The Resource You can't touch my hair : and other things I still have to explain, Phoebe Robinson

You can't touch my hair : and other things I still have to explain, Phoebe Robinson

Label
You can't touch my hair : and other things I still have to explain
Title
You can't touch my hair
Title remainder
and other things I still have to explain
Statement of responsibility
Phoebe Robinson
Title variation
You can not touch my hair
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Being 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." --Publisher's description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DMM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Phoebe
Dewey number
  • 792.7/6028092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.R715
LC item number
A3 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robinson, Phoebe
  • African American women comedians
  • Television comedy writers
Target audience
adult
Label
You can't touch my hair : and other things I still have to explain, Phoebe Robinson
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=01267369-EE5C-45FF-A999-03C5D7952AD1
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
one color
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn959614616
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735216556
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
01267369-EE5C-45FF-A999-03C5D7952AD1
System control number
(OCoLC)959614616
Label
You can't touch my hair : and other things I still have to explain, Phoebe Robinson
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=01267369-EE5C-45FF-A999-03C5D7952AD1
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
one color
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn959614616
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735216556
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
01267369-EE5C-45FF-A999-03C5D7952AD1
System control number
(OCoLC)959614616

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