You Can't Touch My Hair Pdf

You Can't Touch My Hair

Number of page: 320
Author: Phoebe Robinson
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group, 2016
ISBN: 9780143129202
Category: Humor

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • “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.One of Glamour’s “Top 10 Books of 2016”

About The Author

PHOEBE ROBINSON is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress whom, Essence, and Esquire have named one of the top comedians to watch. She has appeared on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers and Last Call with Carson Daly; Comedy Central’s Broad City, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and @midnight with Chris Hardwick; as well as the new Jill Soloway pilot for Amazon I Love Dick. Robinson’s writing has been featured in The Village Voice and on,,,, and She was also a staff writer on MTV’s hit talking head show, Girl Code, as well as a consultant on season three of Broad City. Most recently, she created and starred in Refinery29’s web series Woke Bae and, alongside Jessica Williams of The Daily Show, she is the creator and costar of the hit WNYC podcast 2 Dope Queens as well as the host of the new WNYC podcast Sooo Many White Guys. Robinson lives and performs stand-up in Brooklyn, NY, and you can read her weekly musings about race, gender, and pop culture on her blog, (aka Black Daria).

From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • A Google UserA Google User
    You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain Robinson, a stand-up comedian and host of the WNYC podcast 2 Dope Queens, brings a funny and original voice to her debut book of essays, combining personal experience with social commentary on race, gender, and pop culture. Moving, poignant, witty, and funny, Robinson takes on America’s “tumultuous” relationship with African-American hair, providing a history of black hair on the stage and screen
  • Haben THaben T
    It is the best
  • slowmopokeslowmopoke
  • Carrie FarleyCarrie Farley
    Pheebes is so funny, so bright, such a beacon of light and truth. Thank you for writing this, Queen!
  • Victoria ShoreVictoria Shore
    Blah Waste of money and time.
  • mariacfoxmariacfox
    LibraryThing Review Really loved parts of this; felt like others were less entertaining or dragged on a bit, but I really enjoy her voice and thought the discussion was refreshing.
  • CalavariCalavari
    LibraryThing Review You Can’t Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain I might have fallen in love with Robinson a little bit while listening to her read this amazing audiobook. I’m sure reading it for
  • shaunesayshaunesay
    LibraryThing Review I read this to be ready for a book club, I had no idea before now who Phoebe was, but I’m now interested in listening to her podcast, Two Dope Queens. I enjoyed her personality in the performance of
  • froxgirlfroxgirl
    LibraryThing Review Firstly, this is HILARIOUS! Phoebe is so alert to all cultural happenings that reading this will either crack you up or send you running to Google up everyone she mentions. Secondly, this is deadly
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