The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

by Issa Rae


In the bestselling tradition of Mindy Kalings Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me a collection of humorous essays on what its like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits and Black as cool My name is J andIm 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 isnt easy But when Issa Rae the creator of the Shorty Award-winning hit series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is that introvert-whether shes 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-

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