Virtual Book Discussion: You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacy

Join your libraries for a virtual book discussion of You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacy by Amber Ruffin. Follow Ruffin as she presents anecdotes about what it means to be a black woman facing everyday racism in a light and bantering manner. From racist donut shops to strangers putting their whole hand in her hair, from being mistaken for a prostitute to being mistaken for Harriet Tubman, Lacey is a lightning rod for hilariously ridiculous yet all-too-real anecdotes. She's the perfect mix of polite, beautiful, petite, and Black that apparently makes people think "I can say whatever I want to this woman." And now, Amber and Lacey share these entertainingly horrifying stories through their laugh-out-loud sisterly banter. Painfully relatable or shockingly eye-opening (depending on how often you have personally been followed by security at department stores), this book tackles modern-day racism with the perfect balance of levity and gravity. Free copies of You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacy will be available at all Garfield County Libraries while supplies last. After reading the book, we invite you to join us via Zoom to discuss what the topic meant to you, and what you think it means for our society as a whole.

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Thursday, October 7
6:00 pm