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Comedian to visit Stonecrest Mall Oct. 17
Comedian and actor David Alan Grier will stop by Stonecrest Mall October 17 at 2 p.m. as part of the tour for his new book, "Barack Like Me: The Chocolate Covered Truth." The In Living Color star will appear at Borders Books and Music to meet fans and sign his edgy new book on what politics, culture, and race mean today, while recalling significant experiences from throughout his life, B.B. and A.B. (Before and After Barack).

"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.

The Mall at Stonecrest is located off I-20, exit 75 Turner Hill Road in Lithonia, Georgia. For more information, please visit