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You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain - Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams
You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain
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"A must-read…Phoebe Robinson discusses race and feminism in such a funny, real, and specific way, 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 upcoming comedy... show more
"A must-read…Phoebe Robinson discusses race and feminism in such a funny, real, and specific way, 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 upcoming comedy superstar and 2 Dope Queens podcaster Phoebe RobinsonBeing a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day. Comedian Phoebe Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years: she's been unceremoniously relegated to the role of "the black friend," as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial; she's been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy Joel ("isn’t that . . . white people music?"); she's been called "uppity" for having an opinion in the workplace; she's been followed around stores by security guards; and yes, people do ask her whether they can touch her hair all. the. time. 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. Bae. Jesus," to breaking down the terrible nature of casting calls, to giving her less-than-traditional advice to the future female president, and demanding that the NFL clean up its act, all told in the same conversational voice that launched her podcast, 2 Dope Queens, to the top spot on iTunes. 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.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143129202 (0143129201)
ASIN: 143129201
Publisher: Plume
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
5.0
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleThis book was hilarious and I loved it. Using humor and a plethora of pop culture reference, Robinson discusses various topics with a focus on race and gender. Personally, I thought Robinson's humor paired well with some of the harsher truths she bring...
Tea's Haunted House
Tea's Haunted House rated it
4.0 You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson
Date Published: October 4, 2016 Format: NOOK book Source: Personal Copy Date Read: December 26, 2018 Winter COYER reading list Blurb: A hilarious and affecting essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from celebrated stand-up comedian and WNYC podcaster Phoebe Robinson.Phoebe Robinson ...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
3.0 You Can't Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson
Phoebe Robinson is a black American comedian/actress who discusses racism and feminism with heavy doses of pop culture references in this book. A lot of it was interesting, but she lost me several times with the pop culture sections and relentless references, and I kinda skipped over a few bits wher...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
4.0 You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain
This is about black issues and women's issues, but it's totally upbeat. She isn't negative about anything. She gives lots of pointers to all people of how to do your best in situations. She also has a section to her niece who is biracial and encourages her to embrace her black side and white side...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0
In the sake of fairness, I should note that like Robinson, I think Lisa Bonet is the da bomb. I always loved Denise best, mostly because she was the oldest girl who was regularly on the Cosby Show. However, I do think it is interesting that Robinson slights as proof as Bonet's awesome ablitiy her hu...
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