The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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In the bestselling tradition of Sloan Crosley's I Was Told There'd Be Cake and Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a collection of humorous essays on what it's like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits, and black as cool. My name is "J" and I'm awkward--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 isn't easy. But when Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Award-winning hit series "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl," is that introvert--whether she's navigating love, work, friendships, or "rapping"--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 yourself--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 one--awkward or cool, black, white, or other--will want to miss.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781442386754
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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snailgem
May 26, 2019

Interesting, sometimes amusing, finally toward the last third I just couldn't relat.

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JStuart23
Nov 27, 2017

I love what Issa Rae does, but the audio book isn't very entertaining. The book leaves better images as you read, but the audio book is kinda monotone.

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jackieparker
Jan 04, 2017

This fairly light-weight entry into diverse memoir has valuable things to say about race, but is somewhat undermined by the search for humor. I suspect that it speaks loudest to those who share Rae's slightly pre-millenial cultural context. That is, those who are roughly her age.

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