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In the bestselling tradition of Sloane Crosleys I Was Told Thered Be Cake and Mindy Kalings Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a collection of humorous essays on what its like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits, and black as cool.My name is J and Im awkwardand black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be. That someone was right. Where do I start? Being an introvert in a world that glorifies cool isnt easy. But when Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Awardwinning hit series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, is that introvertwhether shes navigating love, work, friendships, or rappingit sure is entertaining. Now, in this debut collection of essays written in her witty and self-deprecating voice, Rae covers everything from cybersexing in the early days of the Internet to deflecting unsolicited comments on weight gain, from navigating the perils of eating out alone and public displays of affection to learning to accept yourselfnatural hair and all. A reflection on her own unique experiences as a cyber pioneer yet universally appealing, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is a book no oneawkward or cool, black, white, or otherwill want to miss.