- Expected Jun 15, 2021
From comedian Quinta Brunson comes a deeply personal and funny collection of essays featuring anecdotes about trying to make it when you’re broke, overcoming self-doubt and depression, and how she’s used humor to navigate her career in unusual directions.
Quinta Brunson is a master of viral Internet content: without any traditional background in media, her humorous videos were the first to break through on Instagram’s platform, receiving millions of views. From there, Brunson’s wryly observant POV attracted the attention of BuzzFeed’s motion picture development department, leading her to produce viral videos there about topics like interracial dating, millennial malaise, and seeing your ex in public. Now, Brunson is bringing her comedic chops to the page in She Memes Well, an earnest, laugh-out-loud collection about her weird road to Internet notoriety.
In her debut essay collection, Quinta applies her trademark humor and heart to discuss what it was like to go from flat broke to “halfway recognizable— “don’t I know you somewhere?” level-of-fame. With anecdotes that range from the funny and zany—like the time she decided to go clubbing with models wearing a look that was more "Captain Hook cosplay" than haute couture—to more grounded material about rising up the ranks in a predominantly white industry, Brunson’s voice is entirely authentic and eminently readable. Perfect for fans of Phoebe Robinson’s You Can’t Touch My Hair, Abbi Jacobson's I Might Regret This and Issa Rae’s The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, She Memes Well will charm and entertain a growing, engaged audience.