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

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Amber Ruffin, Lacey Lamar

5 Hours 21 Minutes

Hachette Book Group USA

January 2021

Audio Book Summary

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.

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  • Sue G.

    This is a very interesting, very moving and very disturbing book. If people of color cannot go through an ordinary day without being treated as badly as Lacey Lamar's experience shows, the US has a very long way to go to become a serious nation.

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  • Anonymous

    The book was HILARIOUS!!!?. I thought the author did a tremendous job narrating her story. She had the perfect inflection, affect, humor and attitude. I am excitedly waiting for her next book!

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  • Anonymous

    The stories were outrageous, but sadly true. It's a must-read to understand the microaggressions that make up racism.

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  • Jennifer S.

    This book had me gasping and laughing it's brilliant and a must read!

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