You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey Lib/E: Crazy Stories about Racism (Compact Disc)

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By Amber Ruffin (Read by), Lacey Lamar (Read by)
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Amber Ruffin and her sister Lacey Lamar recount the horrifying and hilarious things that white people do and say to Lacey in her hometown of Omaha. Ruffin was the first Black woman to write for a late night talk show, and recently debuted her own talk show on NBC. This is a book that you’re going to want to share with everyone you meet.

— Becca

January 2021 Indie Next List

“I didn’t think it was possible to combine education and humor so effectively in a book about racism, but Ruffin and Lamar proved me wrong. This incredibly well-structured, digestible, challenging, and engaging book opened my eyes to the many ways racism can permeate every interaction in Black people’s lives. The way the sisters play off each other and how Ruffin reflects on Lamar’s experience in contrast to her own make the book especially accessible. A must-read!”
— Emily Autenrieth, A Seat at the Table Books, Elk Grove, CA


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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781549162398
ISBN-10: 154916239X
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: January 12th, 2021
Language: English