I’ve had this book on my shelf for a while, but I was prompted to pick it up after reading a novel set in South Africa, and while enjoying Trevor Noah’s excellent interviews on the Daily Show during the pandemic. Noah is the son of a black mother and a white father who never married. He explains how his very existence was the evidence of a crime, and how he was neither black, nor white, nor colored in the strict South African categories used for apartheid. He rarely belonged in any group at school or at home. His stories about his family and friends, and his own adventures, are funny, sad, heart-wrenching, and amazing. I was left wondering how he accomplished his move to America and the life of an A list celebrity and comic. I hope that’s the subject of his next book!