This is a superb autobiography by Trevor Noah, best known in New Zealand as the South African comedian who took over from Jon Stewart as the host of US television's iconic “The Daily Show”. It's the story of his life – about being born, literally, “a crime” during the apartheid years in South Africa, growing up as a “coloured” child (son of a black woman and a white man) during the years of racial segregation, his family's life in the townships and segregated areas, the changes in the country post-1994, and Noah's ascent to national and international fame. It's also a testimonial of love to his incredibly strong, resilient mother who challenged the expectations and norms of the grindingly poor and oppressed society in which she grew up, raised Noah by herself (despite being unable even to hold his hand in public during the apartheid regime), and enabled him to move away from the poverty-stricken future his past might otherwise have condemned him to. It's definitely worth buying the audio version of the book as Noah narrates this himself and puts his amazing linguistic and mimicry talents to great use in conveying the personalities of the people he describes in the book. I can recommend this book unreservedly. It's simultaneously funny, informative, fascinating and inspirational – a wonderful read and a great way of coming to understand just how far the extraordinary Trevor Noah has travelled in his life's journey.