Raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist, he spent his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. He is led to believe that his father's pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family's financial woes. But when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, he realizes there never was a memoir. All that's left is the bill for a drive-thru funeral. Fueled by this deceit and the general disrepair of his hometown, the narrator sets out to right another wrong: Dickens has literally been removed from the map to save California from further embarrassment. Enlisting the help of the town's most famous resident—the last surviving Little Rascal, Hominy Jenkins—he initiates the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands hi

The Sellout Book
Score: 3.5
From 47 Ratings

The Sellout


  • Author : Paul Beatty
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-02
  • Genre: African Americans
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1786071460

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The Sellout Book Description :

Raised in the "agrarian ghetto" of Dickens, on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles, the narrator of The Sellout resigned himself to the fate of lower-middle-class Californians: "I'd die in the same bedroom I'd grown up in, looking up at the cracks in the stucco ceiling that've been there since the '68 quake." Raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist, he spent his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. He is led to believe that his father's pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family's financial woes. But when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, he realizes there never was a memoir. All that's left is the bill for a drive-thru funeral. Fuelled by this deceit and the general disrepair of his hometown, the narrator sets out to right another wrong: Dickens has literally been removed from the map to save California further embarrassment. Enlisting the help of the town's most famous resident--the last surviving Little Rascal, Hominy Jenkins, he initiates the most extreme action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in front of the Supreme Court.

The Sellout Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

The Sellout


  • Author : Charles Gasparino
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-11-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061892486

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The Sellout Book Description :

In the spirit of Barbarians at the Gate and Liar’s Poker comes The Sellout, the definitive book on the recent collapse of Wall Street, one of the most dramatic and anxiety-ridden era in national socioeconomic history. In this powerful business narrative, Charles Gasparino, the author of Blood on the Floor and King of the Club, captures how avarice, arrogance, and sheer stupidity eroded Wall Street’s dominance, made many of our country’s most fabled financial institutions vulnerable to significant new foreign control, and profoundly weakened the financial security of millions of poor and middle-class American families.

The Sellout Book
Score: 3.5
From 47 Ratings

The Sellout


  • Author : Paul Beatty
  • Publisher : Oneworld Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-03-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786070166

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The Sellout Book Description :

**WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016** ‘Outrageous, hilarious and profound.’ Simon Schama, Financial Times ‘The longer you stare at Beatty’s pages, the smarter you’ll get.’ The Guardian ‘The most badass first 100 pages of an American novel I’ve read.’ The New York Times A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. Born in Dickens on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles, the narrator of The Sellout spent his childhood as the subject in his father's racially charged psychological studies. He is told that his father’s work will lead to a memoir that will solve their financial woes. But when his father is killed in a drive-by shooting, he discovers there never was a memoir. All that’s left is a bill for a drive-through funeral. What’s more, Dickens has literally been wiped off the map to save California from further embarrassment. Fuelled by despair, the narrator sets out to right this wrong with the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court.

Slumberland Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

Slumberland


  • Author : Paul Beatty
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2011-01-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1608196496

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Slumberland Book Description :

The hip break-out novel from 2016 Man Booker Prize-winning author, Paul Beatty, about a disaffected Los Angeles DJ who travels to post-Wall Berlin in search of his transatlantic doppelganger. Hailed by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times as one of the best writers of his generation, Paul Beatty turns his creative eye to man's search for meaning and identity in an increasingly chaotic world. After creating the perfect beat, DJ Darky goes in search of Charles Stone, a little know avant-garde jazzman, to play over his sonic masterpiece. His quest brings him to a recently unified Berlin, where he stumbles through the city's dreamy streets ruminating about race, sex, love, Teutonic gods , the prevent defense, and Wynton Marsalis in search of his artistic-and spiritual-other. Ferocious, bombastic, and laugh-out-loud funny, Slumberland is vintage Paul Beatty and belongs on the shelf next to Jonathan Lethem, Colson Whitehead, and Junot Diaz.

The Sellout Book

The Sellout


  • Author : Aaron Solomon
  • Publisher : Osmora Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2015-05-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN 10 : 9782765913597

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The Sellout Book Description :

Kiri Richardson has been easy like Sunday morning since disposing of her notorious crime boss friend turned enemy, Tamera Copeland nearly one and a half years ago and removing the biggest threat from what is now the Norfolk and Atlantic Railway who attempted to destroy it from the inside out, first starting with the number one figure in her life the perpetrator could get to the easiest, her own lover, Aaron Solomon. But soon would come a foe of such cunning and fineness that Kiri had absolutely no idea that the most biggest danger to her and her family and compatriots is a little too close for comfort to her than she originally thought.

