You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain

You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain Author Phoebe Robinson
ISBN-10 0143129201
ISBN-13 9780143129202
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Plume
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A NEW YORK TIMESBEST SELLER A must readPhoebe Robinson discusses race and feminism in such a funny real and specific way it penetrates your brain and stays with you Ilana Glazer co creator and co star ofBroad CityA hilarious and timely essay collection about race gender and pop culture from upcoming comedy superstar and 2 Dope Queens podcasterPhoebe RobinsonBeing a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day Comedian PhoebeRobinson has experienced her fair share over the years she s been unceremoniously relegated to the role of the black friend as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial she s been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy Joel isnt that white people music she s been called uppity for having an opinion in the workplace she s been followed around stores by security guards and yes people do ask her whether they can touch her hair all the time Now she s ready to take these topics to the pageand shes going to make you laugh as shes doing it Using her trademark wit alongside pop culture references galore Robinson explores everything from why Lisa Bonet is Queen Bae Jesus to breaking down the terrible nature of casting calls to giving her less than traditional advice to the future female president and demanding that the NFL clean up its act all told in the same conversational voice that launched her podcast 2 Dope Queens to the top spot on iTunes As personal as it is political You Can t Touch My Hair examines our cultural climate and skewers our biases with humor and heart announcing Robinson as a writer on the rise One of Glamour s Top 10 Books of 2016 Featured on Refinery 29 s list of The Best Books Of 2016 So Far

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