She Memes Well: Essays
From comedian Quinta Brunson comes a deeply personal and funny collection of essays about trying to make it when you’re struggling, the importance of staying true to your roots, and how she’s redefined humor online.
Quinta Brunson is a master at breaking the internet. Before having any traditional background in media, her humorous videos were the first to go viral on Instagram’s platform. From there, Brunson’s wryly observant POV helped cement her status in the comedy world at large, with roles on HBO, Netflix, ABC, Adult Swim, BuzzFeed, the CW, and Comedy Central. Now, Brunson is bringing her comedic chops to the page in She Memes Well, an earnest, laugh-out-loud collection about this unusual road to notoriety.
In her debut essay collection, Quinta applies her trademark humor and heart to discuss what it was like to go from a girl who loved the World Wide Web to a girl whose face launched a thousand memes. With anecdotes that range from the ridiculous–like the time she decided to go clubbing wearing an outfit she describes as “Gary Coleman meets metrosexual pirate”–to more heartfelt material about her struggles with depression, Quinta’s voice is entirely authentic and eminently readable. With its intimate tone and hilarious moments, She Memes Well will make you feel as if you’re sitting down with your chillest, funniest friend.
“A gloriously insightful, gut-busting glimpse into the brilliant mind of the internet’s golden child herself. She Memes Well is a beautiful trip down memory lane and an inspiring nudge to any creative looking to make their own eternal imprint, online or off.”
QUINTA BRUNSON is an actor, producer, and stand-up comedian. She’s been named one of Forbes‘s “30 Under 30” and has been featured in Vogue, People, Essence, the Hollywood Reporter , and elsewhere for her pioneering work in comedy. She plays a lead role in the HBO sketch series A Black Lady Sketch Show. Born in Philadelphia, she currently lives in Los Angeles.
–Issa Rae, Golden Globe-nominated actress and New York Times bestselling author of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
“In She Memes Well, Quinta gives more than a peek behind the curtain. She invites us in, lets us poke around and offers a balm for our aching souls. She moves beyond the jokes into something much deeper, something we may not recognize we need. She is the friend, sister, lover, cool co-worker we all wished we had.”
–Gabrielle Union, actress and New York Times bestselling author of We’re Going to Need More Wine
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