The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

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In the bestselling tradition of Sloane Crosleya€™s I Was Told Therea€™d Be Cake and Mindy Kalinga€™s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a collection of humorous essays on what ita€™s like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits, and black as cool. My name is a€œJa€ and Ia€™m awkwarda€”and 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 isna€™t easy. But when Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Awarda€“winning hit series a€œThe Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, a€ is that introverta€”whether shea€™s navigating love, work, friendships, or a€œrappinga€a€”it 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 yourselfa€”natural 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 onea€”awkward or cool, black, white, or othera€”will 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
Author:Issa Rae
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2015-02-10


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