[Sticky] October '17 Book of the Month: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
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?
Our October book of the month is The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae, and we can't wait to chat about it with you all.
Being an introvert (as well as “funny,” according to the Los Angeles Times) 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, the workplace, friendships, or “rapping”—it sure is entertaining. Now, in this New York Times bestselling debut collection 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. - S&S
So, Insecure fans and awkward girls everywhere; what did you think of the book?
Here are some prompts to get the ball rolling:
1. What was your favorite chapter? Why?
2. Did the book alter your attitudes towards womanhood and race?
3. What part of the book did you connect with most?
4. Did you relate to Rae's experiences?
5. Would you recommend this to both introverted and extroverted friends?