NEW YORK (AP) – Gina Yashere has some tough stories to share, but also some inspiring ones.
A memoir by the comedian, writer and producer and actor is called “Cack-Handed” and will be released on June 8, Amistad announced Monday. According to the publisher, a HarperCollins print, Yashere will trace her life from growing up as a child of Nigerian immigrants in London to enduring the racist and sexist comments of colleagues while she was an elevator operator. It will also describe the fulfillment of her dream of moving to the US and becoming a stand-up comedian.
“The definition of cack-handed is left-handed, which is what I am, and clumsy and clumsy, whatever I am. It also represents the unconventional path my life and career have taken, “Yashere said in a statement.” This is a book about trying, whether you succeed or not. About wanting something and going for it, despite how ridiculous, impossible and stupid it may sound to other people. I am excited to take you on this journey through my crazy life. “
Yashere, 46, is a commentator on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah and has starred in stand-up specials for Netflix and Showtime. She is a co-creator of the sitcom “Bob Hearts Abishola”, in which she also appears and helps write.