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Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes by Phoebe Robinson

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takarakei's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted medium-paced


Phoebe’s true best form of comedy is the written word. Honestly if you just want to read/listen to someone talk about how absurd life is with levity. If you’re a woman in your 30s and especially a POC woman, you gotta give it a try.

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emotional funny reflective medium-paced


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funny hopeful lighthearted reflective medium-paced


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bookedbyelizabeth's review

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funny informative reflective medium-paced



CW: racism, police brutality

The essays in this book are hilarious and full of personality but also thought-provoking and insightful. I appreciated the way she weaves in history, pop culture references, personal anecdotes, advice, and humor.

A few thoughts on my favorite essays:
• Introduction: 2020 Was Gonna Be My Year! (LOL) - A solid start to the book that showcased how funny, genuine, and down to earth she is but also gets very real and honest about the pandemic and its effects.
• Yes, I Have Free Time Because I Don’t Have Kids - About the societal pressure on women to not only have children but to aspire to and the disdain for women who do not want that. Definitely a topic that deserves more attention, in my opinion.
• We Don’t Need Another White Savior - The title says it all. It’s about the Black Lives Matter movement and the accompanying performative activism, allyship, white saviorism, and more following summer 2020. Simply put, it was 🔥
• Self-Care is Not a Candle and Therapy is Not a Notebook: How We Are Doing the Most and the Absolute Least at the Same Damn Time - About the commercialization of self-care, the privilege of being able to participate in this version of self care, as well as the lack of focus on the bigger societal issues and the lack of support of mental health resources that have caused our collective mental health to deteriorate in the first place and people to turn to the products and services companies push as self-care. It’s a mess, and it made me reflect on what self-care truly is, and how it looks different from person to person.

I loved this book and would definitely recommend it. I read the book fairly quickly but paused after each essay to absorb and reflect. I’ll have to read Phoebe Robinson’s other books and listen to her podcasts! (Btw if you haven’t checked out her #ThirstyThursday posts on her IG @dopequeenpheebs, they are everything)

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