Trevor Noah is writing for the kids!
The comedian, who has been keeping himself busy since he exited “The Daily Show” last September, has announced his latest project — a children’s book. He gave a first look at its cover in a social media post, garnering the attention of thousands of people, and they showed their enthusiasm for the upcoming tome.
This will be Noah’s second book since he released “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” in 2016. The autobiographical comedy book quickly rose above the ranks, landing a No. 1-selling international bestseller spot within weeks.
Trevor Noah’s Latest Literary Project Is Expected To Debut In October 2023
Four months after it was reported that Noah had signed a new book deal with the Random House Group imprint, One World, the 39-year-old has unveiled his latest publication. Taking to Instagram on Monday, the former television host shared the cover of the upcoming tome titled “Into the Uncut Grass.”
Illustrated by Christopher Myers, the cover showed a little boy holding a gate as an animal beside him tried to get his attention. Beneath the image, the Primetime Emmy Award winner wrote:
“I’ve always wanted to write a book for all ages and I’m really excited to announce “Into The Uncut Grass” will be out Oct 31st!”
As already mentioned above, the update brought out his fans, with one of them exclaiming in the comments, “I sure miss seeing you on tv but congrats on writing this book. Looking forward to reading it!” and another declaring, “Going to read a children’s book now.”
“Oh my goodness I could cry. I will be purchasing this immediately. So grateful for your presence in this complicated world of ours. Keep up the good work! 💜💜💜,” a third person commented. A fourth netizen yelled, “Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! 🔥🔥🔥 Can’t wait to GET MY HANDS ON IT! And to buy copies for all my teacher and mom friends.”
A fifth cybercitizen gushed, “Can’t believe I’ll finally be able to read another of your books for the first time congratulations buddy!” A correspondent on “The Daily Show,” Dulce Sloan also expressed her pride in Noah, as a seventh person chimed, “Omg can’t wait to get this. can finally get my nephew to read a book too.”
Similarly, an eighth fan hoped for a Dutch translation so they can read it to their nephew and a ninth added, “That’s very exciting! I loved your first book. Congratulations on making another dream come true!”
As for the book’s details, The Blast previously pointed out that it was dubbed as a “modern fable about forgiveness, acceptance, and the secret to solidarity.”
‘The Daily Show’ Alum Acknowledged Missing The Disciple Of Being A Television Host
During his appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” earlier this year, the South African native expressed contentment and nostalgia about his previous role on television. Per The Blast, he admitted that while he missed many aspects of it, he was more grateful to have left the daily grind behind after almost a decade.
When Colbert asked him how long it took to become accustomed to not having to prepare for the next episode of “The Daily Show” every night, he stated, “You know what, that took, I would say, two weeks, and then I realized, oh no, I don’t need to know, I just don’t need to know.”
Noah shared that his current situation allowed him to decide when he wanted to detach from following the news, a luxury he lacked when he was the host of the Comedy Central show. During his tenure, he had felt compelled to constantly stay updated by repeating a cycle of waking up and watching the news daily.
Admitting that he did not expect the show to become so demanding when he first took over hosting it in 2015, the “Black Panther” star said:
“Making a daily television show, in many ways, is like planning a wedding. So you’re thinking, who are the guests? What are you gonna wear? What’s gonna happen? Who’s gonna be making a toast? What will the speeches be about? What’s everybody eating? Who’s sitting where? How’s it all going? And then the wedding happens, and then you go, ‘Alright, we’re doing another wedding tomorrow.”
Despite the hassle, the political commentator admitted that he missed the sense of discipline from his previous role.