. A reflection on her own unique experiences as a cyber pioneer yet universally appealing, white, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is a book no one—awkward or cool, black, or other—will want to miss. Atria 37 Ink. Now, rae covers everything from cybersexing in the early days of the Internet to deflecting unsolicited comments on weight gain, in this debut collection of essays written in her witty and self-deprecating voice, from navigating the perils of eating out alone and public displays of affection to learning to accept yourself—natural hair and all.
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl - 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. That someone was right. Where do i start? being an introvert in a world that glorifies cool isn’t easy.
We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and TrueDey Street Books - In the wake of rape allegations made against director and actor Nate Parker, Union—a forty-four-year-old actress who launched her career with roles in iconic ’90s movies—instantly became the insightful, outspoken actress that Hollywood has been desperately awaiting. The power of sharing truth. With honesty and heartbreaking wisdom, she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault: "It is for you that I am speaking.
. Collection of essays. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, coping with crushes, beauty standards, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, and competition between women in Hollywood, puberty, and the divorce of her parents.
We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True - Competition between women in Hollywood. Union tackles a range of experiences. This is real. We are real. In this moving collection of thought provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, feminism, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, and fame.
Genuine and perceptive, union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty. New york times bestsellernominated for the naacp image award for outstanding literary worknamed a Best Book of the Year by The RootChosen by Emma Straub as a Best New Celebrity Memoir“A book of essays as raw and honest as anyone has ever produced.
The Last Black UnicornGallery Books - Collection of essays. Or at least she could make enough money—as the paid school mascot and in-demand Bar Mitzvah hype woman—to get her hair and nails done, so then she might get a boyfriend. Competition between women in Hollywood. New york times bestseller from stand-up comedian, and breakout star of girls trip, comes The Last Black Unicorn, edgy, and unflinching collection of extremely personal essays, a sidesplitting, hysterical, Tiffany Haddish, actress, as fearless as the author herself.
Growing up in one of the poorest neighborhoods of South Central Los Angeles, Tiffany learned to survive by making people laugh. The power of sharing truth. By turns hilarious, filthy, and brutally honest, grateful, The Last Black Unicorn shows the world who Tiffany Haddish really is—humble, down-to-earth, and funny as hell.
The Last Black Unicorn - None of that worked and she’s still single, but it allowed Tiffany to imagine a place for herself where she could do something she loved for a living: comedy. Union tackles a range of experiences. Finally poised to become a household name, sharing, she recounts with heart and humor how she came from nothing and nowhere to achieve her dreams by owning, and using her pain to heal others.
And now, she’s ready to inspire others through the power of laughter. Tiffany can’t avoid being funny—it’s just who she is, whether she’s plotting shocking, jaw-dropping revenge on an ex-boyfriend or learning how to handle her newfound fame despite still having a broke person’s mind-set.
Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create ItAtria Books - Beginning with his journey from the small town of moncks corner, nicki minaj, kanye west, South Carolina to his headline grabbing interviews with celebrities like Justin Bieber, and Hillary Clinton, he shares how he turned his troubled early life around by owning his many mistakes and refusing to give up on his dreams, Jay-Z, even after his controversial opinions got him fired from several on-air jobs.
Union tackles a range of experiences. The power of sharing truth. Combining his own story with bold advice and his signature commitment to honesty at all costs, Charlamagne hopes this book will give others the confidence to live their own truths. Collection of essays. Touchstone. Instant new york times bestseller charlamagne Tha God—the self-proclaimed “Prince of Pissing People Off, ” co-host of Power 105.
Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It - 1’s the breakfast club, and “hip-hop’s howard Stern”—shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one’s truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness. In his new book, often controversial, Charlamagne Tha God presents his comic, and always brutally honest insights on how living an authentic life is the quickest path to success.
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Around the Way Girl: A Memoir37 Ink - The power of sharing truth. She shares stories of her father, a vietnam vet who was bowed but never broken by life's challenges, and of her mother who survived violence both in the home and on DC's volatile streets. From academy award nominee, and star of the motion picture Hidden Figures, Golden Globe winner, Taraji P.
