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Everything's Trash, But It's Okay

A nonfiction book by Phoebe Robinson.

Phoebe Robinson

Written in her trademark unfiltered and witty style, Phoebe Robinson's latest collection is a call to arms. Outfitted with on-point pop culture references, these essays tackle a wide range of topics: giving feminism a tough-love talk on intersectionality, telling society's beauty standards to kick rocks and calling foul on our culture's obsession with work. Robinson also gets personal, exploring money problems she's hidden from her parents, how dating is mainly a warmed-over bowl of hot mess and definitely most important, meeting Bono not once, but twice. She's struggled with being a woman with a political mind and a woman with an ever-changing jeans size. She knows about trash because she sees it every day — and because she's seen roughly 100,000 hours of reality TV and zero hours of Schindler's List.

With the intimate voice of a new best friend, Everything's Trash, But It's Okay is a candid perspective for a generation that has had the rug pulled out from under it too many times to count. (From Plume)

From the book

In summary: The world is currently one big "Previous on Homeland" recap that plays on repeat. Nothing but a bunch of dumpster fires and Claire Danes ugly-cries.

Despite a few glorious things — Beyoncé's historic Coachella performance and Solange's A Seat at the Table, Pamplemousse LaCroix, sitting in the window seat on a flight with an empty middle seat next to you — the world is en fuego, boo-boos (and has been for a while, to be honest), and I have the receipts to prove it. I mean, Brexit happened. And some of the people who voted for it were like, "Oops, J/K" and the Legal System responded, "Lol. Wut? This is literally how voting works. The thing with the most votes wins. I don't have time for your #JokesNotJokesButRealWeHighKeyJokesLife, so please pack your bags."


From Everything's Trash, But It's Okay by Phoebe Robinson ©2018. Published by Plume.

Interviews

When comedian Phoebe Robinson first pitched her podcast idea to Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams, it was out of a desire to see black women better represented in the podcast world. On her show, 2 Dope Queens, Robinson aims to make people laugh — and think — in stereo and living colour. 17:18