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Author Robinson, Phoebe, author

Title You can't touch my hair and other things I still have to explain / Phoebe Robinson
Published New York : Plume, 2016

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Description xxxii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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 not-so-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
Summary A hilarious and affecting essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from celebrated stand-up comedian and WNYC podcaster Phoebe Robinson
Being a Black woman in American means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities. Robinson uses her trademark wit to explore examine our cultural climate and skewer our biases with humor and heart
Notes "A Plume book."
Subject Robinson, Phoebe.
Robinson, Phoebe -- Humor.
African American women comedians -- Biography.
Television comedy writers -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Humor.
Essays.
Reading nook.
LC no. 2016018322
ISBN 9780143129202 (paperback)
0143129201 (paperback)
Other Titles You cannot touch my hair and other things I still have to explain