Why Is Sarah Silverman Quoted On the Back of Gil Scott-Heron's Memoir?

We often receive advance copies of forthcoming books here at the office. Today we got The Last Holiday, memoir of recently deceased Gil Scott-Heron, which is coming out in January 2012. These are the people quoted on the back: Chuck D, Eminem, and...Sarah Silverman.

Yes, Sarah Silverman.

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Nick Murray

It's random, right? Chuck D and Eminem, OK, that makes sense. But what connection could Sarah Silverman possibly have to Gil Scott-Heron, radical poet, artist, and musician?


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Her blurb came from a tweet. Book publishing is really something these days.

[h/t Nick Murray]

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