Monday, August 7, 2017

Revolution for dummies

Revolution for dummies: laughing through the Arab Spring / Bassem Youssef, audio read by the author

Bassem Youssef was a heart surgeon who became the host of the biggest TV show in Egypt.  He is known as the Egyptian Jon Stewart because his show it modeled after "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."  Bassem became famous making fun of the political climate in Egypt during the "Arab Spring."  President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown during the revolution but soon another dictator rose to power.  Soon, Bassem's show was considered dangerous and he was getting death threats.  Eventually he fled Egypt to avoid being arrested.  This book tells his tale and does it well.  The narration by the author is good and I recommend the audio version if that is your thing.

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