With a title like The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
one does expect a lot of social fumbling, but here’s the thing: I don’t think Issa Rae is as awkward as she thinks she is. Though maybe it is hard for me, a fellow awkward, to be an unbiased judge in this situation. I can however say with certainty that Issa Rae is very funny. I’ve been a fan of her web series, also titled The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
, for quite some time and was looking forward to this memoir to quell my epic sadness over the long term hiatus of the show.