The Sellout Book

The Sellout


  • Author : Jud Kinberg
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:637501626

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The Sellout Nation Book

The Sellout Nation


  • Author : Vikram Bhatti
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781642491630

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The Sellout Nation Book Description :

A humorous account of the Republic of Bharatpur, which is infamous for its poverty and potholes, and is home to a billion Locals. However, unknown to the Locals, the Republic is about to have a million dollar makeover, all thanks to newly signed ‘Open Your Door Policy’ and the generosity of two international visitors, Mr. George W. Push and Miss Pamela Lewinsky, the President and the First Lady Secretary of the global superpower USK. Their mission is to turn citizens into consumers and transform rural Bharatpur into India Nagar - a modern-day metropolis, full of international brands and products. But, are their promises for real or is it another profit-generating scheme aimed to benefit the west? Will the Locals recall the Swadeshi movement and resist this international takeover, or, just a few decades after attaining Independence, will the Republic sell itself out to Gol-bol-lie-sation?

Trivia to The Sellout by Paul Beatty  Limited Edition  Book

Trivia to The Sellout by Paul Beatty Limited Edition


  • Author : WhizBooks
  • Publisher : WhizBooks
  • Release Date : 2017-09-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 17
  • ISBN 10 : 9781537852744

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Trivia to The Sellout by Paul Beatty Limited Edition Book Description :

Come play a trivia to The Sellout by Paul Beatty with Whiz Books! Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Whiz Books presents to you an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you’re looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the fan challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Whiz Books provides a unique approach to The Sellout that is both insightful and educational. Features You’ll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Unlimited share and updates to play with friends and family • Results provided with scores to determine “fan status” Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

Sellout Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Sellout


  • Author : Ebony Joy Wilkins
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0545283213

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Sellout Book Description :

It is a summer that will change everything . . . . NaTasha has a wonderful life in affluent Park Adams. She fits in, she has friends, and she's a member of the all-white ballet troupe. Being nearly the only African American in her school doesn't bother NaTasha. But it bothers Tilly, NaTasha's spitfire grandmother from Harlem, who decides NaTasha needs to get back to her roots or her granddaughter is in danger of losing herself completely. Tilly whisks NaTasha away to a world where all of a sudden nothing in NaTasha's life makes any sense: Harlem and Comfort Zone in the Bronx, a crisis center where (cont'd)

The White Boy Shuffle Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

The White Boy Shuffle


  • Author : Paul Beatty
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-03-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786072269

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The White Boy Shuffle Book Description :

‘A thousand-miles-an-hour hoot.’ Esquire ‘Hilarious…and immensely moving.’ The New Yorker ‘A blast of satirical heat from the talented heart of black American life.’ New York Times White Boy Shuffle is Man Booker-winner Paul Beatty’s electrifying debut novel about teenage-surf-bum Gunnar Kaufman who is forced to wise up when his mother moves from suburban Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he begins to undergo a startling transformation from neighbourhood outcast to basketball superstar, and eventually to reluctant messiah of a ‘divided, downtrodden people’. A bombastic coming-of-age novel that has the uncanny ability to make readers want to laugh and cry at the same time,Beatty mingles horrific reality with wild fancy in this outlandish, laugh-out-loud funny and poignant vision of contemporary America.

The Ethical Sellout Book

The Ethical Sellout


  • Author : Lily Zheng
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781523085859

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The Ethical Sellout Book Description :

We all fear selling out. Yet we all face situations that test our ideals and values with no clear right answer. In a world where compromise is an essential aspect of life, authors Lily Zheng and Inge Hansen make the bold claim that everyone sells out—and that the real challenge lies in doing so ethically. Zheng and Hansen share stories from a diversity of people who have found their own answers to this dilemma and offer new ways to think about marginalization, privilege, and self-interest. From these stories, they pull out teachable skills for taking the step from selling out to selling out ethically. The Ethical Sellout is for all those committed to maintaining their integrity in a messy world.

Hokum Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Hokum


  • Author : Paul Beatty
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2008-12-10
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 1596917164

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Hokum Book Description :

Edited by the author of The Sellout, winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize, Hokum is a liberating, eccentric, savagely comic anthology of the funniest writing by black Americans. This book is less a comprehensive collection than it is a mix-tape narrative dubbed by a trusted friend-a sampler of underground classics, rare grooves, and timeless summer jams, poetry and prose juxtaposed with the blues, hip-hop, political speeches, and the world's funniest radio sermon. The subtle musings of Toni Cade Bambara, Henry Dumas, and Harryette Mullen are bracketed by the profane and often loud ruminations of Langston Hughes, Darius James, Wanda Coleman, Tish Benson, Steve Cannon, and Hattie Gossett. Some of the funniest writers don't write, so included are selections from well-known yet unpublished wits Lightnin' Hopkins, Mike Tyson, and the Reverend Al Sharpton. Selections also come from public figures and authors whose humor, although incisive and profound, is often overlooked: Malcolm X, Suzan-Lori Parks, Zora Neale Hurston, Sojourner Truth, and W.E.B. Dubois. Groundbreaking, fierce, and hilarious, this is a necessary anthology for any fan or student of American writing, with a huge range and a smart, political grasp of the uses of humor.

Sellout Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Sellout


  • Author : Randall Kennedy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307388421

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Sellout Book Description :

Addresses the meaning and issue of "selling out," analyzing the ways in which the term is used by both blacks and whites, as well as its influence on both individuals and society as a whole.

