Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Noah is a comedian, and sometimes drops a one-liner or story that’s a little jokey, or even very jokey. I thought the story about Hitler was LOL. But it’s not a comic book.
Noah is not a writer, so it’s not a literary, gripping, flowing book.
Noah is not THE GLASS CASTLE, so it’s not “OMG how I survived my crazy childhood”. There is racism and domestic abuse out the wazoo and worm-eating poverty. But it’s not a shock book.
Ultimately it is a story: the story of his mother. Noah knows what material he’s got, and that his mother’s story is the Big Story in his life, and he tells it simply and effectively.