NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP)– Trevor Noah is working on a book of personal essays due for release in November.
Publisher Spiegel & Grau told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it had acquired a collection of personal essays by the 31-year-old Noah about “growing up in South Africa during the last gasps of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise.” The book is currently untitled and will come out in November.READ MORE: Police: Man Stabbed In Head With Machete After Argument At Walmart In Kearny, N.J.
“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 issued through Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but two publishing officials with knowledge of the negotiations said the deal was worth more than $3 million. The officials were not authorized to discuss the deal and asked not to be identified.READ MORE: 19-Year-Old Shot In Brooklyn, Police Searching For Suspect
“Trevor Noah is a naturally brilliant storyteller — funny and light on his feet, but with moments of true depth and emotional resonance. He has a remarkable tale to tell. We’re very excited to bring Trevor’s vivid and original voice to readers in this book about the power and necessity of laughter even — or especially — in the face of the world’s absurdities and injustices,” Spiegel & Grau Executive Editor Chris Jackson told USA Today.
Former “Daily Show” host and New York native Jon Stewart worked with his team on the 2004 best-seller “America (The Book.)” Other comedians, including Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling, have found success in publishing books of essays.
Noah began on the “The Daily Show” as a contributor back in 2014 and took over as host last fall.MORE NEWS: Group Of Women Accused Of Assaulting, Robbing Victim After Inviting Her To Party On Instagram
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