Atria / 37 Ink. Touchstone. Johnson, the screen actress writes of her family, Yvette, and the iconic Cookie from Empire, Queenie, Shug, yet is all Taraji, the one she was born into and the one she created. She is at heart just a girl in pursuit of her dreams. Competition between women in Hollywood. Here too she opens up about her experiences as a single mother, a journey some saw as a burden but which she saw as a gift.
Around the Way Girl: A Memoir - Union tackles a range of experiences. Collection of essays. Henson, friends, comes an inspiring and funny book about family, the hustle required to make it from DC to Hollywood, and the joy of living in your own truth. With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including NASA physicist mathematician Katherine G.
With laugh-out-loud humor and candor, she shares the challenges and disappointments of the actor’s journey and shows us that behind the red carpet moments, she is ever authentic. Around the way girl is also a classic actor’s memoir in which Taraji reflects on the world-class instruction she received at Howard University and the pitfalls that come with being a black actress.
The Mother of Black Hollywood: A MemoirAmistad - Henson, and many more, Jenifer cemented her status as the “Mother of Black Hollywood. When an undiagnosed menatl illness stymies jenifer’s career, her quest for wholeness becomes a harrowing and inspiring tale, culminating in a breakdown while filming The Temptations, including revelations of bipolar disorder and sex addiction.
Written with no-holds-barred honesty and illustrated with more than forty color photographs, this gripping memoir is filled with insights gained through a unique life that offers a universal message: “Love yourself so that love will not be a stranger when it comes. Collection of essays. Touchstone. This multitalented “force of nature” landed her first Broadway role within eleven days of her graduation from college and later earned the title “Reigning Queen of High-Camp Cabaret.
In the audaciously honest voice that her fans adore, Jenifer describes her transition to Hollywood, with guest roles on hits like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Friends. Her movie jackie’s back! became a cult favorite, Tupac Shakur, and as the “Mama” to characters portrayed by Whitney Houston, Taraji P.
The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir - Union tackles a range of experiences. The power of sharing truth. Competition between women in Hollywood. National book club conference ‘book of the year’ award winnerfrom her more than three hundred appearances for film and television, performing comedy or drama, as an unforgettable lead or a scene stealing supporting character, Jenifer Lewis has established herself as one of the most respected, stage and cabaret, talented, admired, and versatile entertainers working today.
You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to ExplainPlume - 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” Collection of essays. Touchstone. Now, she's ready to take these topics to the page—and she’s going to make you laugh as she’s doing it.
Using her trademark wit alongside pop-culture references galore, Robinson explores everything from why Lisa Bonet is “Queen. Jesus, ” to breaking down the terrible nature of casting calls, 2 dope Queens, to giving her less-than-traditional advice to the future female president, all told in the same conversational voice that launched her podcast, and demanding that the NFL clean up its act, to the top spot on iTunes.
You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain - . Time. A new york times best seller • “a must-read. Phoebe robinson discusses race and feminism in such a funny, and specific way, real, it penetrates your brain and stays with you. Ilana glazer, co-creator and co-star of broad citya hilarious and timely essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from comedy superstar and 2 Dope Queens podcaster Phoebe RobinsonBeing a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day.
Union tackles a range of experiences.
Made for Love: A NovelEcco - Named a best book of 2017 by gq • popsugar • npr • huffington post • electric literature • the new yorkerchosen as a 2017 best summer read pick bypublishers weekly • new york magazine • Buzzfeed • Refinery29 • Vulture • Nylon From the exciting and provocative writer of Tampa, a poignant, riotously funny story of how far some will go for love—and how far some will go to escape it.
Hazel has just moved into a trailer park of senior citizens, with her father and Diane—his extremely lifelike sex doll—as her roommates. Perceptive and compulsively readable, profound meditation marriage, Made for Love is at once an absurd, monogamy, raunchy comedy and a dazzling, and family. Union tackles a range of experiences.
Competition between women in Hollywood. The power of sharing truth. But when he demands to wirelessly connect the two of them via brain chips in a first-ever human “mind-meld, ” Hazel decides what was once merely irritating has become unbearable. Life with hazel’s father is strained at best, but her only alternative seems even bleaker.
