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That Was Fast! Trevor Noah Is Publishing a Book of Personal Essays

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Just like his Daily Show papa, Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah is wasting no time inking that book deal: Noah has announced he’s publishing his first book of personal essays in November with Spiegel & Grau, a Penguin Random House imprint. The essays will detail Noah’s life in South Africa “during the last gasps of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise,” experiences he often inserts into his comedy. But if it seems a little premature to be shelling out millions ($3 million, reportedly) for more words from a guy who’s been in the Daily Show chair less than six months, well, hey, Stewart published his first collection of essays (1998’s Naked Pictures of Famous People) a year before his TDS tenure even began. So take that, Noah! Why the need to commit his life story to paper? “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,” Noah said in a statement. Touché. Fingers crossed his essays have better editing than his old tweets ever did.

Trevor Noah to Publish Book of Personal Essays