Who said working while Black isn’t a laughing matter?
Cocoa Girl in A Cubicle World: The Hysterically Honest Handbook to the Black Girl’s Life at Work is a must-have manual for every girl in your life who is 1) brown, and 2) must work!
Drawn from countless hours spent punching a clock while trying not to clock somebody, COCOA GIRL IN A CUBICLE WORLD is the first book of its kind to offer an honest and humorous perspective on working while Black and female. Your total guide to COCOA personality, COCOA speak, and COCOA strategies at work, this gem shares how you master all the business hours cray – from navigating boughetto first names that you had no say in picking to masterfully checking Shady McGrady coworkers without losing your mind … or pay.
In addition, you’ll fulfill another language requirement, Cubonics, learn why smart Cocoa Girls tap their inner actresses, what can render one forever-turnt-up at work Cocoa incogNegro at the drop of a dime, how to detect diseases that threaten Cocoas’ careers worldwide, and you’ll receive ratchet to ruthless to responsible tips from celeb C-girls for getting to the top. Also featuring fun quizzes, checklists, e-mail interactions, breaking down what’s said vs. what’s really meant, and critical sections that intersect work and life, such as “Paychecks vs. Poonanny … Pay or Play?”
Cocoa Girl in A Cubicle World is destined to become a favorite worldwide. And, published just in time for graduation, will surely be at the top of every Cocoa Girl’s shopping list.
Known for her fresh writing voice that “leaps off the page,” storyteller and blogger Rachel Star first grabbed readers’ attention via her former blog, Cocoa Girl on the Job ... Where “working while Black” is ALWAYS a laughing matter. She pens relatable and hilarious tales about work and life, with charm, vulnerability, and an honest edge that can only come from someone born in the South, raised in the Midwest, and living many years in New York. As the author of Cocoa Girl in a Cubicle World and a 20/30-something, self-discovery memoir (due in 2014), Rachel has contributed to numerous lifestyle websites. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a degree in journalism and currently lives in Harlem, New York, NY.
Rachel’s musings about writing and life can be found on her blog missrachelstar.com and on Twitter and Instagram @missrachstar.