Video: What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker, Explained

Today is What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker’s birthday, and to celebrate it, here’s me talking about the book. And also parenthood, the value of humor, Darius Lovehall, and existing while black in white America. And by “talking about the book” I mean “talking about the book and also reading one of my terrible, awful, ridiculous poems from college — which is also in the book.

Anyway, watch please. And then go buy it, cause it would be a great birthday present for my book.


Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and the author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker (Ecco/HarperCollins)

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Old white guy

Hey, Damon wrote a book!

I wonder if the white house has received their 50 copies yet? Or are they still reading “Becoming”?

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