Book Review: "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl" by Issa Rae


The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is clever, funny, and easy to read. I, literally, read it in two sittings. It would have been one sitting, but I started reading it late the first night and my eyelids closed before I could force them not to.

I can relate to Issa Rae in so many having divorced parents, going to school in Compton (although I experienced elementary and middle school in Compton, but went to a nerdy high school in Carson), struggling with my weight, embracing my tomboy tendencies, and not fitting in at 9-to-5 jobs.

The author's tone throughout the book was serious, yet playful. Issa talked about very important family and personal matters, but made the content digestible and not-so-heavy with relevant cultural examples, sarcasm....and well, wit.

I briefly met Issa Rae at her Los Angeles book signing this past February 11th and discovered that we went to rival high schools. That was cool and made me feel more connected to the artist

Have you guys read the book?

If so, what were/are your thoughts?


NHARV and Issa Rae at Eso Won Bookstore in Los Angeles