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MADELIFE culture B E ST S E L L I N G BOOKS FOR THE MADE BY ASHLEI COOPER Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes To Those Who Create It CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD Co-host of Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club” Charlamagne Tha God shares his unlikely success story and how embracing his truth was necessary to finding his happiness. In Charlamagne’s often controversial, and always brutally honest tone, he takes readers back to the beginning of his journey in the small town of Moncks Corner, South Carolina. He shares how he turned a troubled childhood and young adulthood around when he started owning his mistakes and fighting for his dreams. Through a combination of his personal story with life advice, Charlamagne hopes this book will give others the confidence to be their best selves. How to Be Black BARATUNDE THURSTON Part satire, part guide and part memoir, this comedian and newly-minted Daily Show staffer’s first book recounts his hilarious coming-of-age experiences in urban Washington, D.C. It paints the picture of attending exclusive private schools while navigating life as a Black millennial. Topics range from handling micro-aggressive mispronunciation of names to being a better friend. Using the style of essays, the goal of the book is to be a satirical guide to race issues. made-magazine.com | 22