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Author: Amber Ruffin, Lacey Lamar Narrator: Amber Ruffin, Lacey Lamar Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2021 ISBN: 9781549105401
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Writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers Amber Ruffin writes with her sister Lacey Lamar with humor and heart to share absurd anecdotes about everyday experiences of racism. Now a writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers and host of The Amber Ruffin Show, Amber Ruffin lives in New York, where she is no one's First Black Friend and everyone is, as she puts it, "stark raving normal." But Amber's sister Lacey? She's still living in their home state of Nebraska, and trust us, you'll never believe what happened to Lacey. From racist donut shops to strangers putting their whole hand in her hair, from being mistaken for a prostitute to being mistaken for Harriet Tubman, Lacey is a lightning rod for hilariously ridiculous yet all-too-real anecdotes. She's the perfect mix of polite, beautiful, petite, and Black that apparently makes people think "I can say whatever I want to this woman." And now, Amber and Lacey share these entertainingly horrifying stories through their laugh-out-loud sisterly banter. Painfully relatable or shockingly eye-opening (depending on how often you have personally been followed by security at department stores), this book tackles modern-day racism with the perfect balance of levity and gravity. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I dare you to read this hilarious and eye-opening book and not become obsessed with Amber Ruffin.”

    Mindy Kaling, actress and #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Amber and Lacey have the gift of making you comfortable enough to laugh at events that will also make you cringe. This book is an opportunity for black people to know you’re not alone in how you’ve experienced the world…You’ll leave both with a laugh and a little more knowledge.”

    Roy Wood, Jr., correspondent, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

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About the Author

Amber Ruffin is a writer and cast member on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. She also amazingly became the first black woman to write for a late-night talk show in American history when she joined the staff in 2014, and was a writer/sometimes performer on HBO’s Black Lady Sketch Show.