Event Title

Phoebe Robinson: You Can't Touch My Hair

Location

Loganberry Books

Event Website

http://www.loganberrybooks.com/events/

Start Date

10-17-2016 7:00 PM

End Date

10-17-2016 8:30 PM

Cost to Attend

Free

Pre-registration required?

No

Event Type

Lecture, Other

Description

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but you definitely won’t touch her hair. Stand-up comedian, podcaster, and Cleveland native Phoebe Robinson debuts her hilarious and moving essay collection You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain, a witty look at race, gender, and pop culture. As a black woman in America, Phoebe maintains, you need a sense of humor to deal with the absurdity. Relegated to the role of “the black friend,” questioned for liking “white people music,” and followed around stores by security guards, Robinson takes on these topics with humor and heart. Called “a must-read” by Ilana Glazer of Broad City, and featuring a foreword by The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams, You Can’t Touch My Hair announces Robinson as a writer on the rise.

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Phoebe Robinson: You Can't Touch My Hair

Loganberry Books

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but you definitely won’t touch her hair. Stand-up comedian, podcaster, and Cleveland native Phoebe Robinson debuts her hilarious and moving essay collection You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain, a witty look at race, gender, and pop culture. As a black woman in America, Phoebe maintains, you need a sense of humor to deal with the absurdity. Relegated to the role of “the black friend,” questioned for liking “white people music,” and followed around stores by security guards, Robinson takes on these topics with humor and heart. Called “a must-read” by Ilana Glazer of Broad City, and featuring a foreword by The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams, You Can’t Touch My Hair announces Robinson as a writer on the rise.

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