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Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes: Essays (Hardcover)
Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Turns out me looking like a bootleg Diana Ross on this book’s cover is not enough to entice folks to read this book. And it’s apparently insufficient to tell websites to put the following on their page: “Hilarious, smart, and very hot piece of A who makes the Mona Lisa look like a bowl of day-old refried beans—#SheBasic—wrote a great book, so buy it.”
So what ARE you getting into, if you choose to buy this book? Please Don’t Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes is my latest and timely essay collection! We’ve all been through a trying time, which is why I wrote something to make you laugh until you pee a little, feel until you want to rage a little, and think until you go back to laughing a little. That means telling you about the embarrassing accident that happened while quarantining with my boyfriend, the ways Black Lives Matter and performative allyship have taken center stage, my mom begrudgingly leaving her house so she could meet Michelle Obama, my decision to not have kids, and everything I’ve learned from running multiple companies (Pro tip: Always have a wig on standby for impromptu Zoom meetings).
No pressure, but clicking “buy” right now is a win-win: you get all the laughs I drummed up; and I can sell a lot of copies for my brand new imprint, Tiny Reparations Books, and keep shelling out for extra guac.
About the Author
Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian, writer, producer, and actress. She is best known as the co-creator and co-star of the hit podcast and series of TV specials 2 Dope Queens. She’s also the New York Times bestselling author of You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain and Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay, which is being adapted into a half-hour pilot for Freeform. Additionally, Phoebe has starred in the movies Ibiza and What Men Want, and was moderator on Michelle Obama’s international Becoming book tour. Most recently, Phoebe launched Tiny Reparations, a production company under ABC Signature, whose first project is a talk show entitled Doing the Most with Phoebe Robinson that premiered April 2021 on Comedy Central.
“Strikes the perfect balance of brutally honest and laugh out loud funny. I didn’t want it to end.”
—Mindy Kaling, New York Times bestselling author of Why Not Me?
“Phoebe Robinson has done it again! While exploring topics ranging from being the boss to helping me determine which wigs are my zoom standbys, Pheebs keeps the comic relief coming. I’ve never looked forward to reading footnotes so much. Come for the laughs, stay for her vulnerability. You just might find yourself walking away lighter and braver.”
—Austin Channing Brown, New York Times bestselling author of I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
“Phoebe’s the G.O.A.T when it comes to honest and hilarious storytelling, and Please Don’t Sit on my Bed in Your Outside Clothes is no exception. Her writing is a masterclass in transforming life’s most complicated parts into relatable gems. Righteous, ratchet, sincere, and downright entertaining, I couldn't put Please Don't Sit on my Bed down.”
—Hasan Minhaj, Comedian, Actor, Producer
"She did it again! Whip-smart, laugh-out-loud, and unabashedly honest, this collection feels like a long awaited weekend with an old friend. Phoebe brings you in with her hilarity, and keeps you with her unparalleled social commentary. After the past year, I needed this!"
—Abbi Jacobson, New York Times bestselling author of I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff
“Phoebe Robinson continues to be one of the most interesting, thoughtful and hilarious writers of our generation. She’s so relatable and captivating and especially gifted at illustrating the ridiculous side of humanity comically while striking you right through your heart without you realizing it. Frankly, How dare she be this gifted and cool and hot? It’s disrespectful. F*ck her. I hate Phoebe Robinson.”
—Jameela Jamil, Actress, Author, Activist
“A funny, heartfelt, joyful third book… Separately, Robinson’s hot takes on life mostly hold their own, but when taken together, they create a satisfying, hilarious tapestry.”
—Kirkus (starred review)