The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (Hardcover)

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Perhaps the best part of Issa's book is the universality of the awkward experience.  We've all had those moments growing up but Issa shares her in a funny and moving voice, and her moments have gone on to shape her as a YouTube star, writer, and voice of a new generation.  Pick up this book by Stanford alumna Issa Rae. --Nicole 

— From Staff Picks - Nicole


The "brilliantly wry" (Lena Dunham) and "lovably awkward" (Mindy Kaling) New York Times bestseller from the creator of HBO's Insecure.

In the bestselling tradition of Sloane 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781476749051
ISBN-10: 1476749051
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: February 10th, 2015
Pages: 224
Language: English