Born A Crime, Trevor Noah's brilliant memoir of his South African childhood was a phenomenon. It was in the New York Times top ten for months and has been a huge bestseller all round the world. It won several prizes including the Thurber Prize for comic writing. This is the eagerly awaited next installment of his incredible story. 19 year-old Trevor leaves home and promptly manages to fall foul of the local mafia who want to kill him. His love life is a complete disaster; his jobs full of mistakes and missteps -- he even ends up in prison -- yet somehow he generally manages to come out on top. The story of the night where he gets the job of taking all the contestants for Miss Universe out on the town and (of course) it all goes horribly wrong is particularly unforgettable. Like Born a Crime this is far more than a must-read memoir, painting a brilliant and moving portrait of a country in change.
Trevor Noah is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show. He first joined the show as a contributor in 2014 and succeeded Jon Stewart as host in 2015. While The Daily Show has introduced Noah to an American audience, he's long been a popular comedian around the globe. Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah rose to stardom with The Racist, his one-man show at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which enjoyed a sold-out run and became one of the most talked-about shows at the festival that year. He made his US television debut that year on The Tonight Show with Jay Lenoand has also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late-night programme. He lives in New York.