"Barack Like Me" follows Grier's personal journey, from marching as an 8-year-old with Dr. Martin Luther King and his failed junior high attempt to become a Black Panther (or Jimi Hendrix) to attending the inauguration of President Barack Obama - where he stood stuck behind a tree and saw nothing.
Along the way, Grier imagines joining President Obama's cabinet as "Secretary of Mirth" and describes how being black and famous is a big advantage when dealing with security lines at the airport (though strangely not helpful in restaurants, the bank, Starbucks, or the dry cleaners). He also sneaks readers backstage at Dancing with the Stars to expose the inner workings of the show-the camaraderie between dancers and stars, the excruciating rehearsals, and his experiences over four episodes-ending with a very UN-Barack-like meltdown.
David Alan Grier is an acclaimed comedian, award-winning actor, fake news pundit and TV host (Comedy Central's Chocolate News), and a contestant on ABC's smash hit, Dancing with the Stars.
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