South African comedian and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah can now officially add published author to his resumé. Being the great story teller that he is, this opportunity will prove extremely beneficial not just financially but to his ever expanding career as well.
Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Chelsea Handler are some of the most successful comedians and they’ve all released extremely successful books. Now Trevor’s joining the book club and he shows no signs of slowing down. He said: “I couldn’t find a good book about myself so I decided to write one, and just like me this book doesn’t have an appendix.”
The book hasn’t been titled as yet, but an imprint of Random House Books, Spiegel and Grau, announced that it’ll be a collection of essays about his childhood and growing up in South Africa during the last gasps of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise.
“Trevor Noah is a naturally brilliant storyteller — funny and light on his feet, but with moments of true depth and emotional resonance. He has a remarkable tale to tell. We’re very excited to bring Trevor’s vivid and original voice to readers in this book about the power and necessity of laughter even — or especially — in the face of the world’s absurdities and injustices,” says Chris Jackson, executive editor at Spiegel and Grau.
Trevor will reportedly earn $3 million (R49 500 000) for penning his memoir and local publishing company Pan Macmillan has already secured exclusive rights to publish his book in South Africa.
The memoir is expected to be released in November.
Source: GQ SA