The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

  • by Issa Rae
  • Narrated by Issa Rae
  • 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the best-selling tradition of Sloan Crosley's I Was Told There'd Be Cake and Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, here is 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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Most Helpful

I hear myself in nearly every chapter.

I love your writing. You have truly inspired me to look at my own co-workers lol and write again. Thank you.
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- B. Coleman "B.Coleman"

I love Issa Rae

There were definitely laugh out loud moments in this book. Overall it's a good read/listen. Can't wait to see you on HBO!
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- Leslie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-10-2015
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio