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I guess, overall, Adak enjoyed the book, but it just didn’t touch me the same way Mansbach’s subsequent novel, The End of the Jews, did.

The core of the novel–Macon’s character and his erudite, impotent anger–rings very true. Aug 23, Demetria rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Oct 07, Morgan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Advertise About Tips Contact Us.

Only God is that forgiving. Maybe worth reading for the sheer breadth of sputtering chunks of pop culture and social criticism, but probably not.

Now give me your wallet and that lovely tie, asshole, and get the fuck out of my cab… Hurry. Books by Adam Mansbach.

Angry Black White Boy

Hardly a week goes by without an attempted mznsbach coup. Detornay’s goal is to be the downest white boy in history.

As an editor, novelist, poet and recorded rapper under the name of Kodiak Brinks, much of whose work is apparently sampled by Detornay, a poet himself, yoMansbach has staked out some artistic turf. Oct 31, M Scott rated it it was xngry.


A horrible mess of a book. What fucking color am I?

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But adaptor as well as title-role player Dan Wolf and collaborators have pulled it off. When his true identity is revealed, Macon finds himself to be a celebrity and makes use of wihte spotlight to hold forth on the evils and invisibility of whiteness.

After high school and acceptance in a preppy school funded by his own white oppressive parents he gets a job as a cab driver to help out and stop being so hypocritical–but this is just after the Rodney King verdict and the ensuing riots so he is full of biy animosity and misplaced anger and frustration than he can handle and starts to rob his white patrons out of anger and helplessness. Yes, it is a searing indictment of Race in Amerika through the eye’s of pop culture and I am not sure it did it justice.

Trivia About Angry Black White Mansbach also reflects the structure of hip-hop in A good friend gave me this book – said I had to read it, she didn’t know what to think. May 31, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: It has passages that are both thought-provoking and wonderfully poetic, making it a worthwhile read.

Spending your life, promoting hatred towards the person you are expected to be May 27, Johari rated it liked it. Mansbach also reflects the structure of hip-hop in his writing anrgy, using the beats and timing so familiar to those of us from the hip-hop generation.


Nov 08, Matt rated it liked it. This is when the book got really tense, would a white person apologizing to you for slavery and racism make you angrier or more forgiving and whits it too late?

Take a good look. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mansbaxh have the opposite reaction. It jumps to different settings quickly with little to no transitions.

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However, the issue the novel covered offends me more than any words that were used ever could. To ask other readers questions about Angry Black White Boyplease sign up. Mansbach’s background as a poet occasionally peaks through in a good way. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But there’s a deeper message about identity, hip-hop and the siphoning of Black culture by white America.

And, I’m not sure if I loved the book’s third act. The novel, at times, is very blunt, and very, no-holds-barred, if you will, in a way that has potential to offend some people. Return to Book Page.