Luvvie Ajayi Jones is an award-winning author, podcast host, and sought-after speaker who thrives at the intersection of comedy, justice, and professional troublemaking. She is the author of the New York Times (November 2016) bestseller I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual, and her site, AwesomelyLuvvie, is where she covers all things culture with a critical yet humorous lens. She runs her own social platform and app, LuvvNation, which is a safe space in a dumpster fire world.
You could spend a lifetime and fortune finding the perfect
therapist, mentor, minister, career coach, and girlfriend -- or you
could just spend a day reading PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER. This book
- Luvvie Ajayi Jones's most helpful, bold, vulnerable, hilarious,
and relevant work yet -- is equal parts catharsis and wake-up call,
both comforting and galvanizing. I laughed and cried so hard that
my family asked me to read in the other room. With her razor-sharp
mind, soul on fire, and heart of gold --- Luvvie is the activist
and artist the world needs right now. This will be my go-to gift
for all the beloved troublemakers in my life.
*Glennon Doyle, author of #1 NYT Bestseller Untamed and founder of Together Rising*
There's nobody quite like Luvvie Ajayi Jones. She's a force and a powerhouse, the thunder and the lightning - and Professional Troublemaker shows us exactly how she got that way. This is a great book about reaching deep down inside yourself, crushing your fears, unleashing your 'too-muchness,' and giving yourself permission to shake the world. In a voice that is funny, wise, bold, and always generous, Luvvie encourages, inspires, and dares us to follow our dreams, fight against injustice, soak up the pleasures of life, and take up all the space in the room. If this book doesn't make you feel bolder and braver by the final page, then you weren't reading it right. I loved every passionate word of it
*Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love*
This book is a comfort and a challenge. It inspires, encourages, heartens, and invigorates in equal measure. You should read it
*Jenny Lawson, New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened*
As an oft-scared chickenhead, who cares too much about what others think, it's so comforting to be guided through my own crippling fear and self-doubt by one of the bravest, most incisively honest, hysterical voices I know. This book was so real, relatable and so much of it had me belly laughing. This is the essential manual for anybody who is ready to take that leap of faith to bet on the best, uninhibited, whole version of themselves
*Issa Rae, Actor and New York Times Bestselling Author of The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl*
Luvvie Ajayi Jones describes herself as 'a professional troublemaker'. From her TED talk Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable to setting up her own safe space social platform, LuvvNation, she's pushed boundaries despite struggling with fear and imposter syndrome and this book is about exactly that. We all feel fear and insecurity but that, in a world that wants to keep people in their boxes, we need to speak out, acknowledge we will always have that fear and get on with it anyway. Written with humour and verve, this is about changing the world politically and personally even if it means we need a bit of courage to do so.
This read underlines why facing your fears is crucial to changing the status quo - both personally and politically