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Everything's Trash, but It's Okay

Narrated by: Phoebe Robinson
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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"Robinson offers deft cultural criticism and hilarious personal anecdotes that will make readers laugh, cringe, and cry. Everything may indeed be trash but writing like this reminds us that we're gonna make it through all the terrible things with honesty, laughter, and faith." (Roxane Gay, New York Times best-selling author)

New York Times best-selling author and star of 2 Dope Queens Phoebe Robinson is back with a new, hilarious, and timely essay collection on gender, race, dating, and the dumpster fire that is our world.

Written in her trademark unfiltered and witty style, 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 one hundred thousand 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.

©2018 Phoebe Robinson (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-11-01

Hilarious & Enlightening

Phoebe Robinson's perspective, personal experiences and hilarious voice grabbed my attention right away. I laughed out loud a lot whilst walking around and listening to this book. In such tumultuous times, that is a precious gift. Highly recommend!!

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  • A. Morrison
  • 2018-10-23

great follow up

enjoyed the book and laughed my A off but a little heavy on the U2... lol

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  • cinda
  • 2018-10-24

Hmmm...I don't know what to tell you on this one

Well, I am at a loss here. I was eager to download this book, after I heard Phoebe interviewed on NPR the other day. I really enjoyed her first book, and expected more of the same. But that's not what I got. I'm not sure what I got - I did not recognize the language. This book made me feel so old, I just can't delete it fast enough! I read the other reviews, and people enjoyed this book, but I don't even know what it is about - every sentence was interupted with jibberish, hashtags and annoying cutesy abbreviations (abbrevs...) I like relatable stories written in English, with complete sentences and actual words - at least enough of this to catch my attention. I hope Phoebe's next book is more relatable (Yes, I'll give her another chance because she is talented and funny), but maybe she is writing for a very specific demographic. That's up to the author...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-10-19

Amazing book!

So epic! And amazing! Anybody who’s looking for a good read has found it! Learn from this and really listen, I’m a white guy, white people should read both of her books truly a voice in our generation that we should listen to (like all the Black Women we should be listening too)

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  • BearTales1568
  • 2018-11-14

I couldn't finish it

I love supporting black writers, but I couldn't make it past chapter 3. The narrating and ultimately the writing just wasn't too irritating and felt jumpy. It was like having a bad one-sided conversation with someone you met at a bar. Not a fan.

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  • Danita Hall
  • 2019-04-25

It's Okay.....

I was really excited to read the book and there are some really funny parts of the book however it's hard to understand. She's narrating at a fast speed and her words are getting lost between her mouth and my ears somewhere. I also have to rewind sometimes because of the pronunciations of certain words.

Overall if you can get past the narrating, it'll make you laugh!

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  • C Battle
  • 2019-04-17

Funny!

Funny telling of the life lessens she’s experienced. Phoebe invoked laughter as she performed her story.

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  • Heather
  • 2019-04-03

Phoebe Robinson is my new celebrity crush!

I think I have a new celebrity crush! Seriously, after listening to this story I felt like I had gotten to know the author personally. She takes us through some harsh realities but then lightens the mood with her all-so-genuine, contagious AF laughter. It made the Addendum that much better because I felt like I was listening to a close friend update me on her life.

While I'll admit it did take me a couple of chapters to get used to the hashtags and acronyms, Robinson's incredible voice and valid points made me want to keep coming back to this story.

Highly recommend!

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  • Cat Polivoda
  • 2019-03-18

10/10! Absolutely Loved This Book!

I love this book so much! Thank you, Phoebe, for giving us this!

I adore both the topics covered in the essays and the way they’re read by Phoebe. So relatable! So smart! So fun!

I especially appreciated how Phoebe talks about body positivity from a non-plus-size perspective in a way that is really honest and real with lots of nuance.

I really identified with her chapters on debt and being a workaholic.

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  • Savvy218
  • 2019-03-18

Hilariously honest and clever!

Phoebe Robinson is witty, funny, and captivating. Listening to her book was like listening to a comedy special. I highly recommend reading/listening to anything she creates.