I Am the New Black

  • by Tracy Morgan
  • Narrated by Tracy Morgan
  • 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Who is Tracy Morgan? The wildly unpredictable funnyman who rocketed to fame on Saturday Night Live? The Emmy-nominated actor behind the sly and ingenious character Tracy Jordan on the award-winning hit sitcom 30 Rock, whose turbulent personal life often mirrors that of his fictional alter ego? Is he Chico Divine, the life of the party - any party, anytime, anywhere - getting ladies pregnant everywhere he goes? Or is he a soulful, tender family man who emerged from a hardscrabble ghetto upbringing and, against all odds, achieved superstardom, raised a solid family, prevailed over a collection of lethal bad habits, and is still ascending new heights and coming into his own?The answer is: Tracy Morgan is all that. And a bag of potato chips with a 50-cent soda.With brutal honesty and his trademark take-no-prisoners humor, Tracy tells the story of his rise to fame, with all its highs and its many lows - from the very public battles with alcohol and diabetes that threatened both his career and his life to the private and poignant end of his 20-year marriage. In his singularly warped and brilliant way, he muses on family, love, sex, race, politics, ambition, and what it takes to bring the funny.

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It's really Tracy...

Listening to this book is not for everybody. It's like you have a slightly "off", kinda goofy dude following you around and just talking in your ear about his life and...WHATEVER. He does go off topic all the time, he launches into song, he mis-pronounces words ("Those plans never came into 'fluition'), he starts talking about the day he found out his dad was diagnosed with AIDS and all of a sudden starts talking about what a "tender-roni" his girlfriend is! It's unlike any audio book I've listened to before, and it definitely may irritate people. But to me, the idea of T.M yapping in my ear is entertaining, no matter what he's yapping about.
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- Cathy

Rambling, shocking and almost coherent.

Tracy sounds like a drunken uncle recalling his life. The audio book is conversational and jumps all over the place, I can only hope that the print edition has punctuation, because this version is lacking. Morgan is a genuinely emotional person and is moved to tears when talking about the loss of friends and family to AIDS and violence. The only time he lightens up is when he talks about selling crack and sleeping with $5 crack whores. Not funny, not a memoir but an interesting conversation.
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- Daniel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-20-2009
  • Publisher: Random House Audio