Publisher:New York, NY :Atria Books/37 Ink, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.,2015.
"Atria non fiction original hardcover"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A/S/L -- FAT -- ABG Guide: Public Grazing -- Leading Lady -- ABG Guide: Connecting with Other Blacks -- When You Can't Dance -- Hair Hierarchy -- ABG Guide: The Hair Advantage -- Public Displays of Affection -- African Dad -- Dating Lessons & Summer Lust -- ABG Guide: Black Women & Asian Men -- Musical Ambitions & Failures -- The Struggle -- Halfrican -- Fashion Deficient -- New York, NY -- ABG Guide: When Co-workers Attack.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.