Made for Love: A Novel - She’s just run out on her marriage to byron Gogol, CEO and founder of Gogol Industries, a monolithic corporation hell-bent on making its products and technologies indispensable in daily life. For over a decade, hazel put up with being veritably quarantined by Byron in the family compound, her every movement and vital sign tracked.
Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own PersonSimon & Schuster - But in truth, she was also afraid. In the before, shonda’s introvert life revolved around burying herself in work, snuggling her children, and comforting herself with food. Her iconic characters—meredith Grey, Cristina Yang, Olivia Pope, Annalise Keating—live boldly and speak their minds. With three children at home and three hit television shows on TV, it was easy to say that she was simply too busy.
An instant new york times bestseller*** in this poignant, and deeply intimate call to arms, hollywood’s most powerful woman, hilarious, the mega-talented creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder reveals how saying YES changed her life—and how it can change yours too.
Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person - She’s the creator and producer of some of the most groundbreaking and audacious shows on television today: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder. Afraid of cocktail party faux pas like chucking a chicken bone across a room; petrified of live television appearances where Shonda Rhimes could trip and fall and bleed out right there in front of a live studio audience; terrified of the difficult conversations that came so easily to her characters on-screen.
And then, on thanksgiving 2013, shonda’s sister muttered something that was both a wake up and a call to arms: You never say yes to anything. This poignant, intimate, and cyrus beene, and hilarious memoir explores shonda’s life before her Year of Yes—from her nerdy, whose ultimate goal wasn’t marriage, book-loving childhood creating imaginary friends to her devotion to creating television characters who reflected the world she saw around her like Cristina Yang, who is a Republican and gay.
Then shonda, knew she had to embrace the challenge: for one year, the youngest of six children from a supremely competitive family, she would say YES to everything that scared her. Competition between women in Hollywood.
Queen Sugar: A NovelPenguin Books - Ecco. The power of sharing truth. As the sweltering summer unfolds, Charley struggles to balance the overwhelming challenges of a farm in decline with the demands of family and the startling desires of her own heart. Touchstone. Competition between women in Hollywood. Collection of essays. Great product! The inspiration for the acclaimed OWN TV series produced by Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay“Smart and heartfelt and highly recommended.
Karen joy fowler, and critics alike are embracing queen sugar and cheering for its heroine, Charley Bordelon, booksellers, author of The Jane Austen Book ClubReaders, an African American woman and single mother struggling to build a new life amid the complexities of the contemporary South. When charley unexpectedly inherits eight hundred acres of sugarcane land, she and her eleven-year-old daughter say goodbye to smoggy Los Angeles and head to Louisiana.
Queen Sugar: A Novel - Union tackles a range of experiences. Atria / 37 Ink. She soon learns, however, that cane farming is always going to be a white man’s business. Bookazine Bertrams Stock. Queen sugar a Novel By; Natalie Baszile.
Dear White People37 Ink - The film, dear white people, garnered a Sundance Award for “Breakthrough Talent” and has been hailed by critics everywhere. Now a netflix original series* in the satirical tradition of the new york Times bestseller Stuff White People Like comes this witty companion book to the “incredibly entertaining” Indiewire film of the same name, which “heralds a fresh and funny new voice” Variety.
Right out of college, justin Simien wrote a screenplay about the nuanced experiences of four black students on a predominantly white college campus. Great product! Competition between women in Hollywood. Channeling the sensibility of the film into this book, Simien will keep you laughing with his humorous observations, even if you haven’t seen the satiric film.
Dear White People - Bookazine Bertrams Stock. Rather than panic, readers are advised to purchase a copy of Dear White People. Touchstone. Ecco. Whether you are a dear white person wondering why your black office mate is avoiding eye contact with you after you ran your fingers through her hair, or you’re a black nerd who has to break it to your white friends that you’ve never seen The Wire, stereotype-diffusing guide to a post-Obama world has something for you! With decision-making trees to help you decide when it’s the right time to wear Blackface hint: probably never and quizzes to determine whether you’ve become the Token Black Friend™, this myth-busting, Dear White People is the ultimate silly-yet-authoritative handbook to help the curious and confused navigate racial microaggressions in their daily lives.
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