Trevor Noah’s ‘Born A Crime’ book hits major success

South African-born comedian Trevor Noah has seen some major success with his first book ‘Born A Crime’, which was released early in November

It seems that the USA is in love with our Noah. Following his success as the new host of American comedy news show The Daily Show – a role he took over in 2015 – just a year later, his new book, Born A Crime, is being well received in the USA.

The book made it onto the New York Times bestseller list, just weeks after it had been released.True to his comedic sixth sense, Noah thanked the paper in what some would call a weird way.

“I’m beyond excited to have my first book “Born A Crime”‘on the failing @nytimes bestseller list. I never imagined this was possible. Sad!”, he wrote on his Twitter.

He obviously went on to give a proper thank you to the renowned paper.

“Jokes aside, thank you to the @nytimes and most importantly every single person who has allowed me the honour of sharing my story with you,” he wrote afterwards.

Following this, the audio version of Born A Crime, narrated by the funny man, went on to become a bestseller on Amazon’s audio books portal Audible

“Feeling Thankful… debut’s at #2 on . Had such a great time recording this for everyone!,” Noah said of the achievement.

The book is a collection of 18 personal essays in which Noah tells his story of being a mischievous boy and growing to be a “restless man” struggling to find who he is in the world.

“Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Noah illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and an unflinching honesty,” his publisher Penguin Random House said before the release of the book.

“His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a lovable delinquent making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed with only a keen sense of humour and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.”

Earlier this year, announcing the publication of the book, Noah said: “I couldn’t find a good book about myself so I decided to write one. And just like me, this book doesn’t have an appendix.”

In recent years, comedians like Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling have released books that have gone on to do very well, so Noah seems to be on the right track.

Picture credit: NPR

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