Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist

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Grand Central Publishing
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October 06, 2023

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About the Author

Franchesca Ramsey is a social justice advocate, comedian, actress, writer, video blogger, sought-after speaker, and the host of the award-winning web series Decoded on MTV. With videos topping 12 million views, she has been featured on NPR, Anderson Cooper, CNN, MTV, the BBC, and in the New York Times. A former writer and correspondent for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, she now has a major late-night television show in development with Comedy Central. She lives in New York City and this is her first book.


"Ramsey the 'accidental activist' whose YouTube video 'Shit White Girls Say...to Black Girls' went viral, offers wiry advice and dishy anecdotes in this sage and salty memoir in essays."--O, The Oprah Magazine
"Through Decoded, her popular MTV Web series, Franchesca Ramsey doesn't just push the envelope on race and pop culture--she rips it up and sets it on fire. She brings that same panache and aplomb to the insightful read Well, That Escalated Quickly, a spot-on view of survival in a social media world that has few, if any, boundaries."--Essence Magazine
"Ramsey's anecdotes as a black woman who grew up in the suburbs are salient...Ramsey is doing what she does best: calling people in and sparking crucial dialogue."--Bust Magazine
"Ramsey, who will soon have a show on Comedy Central, has written an insightful book that brings us laughter as well as tools for understanding our differences and our shared humanity."--Library Journal
"Regardless of their level of familiarity with Ramsey's work, readers will enjoy engaging with complex subjects via her frank, approachable style."--Booklist
"An admirable exploration of the rapidly morphing boundaries of social mores and online outrage; the author helpfully points the way toward better communication."--Kirkus
"Ramsey uses her trademark humor to disarm her readers and then reequip them with better tools...[her] satire feels more like rolling on the floor laughing with our wittiest bestie."--Christian Century
"Illuminating, entertaining."--Bustle