Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be : essays
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New York : Grand Central Publishing, Hatchette Book Group, Inc, 2021.
ISBN
9781538702741
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263 pages ; 21 cm
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Published
New York : Grand Central Publishing, Hatchette Book Group, Inc, 2021.
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Book
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English
ISBN
9781538702741

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"Pop culture is the Pandora's Box of our lives. Racism, wealth, poverty, beauty, inclusion, exclusion, and hope -- all of these intractable and unavoidable features course through the media we consume. Examining pop culture's impact on her life, Nichole Perkins takes readers on a rollicking trip through the last twenty years of music, media and the internet from the perspective of one southern Black woman. She explores her experience with mental illness and how the TV series Frasier served as a crutch, how her role as mistress led her to certain internet message boards that prepared her for current day social media, and what it means to figure out desire and sexuality and Prince in a world where marriage is the only acceptable goal for women. Combining her sharp wit, stellar pop culture sensibility, and trademark spirited storytelling, Nichole boldly tackles the damage done to women, especially Black women, by society's failure to confront the myths and misogyny at its heart, and her efforts to stop the various cycles that limit confidence within herself. By using her own life and loves as a unique vantage point, Nichole humorously and powerfully illuminates how to take the best pop culture has to offer and discard the harmful bits, offering a mirror intoour own lives"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Perkins, N. (2021). Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be: essays (First edition.). Grand Central Publishing, Hatchette Book Group, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Perkins, Nichole. 2021. Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be: Essays. Grand Central Publishing, Hatchette Book Group, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Perkins, Nichole. Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be: Essays Grand Central Publishing, Hatchette Book Group, Inc, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Perkins, Nichole. Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be: Essays First edition., Grand Central Publishing, Hatchette Book Group, Inc, 2021.

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