The Trouble with Women - Jacky Fleming

Staff Pick

‘In the Older Days there were no women which is why you don't come across them in history lessons at school’ is just one of many highly accurate facts you will learn from this delightful short book. Trouble with Women will not only entertain you and make you sputter and laugh, it will also perfectly explain the election results. It’s history with a heavy dose of snark and sarcasm, making fun of misogyny in the best possible way. Give it to everyone.

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ISBN: 9781449479763
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 20th, 2016

I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual - Luvvie Ajayi

Staff Pick

Luvvie Ajayi, popular blogger at, brings her wit, irreverent views, and fierce humor to her collection, I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual. In her collection of insightful essays, Ajayi ridicules the spectacle of pop culture, from the never-ending iterations of The Real Housewives series to click-bait headlines driving fake news. This is Ajayi’s guidebook for navigating our super-connected digital world. However, it’s not all jokes in this poignant debut. Ajayi shines brightest when she takes on racial justice. In a moving essay about the story of Sandra Bland and policing in America, Ajayi gets at the core of what is so jarring about the current state of the country. It’s a brilliant strategy; by discussing the ludicrous, Ajayi creates a bond with the reader, allowing space for more difficult and transformative conversations. In a world full of judgment, Luvvie is here to remind us of our flaws, our mistakes, and how we are in need of deep reflection. More than anything, she’s here to remind us there is still a space, and hope, for meaningful connection, and we can still laugh while doing it.

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ISBN: 9781627796064
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Holt Paperbacks - September 13th, 2016

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

Staff Pick

Known for her hilarious Podcast, 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson uses her comedic stylings in this book of essays on what it feels like to be a black woman today who still has to explain her existence to the world around her. An example of how the personal becomes political, she shares her own life experiences as a way for others to learn more about black women as a marginalized group by relating to her life’s struggles and triumphs. Good for anyone who loves to read short, comical, yet smart and substantive essays about black womanhood today.

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By Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780143129202
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Plume - October 4th, 2016