In the bestselling tradition of Sloane Crosleyas I Was Told Theread Be Cake and Mindy Kalingas Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a collection of humorous essays on what itas like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits, and black as cool. My name is aJa and Iam awkwardaand black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be. That someone was right. Where do I start? Being an introvert in a world that glorifies cool isnat easy. But when Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Awardawinning hit series aThe Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, a is that introvertawhether sheas navigating love, work, friendships, or arappingaait sure is entertaining. Now, in this debut collection of essays written in her witty and self-deprecating voice, Rae covers everything from cybersexing in the early days of the Internet to deflecting unsolicited comments on weight gain, from navigating the perils of eating out alone and public displays of affection to learning to accept yourselfanatural hair and all. A reflection on her own unique experiences as a cyber pioneer yet universally appealing, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is a book no oneaawkward or cool, black, white, or otherawill want to miss.If it werena#39;t for YouTube, I would still be at studios trying to convince executives that Awkward Black Girls really do exist. If it werena#39;t for YouTube, I would have been indefinitely discouraged by the network executive who suggested that actress/video girl/Lil Waynea#39;s babya#39;s mother, ... by their natural hair in a media society that tells them their hair should be straightened and their skin should be lighter.
|Title||:||The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2015-02-10|