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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
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It is the best
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- Carrie Farley
Pheebes is so funny, so bright, such a beacon of light and truth. Thank you for writing this, Queen!
- Victoria Shore
Blah Waste of money and time.
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.
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
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
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
Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers: On New Jobs, Old Loves, Fighting the Man, Having a Kid, Saving the World, and Everything in Between
Selected as the winners of Random House s national contest a stunning collection of essays ranging from comic to poignant personal to political by the brightest young writers you haven t heard of yet Here for the first time current twentysomethings come together on their own terms in their own words and begin to define this remarkably diverse and self aware generation Tackling an array of subjects career family sex religion technology art they form a vibrant unified community while simultaneously proving that there is no typical twentysomething experience In this collection a young father works the late night shift at Wendy s learning the finer points of status teamwork and french fries An artist s nude model explains why she s happy to be viewed as an object An international relief worker wrestles with his choices as he starts to resent the very people who need his help the most A devout follower of Joan Didion explains what New York means to her And a young army engineer spends his time in Kuwait futilely trying to grow a mustache like his dad s With grace wit humor and urgency these writers invite us into their lives and into their heads Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers is a rich provocative read as well as a bold statement from a generation just now coming into its own including these essays California by Jess Lacher The Waltz by Mary Beth Ellis The Mustache Race by Bronson Lemer Sex and the Sickbed by Jennifer Glaser Tricycle by Rachel Kempf Prime Time You by John Fischer Backlash by Shahnaz Habib Think Outside the Box but Stay Inside the Grid by Emma Black Finding the Beat by Eli James You Shall Go out with Joy and be Led Forth with Peace by Kyle Minor The Idiot s Guide to Your Palm by Colleen Kinder Sheer Dominance by Christopher Poling Live Nude Girl by Kathleen Rooney An Evening in April by Radhiyah Ayobami Cliché Rape Story by Marisa McCarthy Rock my Network by Theodora Stites Goodbye to All That by Eula Biss All the Right Answers by Brendan Park Why I Had To Leave by Luke Mullins In Between Places by Mary Kate Frank A Red Spoon for the Nameless by Burlee Vang My Little Comma by Elrena Evans Fight Me by Miellyn Fitzwater The Secret Lives of My Parents by Kate McGovern My Roaring Twenties by Lauren Monroe In From the Outside by Katherine Dykstra The Mysteries of Life Revealed by Travis Sentell So You Say You Want a Revolution by J W Young Working at Wendy s by Joey Franklin Praise for Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers Being in your twenties is weird The world tells you you re a grown up but damn if you feel like one With 29 sharply observant and well written snapshots of life between the ages of 19 and 30 Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers couldn t have captured this more perfectly Nylon You ll devour this compilation of essays by funny smart insightful young writers in just a few hours Jane Magazine If we are still looking for a voice for this generation I d nominate this eclectic choir instead Orlando Sentinel
DIRT: The Quirks, Habits, and Passions of Keeping House
This is a collection to which everyone can relate a multidimensional look at the universal challenge of keeping our stuff our dwellings and our personal space clean and uncluttered How we feel about keeping house speaks volumes about who we are our roots relationships and our outlook on life
The Fiddler in the Subway: The Story of the World-Class Violinist Who Played for Handouts. . . And Other Virtuoso Performances by America’s Foremost Feature Writer
GENE WEINGARTEN IS THE O HENRY OF AMERICAN JOURNALISM Simply the best storyteller around Weingarten describes the world as you think it is before revealing how it actually is in narratives that are by turns hilarious heartwarming and provocative but always memorable Millions of people know the title piece about violinist Joshua Bell which originally began as a stunt What would happen if you put a world class musician outside a Washington D C subway station to play for spare change Would anyone even notice The answer was no Weingarten s story went viral becoming a widely referenced lesson about life lived too quickly Other classic stories the one about The Great Zucchini a wildly popular but personally flawed children s entertainer the search for the official Armpit of America a profile of the typical American nonvoter all of them reveal as much about their readers as they do their subjects
True Prep: It’s a Whole New Old World
From Lisa Birnbach the author of The Official Preppy Handbook comes True Prep which looks at how the old guard of natural fiber loving dog worshipping G T soaked preppies adapts to the new order of the Internet cell phones rehab political correctness reality TV and polar fleece