Monday, October 20, 2008


Joseph C. Philips will be signing copies of his book, He Talk Like a White Boy: Reflections on Faith, Politics and Authenticity, on Saturday October 25 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The signing will be taking place at Barnes and Nobel Bookstore, North Park Mall Davenport, Iowa.

In this book, Mr. Philips talks about character, faith, family, identity and idealism and includes many reflections from his own life experiences as a black man who as the title puts it “talk like a white boy”. Phillips grew up in integrated Denver and was the son of a doctor. He had to deal with the fact that many members of his race would not like him because of his speech and preferences and later his conservative Republican beliefs. Even with things like music as a teenager he hid the fact that he liked Led Zeppelin and always said he liked jazz, but did not elaborate that this meant people like Benny Goodman.

The book opens with an anecdote from Phillip’s Junior High school. After he said something in class one of the fellow students spoke up saying “He talk like a white boy”. The teacher corrected the student by saying “no, he speaks like a white boy”.

Read the entire article, here.

Read our exclusive interview with Joseph, here.

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