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Born a Crime – A (Rare) Book Review | The Happy Quitter!

The Happy Quitter! read Trevor Noah’s book Born a Crime and loved it. Here’s the review…

“I visited Africa numerous times; I love the continent, the people, the colors and the beauty, but no matter how hard I tried, I could never really understand Apartheid. Born a Crime is one of the best biographies I have read. This book surprised me–and that’s not so easily done. It’s about South Africa, about apartheid, poverty, domestic abuse and so much more. The writing is brilliant, there were moments when I had to stop reading because I needed to digest what I had just learned, and there were moments when I smiled or laughed out loud…” ~ The Happy Quitter

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. swo8

    Trevor Noah was interviewed on the CBC about his book. Quite an interesting man.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Yes, he is. Do you see him on The Daily Show?

      • swo8

        Only briefly.

  2. TheChattyIntrovert

    good to know–bought that book a few months ago and it’s on my read list (which if I go chronological means it’s gonna take years before I actually do–but I can skip a few ahead!)

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Speed-reading? But if you’re like me, you want to savor a good book. 🙂

      • TheChattyIntrovert

        nah, more like I have a list (mostly chronological by publication year and LOC #) that I’ve been trying to get through, so things published the past couple of years are gonna be a while. I made a spreadsheet with every 5th space blank for that “impulse read” that has to be out of order.

      • JoAnn Chateau

        Very organized. Loves to read. Refers to Library of Congress numbers… Are you a librarian? If so, what kind of setting?

      • TheChattyIntrovert

        Maybe in another life I was. I ended up with over 1,000 books and needed a way to put them all in some kind of order (and I had a summer without a job, a ride, and anything else to do–so I bought library labels to put on the spines). I got used to LOC #s thanks to college, and it made sense instead of guesstimating the best place to put a certain book.

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