Trevor Noah writing book of personal essays due in November

NEW YORK -- Trevor Noah is upholding another tradition left from his Comedy Central predecessor Jon Stewart: He's writing a book.

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Publisher Spiegel & Grau told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it had acquired a collection of personal essays by the 31-year-old Noah about "growing up in South Africa during the last gasps of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise." The book is currently untitled and will come out in November.

"I couldn't find a good book about myself so I decided to write one. And just like me this book doesn't have an appendix," Noah said in a statement issued through Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but two publishing officials with knowledge of the negotiations said the deal was worth more than $3 million. The officials were not authorized to discuss the deal and asked not to be identified.

Stewart, whom Noah succeeded at Comedy Central last fall, collaborated with his "Daily Show" team on the 2004 bestseller "America (The Book)." In recent years, other comedians have had success with books of essays, including Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling.


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