Everything's trash, but it's okay / Phoebe Robinson ; foreword by Ilana Glazer.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      I was a size 12 once for like twenty-seven minutes -- Feminism, I was rooting for you ; we were all rooting for you -- LOL. Wut? : an incomplete list of all the ways being a woman is ridic -- Some thoughts on interracial dating from someone who is a motherflippin' pro at it -- The top ten non-trash moments of my life -- Meeting Bono twice was my reparations -- Money is a trifling heaux and also your BFF -- You're not curing cancer (unless you are -- then carry on, my workaholic son) -- How to be alone and only mildly hate and lukewarm love it -- Addendum : I have a boyfriend now ... well, I had a BF at the time I turned this book in to my editor -- J/K, we're still together.
    • Other Titles:
      Everything is trash, but it is okay.
      Essays. Selections
    • ISBN:
      9780525534143
      0525534148
    • Accession Number:
      2018025958
    • Accession Number:
      on1041193554
      1041193554
    • Accession Number:
      fay.587237

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 September #2

To quote Robinson herself from this collection's essay about workaholism, Why publish one book in the span of two years when I could pub two? And in those two years since releasing her instantly best-selling first book, You Can't Touch My Hair (2016), writer, actor, and podcast host Robinson has been busy. She made her feature-film debut in Ibiza; freed herself from student-loan and credit-card debt; came to terms with that previously mentioned workaholism; hung out with her idol, Bono, multiple times; and even fell in love (not with Bono!). As in her first book, Robinson maintains a baseline of free-associating, footnoting, list-making hilarity, which both disarms and readies readers for the tougher truths she tackles. Particularly poignant are her essays about money—a very open piece that will speak directly to those working in creative fields and millennials, who, like Robinson, graduated into the Great Recession—and about feminism: her frustrations with its lack of inclusivity and her demands for it to be and do better for women of color, queer women, and all women. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 October #2

In her second book, Robinson (Two Dope Queens podcast; You Can't Touch My Hair) takes on topics such as interracial dating and issues of race still inherent within modern feminism. In more lighthearted prose, the author also describes meeting heroes such as Oprah and Bono and spending a day with Julia Roberts and her family on their yacht. Throughout, Robinson maintains her etymological quirks and humorous abbreviations as well as an unapologetic directness in her opinions peppered with wit and a unique gift for mixing erudite commentary with pop-culture observations, resulting in highly entertaining word pictures. VERDICT Robinson's collection will appeal to fans of her previous work as well as those who enjoy sociopolitical essays sprinkled with a generous dash of humor.—Stacy Shaw, Denver

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.