Charlamagne Tha God has released his second book titled Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks On Me. This novel reveals a side often not seen by the well known radio host. A sense of vulnerability is developed and revealed in the text of the pages. Nonetheless, the radio host does not leave out his trademark provocative commentary in the novel. The book discuss many deep issues like his very own personal struggle with a stress disorder, anxiety and his need to for therapy.

The radio host turned author has dedicated an entire chapter of his novel to mental awareness and stress, specifically hitting home on stress and disorders amongst black Americans. The author writes from a personal perspective during this chapter as he knows the struggle of being a black man with stress in American society today. He notes that his deep faith and therapy have been ways for him to resolve his stress and anxiety disorder. He has been able to improve with how he deals with issues he typically would avoid.

As a father, Charlamagne Tha God informs readers throughout his book about the Me Too Movement. He has two daughters and is expecting his third and wants his readers to know the importance of men being accountable for the way they interact with women. He has dealt personally with this, especially during his days of selling drugs to females in South Carolina.

Charlamagne Tha God uses his platform as a radio personality, television host and social media influencer to speak his truth and personal stories to the world. His novel is eye-opening to his past and personal situations he has dealt with in his life. Readers are able to see the famous The Breakfast Club co-host in a different light. Most of all this non-fiction work of literature explores topics that need to be discussed. The author highlights his younger days in South Carolina, being a apart of the hip hop culture, his concerns for his daughters living in the Me Too Movement era, America’s way of dealing with black mental illness and the launching of his second novel.

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This spring, Sean Penn released his new book “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” , it is a satirical novel that appears to take aim at the issues facing the U.S.. This month, Penn sat down with Trevor Noah and Vogue Magazine to talk about the book. Though Noah said that the book is hard to describe, it is a clear stab at the current political issues in the U.S. which Penn has never been shy of talking about. Penn told Noah that the book looks at the “dark side of human nature” and how humans can be easily fascinated with dark and fascist tendencies. The book is about Bob Honey, a very angry American who looks at the world through pessimistic eyes. Bob has a very unique side job, he goes on mallet wielding sprees, killing older citizens that he thinks stand in the way of progress.

Penn told Vogue, that the book sits on a parallel plane to the #METOO movement, and this seems apparent as Bob witnesses many current events in the U.S. For example, Bob experiences the presidential election of 2016, and later even writes an angry letter to the elected president, telling him how unfit he is for office. Penn tells Noah that the book looks into the desire many people have to serve their country, even if they are misguided or lack purpose. Bob seems to be this, and this could explain why he goes on these murder sprees for the name of “progress.”

Aside from just talking about the book, Penn fills in the listeners about what has happened in his life over the last few years, and what may have inspired his book. First off, Penn talks about his anger towards Trump’s comments about Haiti and other developing countries. He then goes into his friendship with the late Hugo Chavez, and the state of affairs in Venezuela at the moment. Penn wraps up the interview by criticizing the U.S.’s war on drugs, and how he felt that interviewing el Chapo was crucial for his understanding of it.