I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual - Luvvie Ajayi

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Luvvie Ajayi, popular blogger at Awesomelyluvvie.com, brings her wit, irreverent views, and fierce humor to her collection, I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual. In her collection of insightful essays, Ajayi ridicules the spectacle of pop culture, from the never-ending iterations of The Real Housewives series to click-bait headlines driving fake news. This is Ajayi’s guidebook for navigating our super-connected digital world. However, it’s not all jokes in this poignant debut. Ajayi shines brightest when she takes on racial justice. In a moving essay about the story of Sandra Bland and policing in America, Ajayi gets at the core of what is so jarring about the current state of the country. It’s a brilliant strategy; by discussing the ludicrous, Ajayi creates a bond with the reader, allowing space for more difficult and transformative conversations. In a world full of judgment, Luvvie is here to remind us of our flaws, our mistakes, and how we are in need of deep reflection. More than anything, she’s here to remind us there is still a space, and hope, for meaningful connection, and we can still laugh while doing it.

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ISBN: 9781627796064
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - September 13th, 2016

You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain - Phoebe Robinson

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Known for her hilarious Podcast, 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson uses her comedic stylings in this book of essays on what it feels like to be a black woman today who still has to explain her existence to the world around her. An example of how the personal becomes political, she shares her own life experiences as a way for others to learn more about black women as a marginalized group by relating to her life’s struggles and triumphs. Good for anyone who loves to read short, comical, yet smart and substantive essays about black womanhood today.

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By Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780143129202
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Plume - October 4th, 2016

Carry This Book - Abbi Jacobson

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Do you have a millennial child or grandchild? Check. Do you want to be the world’s coolest parent or grandparent this holiday season? Check. Carry this Book (Viking, $25) is your golden ticket and hands-down the quirkiest, winningest stocking stuffer of the year. Sprung from the effervescent imagination of Abbi Jacobson, one half of the feminist comedy super-duo behind the Comedy Central hit Broad City, Carry this Book is filled with beautiful, pen-streaked, hand-drawn illustrations. Jacobson imagines what lies in the bags and pockets of the famous; here are her renderings of the things carried by historical figures ranging from Gandhi (a soccer ball and fake teeth) to Anna Wintour (Chipotle Burrito card, “extra guac always”). This is a sly and warm commentary on our new celebrity culture—on the things that truly make us all who we are, when social media isn’t watching.

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ISBN: 9780735221598
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Viking - October 25th, 2016