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Author: Issa Rae Narrator: Issa Rae Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Release Date: February 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781442386730

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In the bestselling tradition of Sloane Crosley’s I Was Told There’d Be Cake and Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a collection of humorous essays on what it’s like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits, and black as cool.

My name is “J” and I’m awkward—and black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be. That someone was right. Where do I start?

Being an introvert in a world that glorifies cool isn’t easy. But when Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Award–winning hit series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” is that introvert—whether she’s navigating love, work, friendships, or “rapping”—it sure is entertaining. Now, in this debut collection of essays written in her witty and self-deprecating voice, Rae covers everything from cybersexing in the early days of the Internet to deflecting unsolicited comments on weight gain, from navigating the perils of eating out alone and public displays of affection to learning to accept yourself—natural hair and all.

A reflection on her own unique experiences as a cyber pioneer yet universally appealing, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is a book no one—awkward or cool, black, white, or other—will want to miss.

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  • “You will love…Issa Rae and her awkward black girl tales of awkward black girlishness. That wasn’t too awkward was it?”

    - Larry Wilmore
  • “I loved this book. Issa Rae is brilliant, funny and loveably awkward.”

    - Mindy Kaling

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About the Author

Issa Rae is an American actress and writer. She is the creator of the YouTube comedy series Awkward Black Girl as well as Ratchet Piece Theater, The “F” Word, and The Choir. Since the premiere of Awkward Black Girl in 2011, Rae’s shows have garnered over 20 million views and more than 150,000 subscribers on YouTube.