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Publisher's Summary

This program is read by the author.

From the New York Times best-selling author of Tears We Cannot Stop comes Michael Eric Dyson's Entertaining Race.

For more than 30 years, Michael Eric Dyson has played a prominent role in the nation as a public intellectual, university professor, cultural critic, social activist and ordained Baptist minister. He has presented a rich and resourceful set of ideas about American history and culture. Now for the first time he brings together the various components of his multihued identity and eclectic pursuits.

Entertaining Race is a testament to Dyson’s consistent celebration of the outsized impact of African American culture and politics on this country. Black people were forced to entertain white people in slavery, have been forced to entertain the idea of race from the start, and must find entertaining ways to make race an object of national conversation. Dyson’s career embodies these and other ways of performing Blackness, and in these chapters, ranging from 1991 to the present, he entertains race with his pen, voice and body, and occasionally, alongside luminaries like Cornel West, David Blight, Ibram X. Kendi, Master P, MC Lyte, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Alicia Garza, John McWhorter, and Jordan Peterson.

Most of this work will be new to readers, a fresh light for many of his long-time fans and an inspiring introduction for newcomers. Entertaining Race offers a compelling vision from the mind and heart of one of America’s most important and enduring voices. 

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

"Entertaining Race is a splendid way to spend quality time reading one of the most remarkable thinkers in America today." (Speaker Nancy Pelosi)

"To read Entertaining Race is to encounter the life-long vocation of a teacher who preaches, a preacher who teaches and an activist who cannot rest until all are set free." (Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock)

©2021 Michael Eric Dyson (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
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M.E.Dyson Entertaining At His Best

Let me count the ways I love this Linguist Genius, Master of Words and Extraordinary Teacher/Preacher. I devoured this audiobook because it was so entertaining in how he delivered every message. I laughed out loud constantly and paused for deep thought many times. I suggest you also get the hardcopy or eBook to slow down and savor the words on the page. Buy It, Gift It. Enjoy every minute of this excellent work of literary art.

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Great Listen!

Great listen!
He brought up a lot of topics I was familiar with and he brought up a few topics I'm going to look further into. I love rap and sports. The listen got me interested in some of the writers and civil rights leaders that was mentioned. Great job! 1

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Entertaining Race by Michael Eric Dyson

This is an excellent book! The narration made the book come alive! I loved the book and all the knowledge gained!

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Entertaining Rsce

Reading this book is like a breath of fresh air. Micheal so brilliantly describes America’s hypocritical prejudice. To be Black in America is to live in fear of its hatred. Thanks Michael for telling the black and white story without watering the story down. I love it

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Powerful

I've been a fan for many years so thank you for all of your enlightenment ✊🏿 I got to see you live at Men of Color just a few months ago.

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Educational

Thanks for the education on so many levels. Education bring about access to information. Much appreciated

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Dyson makes you laugh, makes you cry, makes you angry and makes you think.

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For People Struggling to Understand Our Time

This book is thick with wonderful language…. I felt like a person at thanksgiving unbuckling my belt to make room for more…. I recommend the audio version of this book to hear Dyson read his own words … It gives greater meaning and context to what he is saying. You have to hear him code switch between preacher, street,, Kings English, and the language of the academy. Warning: Do not expect to grasp this book in one or two passes…. As a student of Tex Sample, Dyson’s extraordinary work, speaks the language of the heart, soul, and mind, while raising important cultural, and economic issues, not just or our current location in time, but of our historical realities.

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An Entertaining Listen of "Entertaining Race"

After seeing and hearing Professor Michael Eric Dyson on TV over the years, I made a move to purchase an audible version of his book, "Entertaining Race." Listening for many hours to his narration was thoroughly enjoyable. From Beyonce to Alan Iverson to Barack H. Obama, Martin Luther King, Jr., Bill Cosby, and an entire cast of personalities, too numerous to list, made this listen an audible education. Informative, thought-provoking, funny, preaching, debate, and narration designed to build your vocabulary. I had to look up words such as "Manichaean" and "ontology." This first book will be my first of more writings by Michael Eric Dyson.