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    Writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers Amber Ruffin writes with her sister Lacey Lamar with humor and heart to share absurd anecdotes about everyday experiences of racism.

    Now a writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers and host of The Amber Ruffin Show, Amber Ruffin lives in New York, where she is no one's first Black friend and everyone is, as she puts it, "stark raving normal". But Amber's sister Lacey? She's still living in their home state of Nebraska, and trust us, you'll never believe what happened to Lacey. 

    From racist donut shops to strangers putting their whole hand in her hair, from being mistaken for a prostitute to being mistaken for Harriet Tubman, Lacey is a lightning rod for hilariously ridiculous yet all-too-real anecdotes. She's the perfect mix of polite, beautiful, petite, and Black that apparently makes people think "I can say whatever I want to this woman". And now, Amber and Lacey share these entertainingly horrifying stories through their laugh-out-loud sisterly banter. Painfully relatable or shockingly eye-opening (depending on how often you have personally been followed by security at department stores), this book tackles modern-day racism with the perfect balance of levity and gravity.

    ©2021 Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar (P)2021 Grand Central Publishing

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    "Amber and Lacey hysterically walk us through a minefield of empirically traumatizing events, finding a way to make us laugh while weeping for the state of our nation; a place where two brilliant women are made to feel that somehow it is they who are missing the mark." (Natasha Lyonne, quadruple threat, noted surrealist)

    "Amber and Lacey have the gift of making you comfortable enough to laugh at events that will also make you cringe. This book is an opportunity for black people to know you're not alone in how you've experienced the world. And for everyone this book is a chance to see a layer of this world that you might have been blind to. You'll leave both with a laugh and a little more knowledge." (Roy Wood, Jr., correspondent, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah)

    "If you laugh half as hard as I did at the FIRST story in this book, let alone the rest of the book, you will have gotten your money's worth. The stories made me laugh and they made me sad. I know I'm not the only one to experience these kinds of moments but it helps to know that someone else - poor little Black Lacey taking on the lion's share of Nebraska's white ignorance all by her lonesome - experiences it too. From the mental gymnastics needed to call a black store dirty then drive out of state in order to avoid said dirt only to wind up shopping in a sty operating in a white neighborhood to having the gall to try and holluh at black women on a dating app when your profile pics have the confederate flag in them, Amber & Lacey point out how white folks are apparently doing the most in them parts." (Retta, comedian and actress, Parks & Recreation, Good Girls)

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    Not suitable for an audiobook

    I like Amber Ruffin and I like audiobooks that are narrated by the author. In this respect, the book is perfect! However, I only listened to about half an hour, but in those 30 minutes, the sisters described at least 5 photographs that I would see if I read the actual book. That's an Audible fail for me. I have other audiobooks in my library with an attached PDF for the pictures. I understand that Amber and Lacey tried to do their best by describing the pictures, but this kind of visual humour just doesn't work in an audio medium. I will buy this book as an actual paperback to have the full experience. It would work if Audible supplied the images in a PDF.

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    read/hear this book!

    this was a delight! Amber Ruffin (I always loved her on Seth Meyer and am so glad she has her own show!) and Lacey Lamar prove once again, that humour can be a medium and a tool to cope with living in a world, that hates you. POC have to live with "casual" racist microaggressions everyday and much to often they are not that micro. this book shows all the emotions of these interactions in a humorous way, without making light of the topic.
    I really hope to get to read all the sequels, that were announced in the book ;)