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You Can't Touch My Hair - And Other Things I Still Have to Explain

Phoebe Robinson

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A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • "A must-read…Phoebe Robinson discusses race and feminism in such a funny, real, and specific way, it penetrates your brain and stays with you." -Ilana Glazer, co-creator and co-star of Broad City A hilarious and timely essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from upcoming comedy superstar and 2 Dope Queens podcaster Phoebe Robinson 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. Read by the Author, and featuring additional narration by Jessica Williams and John Hodgson Featured on Refinery 29's list of "The Best Books Of 2016 So Far"

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jessica Williams, John Hodgman

Length:

7h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:45

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:48


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:49


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:46


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:18


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:38


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:20


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:56


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:52


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:32


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:15


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:33


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:23


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:35


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:48


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:00