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Abandoned as an infant on the streets of Greenville, Mississippi, and rescued by a loving white family, Tommy Davidson spent most of his childhood unaware that he was different from his brother and sister. All that changed as he came of age in a society of racial barriers - ones that he was soon to help break. On a fledgling network, Tommy joined the cast of In Living Color, alongside other relative newcomers including Jim Carrey, Rosie Perez, Jamie Foxx, and Jennifer Lopez - all united by an ingenious throng of Wayans siblings, poised to break new ground. 

Tommy gives listeners the never-before-told behind-the-scenes story of the first show born of the Hip Hop Nation: from its incredible rise, to his own creation of such unforgettable characters as Sweet Tooth Jones and appearing in such classic sketches as "Homie the Clown" and the unforgettable "Ugly Woman", through guest-star skirmishes to backstage tensions and the eventual fall of this pop-culture touchstone. And he also shares his very personal story of living with - and being inspired and empowered by - two distinct family histories. 

Told with humor and hard-won honesty by a singular voice whose family and friendships help him navigate a life of personal and professional highs and lows, Living in Color is a bracing, illuminating, and remarkable success story.

©2020 Tommy Davidson (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Peek behind the curtain..

I very much enjoyed reading his biography. I've been a fan of his since seeing him on "Partners in Crime" and have followed his career since. He gives great stories on the Wayans, Jim Carey and how it was to work on "In Living Color". I found out a lot about one of my favorite comdians. I'm glad Tommy reads it, so you can feel his passion. Great read.

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Very well done.

Very well done. I am a 63 yr old white women. Not that matters , just wanted to share my demographics.
How interesting. I have done close to 50 biographies and memoirs ,
his is one that kept my attention from being to end.
Great job Tommy.

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Tommy!!!

I really enjoyed this book. This has made me love Tommy Davidson so much more.

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love love love your book thank you for sharing you

your story is awesome. I feel it's a good listen and it really makes me want the book in hard copy I enjoyed referencing back to the different episodes and keeping up. you guys as a group have an awesome story I'm sure. tou all need to get together and do some interviews. extraordinary!

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Name Dropping

It’s at least 4hrs worth of name dropping!! Smdh! It’s nauseating honestly, I’ll fast forward soon as he starts to tell who was there

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wow tommy

So I had the luxury of meeting Tommy Davidson as one of those troops he mentioned in Korea. He was hilarious. I am pleased with the book it was a good read.
We oftentimes get pressed to be entertained not realizing there is a story behind the gift that is awesome. Great read great answers to random questions and super bummer about in living color.

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Great Read

I just enjoyed his story and learned a lot about a man I only knew though tv.

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Good book

Once I understood his intentions of the book I began to enjoy it. There was a little too much info on the behind the scenes of some of the projects that made his career, but some of it was interesting. The continuity could have been a little better but all in all, I enjoyed the story.

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Living in color sparkles

Tommy Davidson was always one of my favorites from back in the day. He had a versatility in his comedy and acting that always made me smile in a nod to the universe “bravo, another special one”

There was a nice flow to the book, his chapters made sense and in the end left me wanting more. I think Tommy has material for a fer more hours and I’d love to hear it.

I bought this book because he always made me laugh back in the 90s with all he did. I consider him a friend In my head. I’ll find myself wondering “hmm I wonder what TD is doing?”.

Im glad his momma found him and changed his fate. He’s a walking miracle (with a great sense of comedy).

I actually emailed Gerry Spense once and he emailed me back- I still have it. He was a legend and that name drop didn’t get lost on me. I hope there is a pic out there of those 2 together.


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Lil' Tommy D

This is an intimate window into the troubled soul of a comedic star who still has lots to share with the world. Can't wait for what's next!