You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin audiobook

You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism

By Amber Ruffin  and Lacey Lamar
Read by Amber Ruffin  and Lacey Lamar

Grand Central Publishing 9781538719367

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549162428

  • ISBN: 9781549162398

Runtime: 5.37 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

#1 Amazon bestseller

A New York Times Bestseller in Audio

An Indie Next List pick

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 is 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] hilarious and eye-opening book.” Mindy Kaling, actress and #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Hilarious, insightful, aggravating and comforting in equal measure. Salon
“Featuring the authors’ razor-sharp wit and limitless brilliance.” Booklist (starred review)
“Both maddening and funny, an eye-opening look at how its daily targets cope with racism.” Kirkus Review (starred review)
“Will have Black women feeling seen and heard and will allow others to better understand the effects of racism…An excellent choice for book clubs.” Library Journal (starred review)
“While the writing is consistently funny, the severity of the racism is never downplayed; Ruffin and Lamar show the necessity of embracing humor as a coping mechanism.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar are sisters and co-narrators of this hilarious romp through a series of unfortunate encounters with the racially ignorant. They take turns narrating their no-holds-barred commentary…Ruffin and Lamar are upbeat as they share their sharp wit.” AudioFile
“Amber and Lacey have the gift of making you comfortable enough to laugh at events that will also make you cringe. This book is an opportunity for black people to know you’re not alone in how you’ve experienced the world…You’ll leave both with a laugh and a little more knowledge.” Roy Wood, Jr., correspondent, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Amber Ruffin

Author Bio: Amber Ruffin

Amber Ruffin is a writer and cast member on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. She also became the first black woman to write for a late-night talk show in American history when she joined the staff in 2014 and was a writer and sometimes performer on HBO’s Black Lady Sketch Show. She is about to launch her own late night show, The Amber Ruffin Show which will anchor the new NBC streaming service, Peacock. Lacey Lamar, Amber Ruffin’s big sister, has worked in the health care and human service field for more than twenty-five years, with thirteen years working with troubled youth in her community. She volunteers her time and resources to black, brown refugee and indigenous fellow humans in any way she can.

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Lacey Lamar

Author Bio: Lacey Lamar

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Runtime: 5.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English