Everything's Trash, but It's Okay

Everything's Trash, but It's Okay

eBook - 2018
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"From New York Times bestselling author and star of 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson, comes a new, hilarious, and timely essay collection on gender, race, dating, and a world that seems to always be a self-starting Dumpster fire. Wouldn't it be great if life came with an instruction manual? Of course, but like access to Michael B. Jordan's house, none of us are getting any. Thankfully, Phoebe Robinson is ready to share everything she's experienced in hopes that if you can laugh at her topsy-turvy life, you can laugh at your own. Written in her trademark unfiltered and singularly witty style, Robinson's latest essay collection is a call to arms. She tackles a wide range of topics, such as giving feminism a tough love talk in hopes it can become more intersectional; telling society's beauty standards to kick rocks; and demanding that toxic masculinity close its mouth and legs (enough with the manspreading already!), and get out of the way so true progress can happen"--
Publisher: New York, New York : Plume, 2018
ISBN: 9780525534150
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Current events and women’s issues humorously tackled by a successful and prolific black woman comedian (Kirkus.) Phoebe Robinson was a SAP speaker in October, 2018.

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Jul 01, 2019

Fun and educational for this 50something white woman to read! Very enjoyable. ...:)

Feb 19, 2019

It's not often that someone can make you laugh while reading about racial oppression, but Phoebe Robinson does just that. She's raw and candid in the best way, making hard topics like body image in the media, micro/macro-racism, and what feminism is missing more approachable to discuss and dissect. Highly recommend because it is an easy read. Some of the essays are just about her experience in the hectic and unreal world of being a celebrity, and she uses a lot of social media, or "sosh meeds", lingo and slang. I could see some people not taking her seriously because of this, but I think it makes it more authentic and personable.

OPL_EllyR Dec 18, 2018

Phoebe Robinson's off the cuff, slang and pun-dominant voice is irresistibly hilarious, and I genuinely think she's one of the best comedians working today. Her writing makes me cackle out loud the same way her audio content does, which isn't always the case for those in her line of work. However, I did find this book to feel rushed and a bit haphazard, in terms of content and the essay subjects in general. A few essays drastically broke with that feeling; the chapters on debt and the Women's March in particular stood out to me, as Robinson balanced vulnerable anecdote, statistics and her non-stop jokes exceptionally well. Luckily, Robinson's commitment to her over-the-top humor makes Everything's Trash a deeply fun read.


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