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TieDyeDude
The World Record Book of Racist Stories | Amber Ruffin, Lacey Lamar
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Bailedbailed

Just not into this one. I really liked the first book, but this seems so much looser, and not in a good way. Maybe I'm misremembering, but this has a lot more irrelevant asides and interjections. The superlative format seems forced. It feels so scatter-shot that it is really hard to get into. (Also, seems a little racist that of all the places to put the sticker, they cover Amber's face...)

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jlhammar
The World Record Book of Racist Stories | Amber Ruffin, Lacey Lamar
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Pickpick

“Now, what is a racist? Is it just a confused person who means well but blah, blah, blah? No. A racist is a turd.”

😂 This was great. If you were a fan of their first book, as I was, you‘ll definitely want to check this out!

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Megabooks
The World Record Book of Racist Stories | Amber Ruffin, Lacey Lamar
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Pickpick

Yeah, Amber and Lacey are awesome! From the outset, they warn you that this is a more serious book with some very troubling racist stories, but they also have some lighter times. A little sugar with your medicine. Plus their audiobook narration adds so much! In this collection, they draw upon racist macro- and micro-aggressions that have happened to their friends and family that and out faux Guinness awards in various categories.

TrishB This is really expensive here so I‘m going to wait for an offer! 3w
vlwelser Did you listen to their first book. I thought it was hilarious. The Disney princess singing was next level. 3w
Megabooks @TrishB sounds good! I hope you enjoy it. 3w
Megabooks @vlwelser yes! It was hilarious! 3w
jlhammar Loved their last one. Can‘t wait for this! 3w
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Robotswithpersonality
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Pickpick

An essay by and about a Black person's perspective and experience, outside the States, relayed in the time following George Floyd's murder.
I think given the subject matter, the only thing I should say is that I have a lot of work to do, (not just a lot of books to read), and encourage others to read this.

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Jas16
The World Record Book of Racist Stories | Amber Ruffin, Lacey Lamar
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Pickpick

Sisters Amber and Lacey are back with still more racist stories. They are able to make you laugh even while wanting to scream at the people who subjected them and their love ones to the incidents described. Audio is the way to go because listening them crack each other up is enough to get me giggling.

#fourfoursin23 #funnymoney

Lauredhel This looks interesting! 1mo
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Bookalong
The World Record Book of Racist Stories | Amber Ruffin, Lacey Lamar
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Pickpick

This book is a timely read, eye opening and horrifying yet humorous. It jumps around between storytellers which broke up the flow a bit but I like how the sisters approached this serious topic with their signature humor. Fellow white people, read this. We have progressed as a society in many way but still have much work to do when it comes to racism and the treatment of BIPOC people. #bookreview #bookstagram

jlhammar Really looking forward to this. Thought their last book was fantastic. 1mo
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amma-keep-reading
The World Record Book of Racist Stories | Amber Ruffin, Lacey Lamar
Pickpick

funny yet cringey ...

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MicheleinPhilly
Anywhere You Run: A Novel | Wanda M. Morris
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Pickpick

Really terrific historical fiction set in the Jim Crow South about 2 sisters, one of whom is on the run after killing her white rapist. I‘ve not read Morris before but she really has a way with setting the time and place as well as family dynamics. Ripped through it in a single sitting.

kspenmoll Great review! 1mo
JamieArc The tagged book was one of my favorites last year. Didn‘t realize she had a new one out. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @JamieArc I have that one. I‘m even more excited for it now. 1mo
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MicheleinPhilly
Anywhere You Run: A Novel | Wanda M. Morris
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Getting my book club book read while my shadow stands guard.

TrishB She‘s doing a good job. 1mo
squirrelbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
LeahBergen Little darling! 1mo
batsy She's so precious ❤️ 1mo
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Creadnorthey
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Pickpick

As a white person who considers themselves pretty “open minded” this book offers moments of deep reflection. It is still to understand that, even with awareness, even with friends who are people of color, and even feeling “woke”, there is real business needed to be done within and without.