Tracy Morgan: The New Black

tracy-morgan-black-book_lLast night’s episode of “30 Rock” had Tina Fey’s character, Liz Lemon (my cousin), causing Tracy Morgan’s character hurt with her autobiography. Meanwhile, Morgan himself has just published such a book in real-life. Of the process, he says: “It was interesting, it was scary, it was real painful.” He’s talking about looking back on his life for “I Am The New Black.” The resulting book is also all of those things as the “30 Rock” star recounts his hard scrabble childhood in Brooklyn’s Tompkins Houses projects, the death of his ex-heroin addict father from AIDS, his days as a drug dealer, and his (now famously) cool relationships with former Saturday Night Live colleagues Cheri Oteri and Chris Kattan. In an interview with EW, Morgan discusses the book, his days at SNL, and his biggest fear.

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