Some readers will find her proclamations and direct confessions offensive and be turned off; others may be offended but laugh out loud anyway.
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In this universally accessible New York Times bestseller named for her wildly popular web series, Issa Rae—“a singular voice with the verve and vivacity of The “brilliantly wry” (Lena Dunham) and “lovably awkward” (Mindy Kaling) New York Times bestseller from the creator of HBO’s Insecure. Being an introvert (as well as “funny,” according to the Los Angeles Times) in a world that glorifies cool isn’t easy. Her essays are a rallying cry for all those daringto be unique, international, and fully human.
In this universally accessible New York Times bestseller named for her wildly popular web series, Issa Rae—“a singular voice with the verve and vivacity of uncorked champagne” (Kirkus Reviews)—waxes humorously on what it’s like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits and black as cool. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be. 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, the workplace, friendships, or “rapping”—it sure is entertaining. A must read for thinking andfeeling people from 8 to 80." 2014-12-21Writer, producer and director Rae, famous for her popular Web series, "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl," channels her humor and attention to detail into this eponymous collection of personal essays about all the embarrassing moments that have made her who she is.
Her unwavering candidness, the sheer energy of her voice and the fact that she clearly finds herself to be terrific material make her a charismatic, if occasionally exasperating, narrator worth rooting for.
Having been in a committed relationship for seven years, Rae unpacks how her Senegalese parents' union contributed to her attitude (indifference) toward marriage.