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You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey

You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey

Crazy Stories about Racism

Downloadable Audiobook - 2021
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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.
Publisher: Hachette Book Group

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Apr 12, 2021

So enjoyed Amber and Lacey's audio book about daily racist happenings in their lives...but mostly Lacey. It was fun to listen to Amber, the main narrator, as she is very funny on Seth Meyers Late Night TV show. I am white and I know I would have a hard time dealing with all the things they have had to put up with. This is a great book to teach some empathy to young all the way through to old white people. I respect the sisters for having a sense of humor about most of the racism they face and hope they keep calling out racists when they meet them.

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