Trevor Noah's Born A Crime has value because of Trevor Noah's unique and compelling voice and his wide appeal. Noah, best known for his work on The Daily Show, tells the story of his life under apartheid and post-apartheid in South Africa. Many people who have read Born A Crime may have never read such an account of life there during that time, or even been aware that it happened, had it not been written about by Noah. The book is at turns humorous and serious, giving it both the weight necessary for the topic as well as a humorous side, which has made it a best-seller. Noah's insight and willingness to share not only his experiences but also his thoughts and feelings throughout his life make it a book well worth reading.