In Conversation with Jasmine Mans
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From author, comedian, actress, and producer Phoebe Robinson comes Please Don’t Sit On My Bed in Your Outside Clothes, an insightful, timely, and hilarious collection of essays about her own life and today’s world. The book is the inaugural title to be published by Tiny Reparations Books, an imprint founded by Robinson committed to publishing complex, honest, and humorous work that is inspired by, but not limited to, the cultural moment.
In her new collection, Robinson shares stories that will make you laugh, but also plenty that will hit you in the heart, inspire a little bit of rage, and maybe a lot of action. Her trademark wit, spot-on pop culture references, and sharp cultural criticism illuminate a wide range of topics, including performative allyship, white guilt, and what happens when white people take up space in cultural movements; what it’s like to be a woman who doesn’t want kids living in a society where motherhood is the crowning achievement of a straight, cis woman’s life; mental health and the disposable money needed for “self-care”; and how the lack of Black women in leadership positions fueled her to become the Black lady boss of her dreams.
Robinson is best known as the co-creator and co-star of the hit podcast and series of TV specials “2 Dope Queens.” She’s the New York Times bestselling author of You Can’t Touch My Hair and Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay. She has starred in the movies Ibiza and What Men Want. In conversation with Jasmine Mans, the resident poet at the Newark Public Library and author of the poetry collections Black Girl, Call Home and Chalk Outlines of Snow Angels.
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