She's Awkward and Black: Issa Rae

Issa Rae stopped in Brooklyn for President’s Day weekend to promote her first book “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.” The bookshares the namesake of her hit web series, which triggered a series of events and opportunities leading us to see our favorite “sophisticated-ratchet” girl slowly conquering the digital space and Hollywood.

Hearing Issa talk is exactly like watching her YouTube videos. She is candid, witty, real and you can’t get enough of her. Issa talked about everything from growing up in Senegal, to accepting her natural hair and even being blocked by a stripper on twitter. The same topics and others can be found in her book. The moderator for the evening was Baratunde Thruston, author of “How to be Black,” an equally interesting person. Baratunde was entertaining and engaging, and kept the gathering far from boring.  

The book has been read and approved by her fellow funny ladies Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham. Based on the reviews, small snippets from the book and Issa Rae’s personality “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” is sure to be a hit and a fun read. I have my copy and can’t wait to get started reading it.