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You can't touch my hair and other things I still have to explain

by Robinson, Phoebe,

Format: Kindle Book 2016 2016
  Adobe EPUB ebook
Availability: Available from OverDrive 2 of 2 copies
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Summary
The deluxe eBook edition of stand-up comedian and WNYC podcaster Phoebe Robinson's You Can't Touch My Hair brings Phoebe's hilarious voice off the page, directly into your eyes and ears. This enhanced edition features exclusive video footage with cameos by some of Phoebe's comedy besties, plus more than an hour of audio where Phoebe talks regrettable crushes from the 90s, advice she wishes someone had given her as a teenager, the influence ofRuPaul, and much more. Delivered in her signature style, Phoebe serves laughter and levity alongside more serious topics at rapid-fire speeds, topped—as always—with pop culture references for days.A 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.
Contents
Introduction
From Little Rock Nine to nappy hair, don't care in eighteen & half-ish years
A brief history of black hair in film, tv, music, & media
My nine favorite guilty pleasures
Welcome to being black
Dear future female president: my list of demands
How to avoid being the black friend
Uppity
Casting calls for people of color that were not written by people of color
The angry black woman myth
People, places, & things that need to do better
Letters to Olivia.

Additional Information
Subjects Robinson, Phoebe
Robinson, Phoebe Humor
African American women comedians Biography
Television comedy writers United States Biography
Humor (Nonfiction)
Sociology
Nonfiction
Essays
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Penguin Publishing Group2016
2016
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780735216556
9780735216556
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