Tuff Book

Tuff


  • Author : Paul Beatty
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2012-11-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307828996

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Tuff Book Description :

From the author of the 2016 Man Booker Prize winner The Sellout comes a novel as fast-paced and hard-edged as the Harlem streets it portrays. Age nineteen and weighing in at 320 pounds, Winston “Tuffy” Foshay, is an East Harlem denizen who breaks jaws and shoots dogs and dreams of millions from his idea Cap’n Crunch: The Movie, starring Danny DeVito. His best friend is a disabled Muslim who wants to rob banks, his guiding light is an ex-hippie Asian woman who worked for Malcolm X, and his wife, Yolanda, he married from jail over the phone. He’s funny and fierce, frustrated and feared. And when Tuff decides to run for City Council, this dazzling novel goes from profoundly funny to acerbically sublime. Populated with an incisively hilarious supporting case and filled with meaning and irreverent, Tuff is satire at its hard-edged best.

Sellout Book

Sellout


  • Author : Victoria Bruce
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632862594

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Sellout Book Description :

The story of one citizen's fight to preserve a US stake in the future of clean energy and the elements essential to high tech industries and national defense. American technological prowess used to be unrivaled. But because of globalization, and with the blessing of the U.S. government, once proprietary materials, components and technologies are increasingly commercialized outside the U.S. Nowhere is this more dangerous than in China's monopoly of rare earth elements-materials that are essential for nearly all modern consumer goods, gadgets and weapons systems. Jim Kennedy is a retired securities portfolio manager who bought a bankrupt mining operation. The mine was rich in rare earth elements, but he soon discovered that China owned the entire global supply and manufacturing chain. Worse, no one in the federal government cared. Dismayed by this discovery, Jim made a plan to restore America's rare earth industry. His plan also allowed technology companies to manufacture rare earth dependent technologies in the United States again and develop safe, clean nuclear energy. For years, Jim lobbied Congress, the Pentagon, the White House Office of Science and Technology, and traveled the globe to gain support. Exhausted, down hundreds of thousands of dollars, and with his wife at her wits' end, at the start of 2017, Jim sat on the edge of victory, held his breath and bet it all that his government would finally do the right thing. Like Beth Macy's Factory Man, this is the story of one man's efforts to stem the dehumanizing tide of globalization and Washington's reckless inaction. Jim's is a fight we need to join.

Sellout Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Sellout


  • Author : David P. Schippers
  • Publisher : Regnery Publishing
  • Release Date : 2000-08-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0895262436

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Sellout Book Description :

A key figure in the Clinton Impeachment proceedings uncovers the lies, corruption, and dirty deals underpinning the trial, arguing that both parties conspired to rig the outcome.

Hot Milk Book
Score: 3
From 17 Ratings

Hot Milk


  • Author : Deborah Levy
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735234130

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Hot Milk Book Description :

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 A richly mythic, colour-saturated tale from the Man Booker-shortlisted author of Swimming Home—Deborah Levy explores the violently primal bond between mother and daughter. Two women arrive in a Spanish village—a dreamlike place caught between the desert and the ocean—seeking medical advice and salvation. One of the strangers suffers from a mysterious illness: spontaneous paralysis confines her to a wheelchair, her legs unusable. The other, her daughter Sofia, has spent years playing the reluctant detective in this mystery, struggling to understand her mother's illness. Surrounded by the oppressive desert heat and the mesmerising figures who move through it, Sofia waits while her mother undergoes the strange programme of treatments invented by Dr. Gomez. Searching for a cure to a defiant and quite possibly imagined disease, ever more entangled in the seductive, mercurial games of those around her, Sofia finally comes to confront and reconcile the disparate fragments of her identity. Hot Milk is a labyrinth of violent desires, primal impulses, and surreally persuasive internal logic. Examining female rage and sexuality, Deborah Levy's dazzling new novel explores the strange and monstrous nature of motherhood, testing the bonds of parent and child to breaking point.

Hystopia Book
Score: 2
From 4 Ratings

Hystopia


  • Author : David Means
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571330140

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Hystopia Book Description :

At the bitter end of the 1960s, after surviving multiple assassination attempts, President John F. Kennedy has created a vast federal agency, the Psych Corps, dedicated to maintaining the nation's mental hygiene by any means necessary. Soldiers returning from Vietnam have their battlefield traumas "enfolded"-wiped from their memories through drugs and therapy-while veterans too damaged to be enfolded roam at will in Michigan, evading the Psych Corps and reenacting atrocities on civilians. This destabilized, alternate version of American history is the vision of the twenty-two-year-old veteran Eugene Allen, who has returned from Vietnam to write the book at the center of Hystopia, the long-awaited first novel by David Means. In Hystopia, Means brings his full talent to bear on the crazy reality of trauma, both national and personal. Outlandish and tender, funny and violent, timely and historical, Hystopia invites us to consider whether our traumas can ever be truly overcome. The answers it offers are wildly inventive, deeply rooted in its characters, and wrung from the author's own heart.

Sellout Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Sellout


  • Author : Randall Kennedy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307388421

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Sellout Book Description :

Addresses the meaning and issue of "selling out," analyzing the ways in which the term is used by both blacks and whites, as well as its influence on both individuals and society as a whole.