Release of "Better Than Crying"


Better Than Crying:
Poking Fun at Politics, the Press & Pop Culture


When so many Americans get their news from Fox, when the presidential campaign of 2004 is about a war fought in the 1960s, and when a black man with an afro still can’t walk down the street without white people touching it, it’s time to laugh. At the wise old age of 27, comedian, writer and vigilante pundit Baratunde Thurston discusses this and more in his debut book: Better Than Crying: Poking Fun at Politics, the Press & Pop Culture.

If you are a fan of Al Franken, Jon Stewart or the Bill of Rights, you will love this straight-from-the-hip critique which answers all the important questions. What really goes on inside the home of boy band, O-Town? When did Vice President Dick Cheney actually die? Why will John Ashcroft use pork plantations in the War on Terror? And how do you celebrate Black History Month if you’re not black?

The Boston Globe writes, “Thurston's timing in writing a political humor book couldn't be better.” And The Somerville News writes, “This book is not an alternative to mainstream media. It’s an antidote.”

Welcome to the voice of a new generation of political satire. This book is sure to tickle your funny bone and assault your belief system. Read it, before doing so becomes illegal!