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A hilarious and satirical look at race relations that is almost too close for comfort, this pseudo-guidebook gives both renters and rentals "much-needed" advice and tips on technique. Reframing actual stories, techniques, requests, and responses gathered from the author's more than 30 years of research and experience, tips are provided in step-by-step outlines for renters to get the most for their money, and how rentals can become successful and wealthy, what they should wear, and topics of conversation to avoid. The book also serves up photo-dramatizations of some of the popular approaches covered in the book, handy tip-boxes, frequently asked questions for renters and rentals, a "How do I know if I'm being rented?" quiz, a glossary of important terms, and "quickie" insta-rentals for those who need to rent on the go. Punctuated by quotes from former renters, and featuring rental diaries based on real encounters, this satire shocks and amuses, presenting a strikingly stark mirror of human relationships.

About the Author

damali ayo's web site, www.rent-a-negro.com, has been featured in media outlets including ABCNews.com, the Chicago Tribune, Harpers, Salon.com, the VillageVoice.com, and the Washington Post. A conceptual artist, she explores social issues through visual art and performance. She has received international acclaim and has been interviewed on the radio by Brian Lehrer, Joe Madison, Mancow Muller, and Tavis Smiley, among others.

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alexandriajohnson4, April 20, 2013 (view all comments by alexandriajohnson4)
I haven't read it yet but im picking it up this week and I can not wait read her background and the inspiration to this book hit home! so im just super juiced to dive in!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781556525735
Author:
ayo, damali
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press
Author:
Ayo, Damali
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Form - Parodies
Subject:
Parodies
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
HUMOR / Parodies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
July 1, 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.50 x 5.50 in 0.51 lb

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