Everything's Trash, but It's Okay

Everything's Trash, but It's Okay

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Entertainment Weekly's Fall 2018's 25 Must-ReadsEssence's Fall 2018 Guide to All Things FunnyBustle's 18 New Nonfiction Books to Know in October"Robinson offers deft cultural criticism and hilarious personal anecdotes that will make readers laugh, cringe, and cry. Everything may indeed be trash but writing like this reminds us that we're gonna make it through all the terrible things with honesty, laughter, and faith."—Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling authorNew York Times bestselling author and star of 2 Dope Queens Phoebe Robinson is back with a new, hilarious, and timely essay collection on gender, race, dating, and the dumpster fire that is our world.Written in her trademark unfiltered and witty style, Robinson's latest collection is a call to arms. Outfitted with on-point pop culture references, these essays tackle a wide range of topics: giving feminism a tough-love talk on intersectionality, telling society's beauty standards to kick rocks, and calling foul on our culture's obsession with work. Robinson also gets personal, exploring money problems she's hidden from her parents, how dating is mainly a warmed-over bowl of hot mess, and definitely most important, meeting Bono not once, but twice. She's struggled with being a woman with a political mind and a woman with an ever-changing jeans size. She knows about trash because she sees it every day—and because she's seen roughly one hundred thousand hours of reality TV and zero hours of Schindler's List.With the intimate voice of a new best friend, Everything's Trash, But It's Okay is a candid perspective for a generation that has had the rug pulled out from under it too many times to count.
Publisher: 2018
ISBN: 9780525534150
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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audmel65
Jul 01, 2019

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

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AngJLuedke
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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