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Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be : essays / Nichole Perkins.

Perkins, Nichole, (author.).

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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538702741
  • ISBN: 1538702746
  • Physical Description: 263 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes reading group guide.
Formatted Contents Note:
Fast -- A woman who shouts -- Kermit the Frog -- The women -- Prince's girl -- White boys -- Janet Jackson and the all-black uniform -- Softness -- My brother the superhero -- HBCUs taught me -- Scandalous -- Keyboard courage -- Don't take roses away from me -- I love Niles Crane -- My Kameelah-ass list -- The night I took shrooms -- The bonnet -- How to build a man-made tourist attraction -- Call it by its name -- Bones, depression, and me -- The life of a succubus.
Summary, etc.:
"Pop culture is the Pandora's Box of our lives. Racism, wealth, poverty, beauty, inclusion, exclusion, and hope -- all of these intractable and unavoidable features course through the media we consume. Examining pop culture's impact on her life, Nichole Perkins takes readers on a rollicking trip through the last twenty years of music, media and the internet from the perspective of one southern Black woman. She explores her experience with mental illness and how the TV series Frasier served as a crutch, how her role as mistress led her to certain internet message boards that prepared her for current day social media, and what it means to figure out desire and sexuality and Prince in a world where marriage is the only acceptable goal for women. Combining her sharp wit, stellar pop culture sensibility, and trademark spirited storytelling, Nichole boldly tackles the damage done to women, especially Black women, by society's failure to confront the myths and misogyny at its heart, and her efforts to stop the various cycles that limit confidence within herself. By using her own life and loves as a unique vantage point, Nichole humorously and powerfully illuminates how to take the best pop culture has to offer and discard the harmful bits, offering a mirror into our own lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Perkins, Nichole.
African American authors > 21st century > Biography.
African American women authors > 21st century > Biography.
Podcasters > United States > Biography.
Popular culture.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black.
Genre: Essays.

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