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The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Issa Rae

Narrated By: Issa Rae

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: February 2015

Duration: 5 hours 51 minutes


In the tradition of Sloane Crosley's bestseller I Was Told There'd Be Cake and Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Issa Rae waxes humorously on what it's like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits, and black as cool.

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?

Being an introvert 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 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.

Reflective of the millennial experience yet wholly universal, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is a book no one, awkward or cool, black, white, or other, will want to miss.


  • Karensa B

    So hilarious! Issa is my spirit animal!! So relatable especially as an immigrant of African descent.

  • Kelbrey Porter