Bassem Youssef was the host of Albernameg, the first-of-its-kind political satire showin the Middle East from 2011 until the show's termination by the Egyptian government in 2014. Youssef is currently the host of The Democracy Handbook, a digital series with Fusion TV, and now lives in the United States.
"Hilarious and Heartbreaking. Comedy shouldn't take courage, but it made an exception for Bassem." -- Jon Stewart "A smart, refreshing and hilariously funny account." -- Salon.com "An entertaining and eminently readable book about a Middle Eastern country written for Americans. If you have been bluffing your way through political conversations pretending to know the differences between Islamists and secular Muslims, Youssef's book is an easy, painless way to rectify that error." -- The Ringer If you want to understand the Arab Spring-even though it was really the African Spring, set off by a `small puny motherfucking country called Tunisia'-then this odd book is just the guide. -- Kirkus Reviews