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How to Rent a Negro
     

How to Rent a Negro

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by damali ayo
 

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ISBN-10: 1556525737

ISBN-13: 9781556525735

Pub. Date: 07/01/2005

Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556525735
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments,
Welcome!,
Baby, I Was Born to Rent,
1. Getting Over That Helpless Feeling,
2. Know Thyself: Reasons for Renting,
3. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),
4. Bring it On: Popular Approaches,
5. Tools of the Trade: Renter Resources,
You're So Articulate! Handy Terms,
Check You Out: A Checklist for the Prospective Renter,
Let it Rip! Easy Tear-Out Tools for Renters,
6. Quickies: Impulse Renting,
7. Don't Shoot! It's Only a Rental: A Special Segment for Law Enforcement Officers,
Do You Want Fries with That Negro?,
Sample Rental Applications,
So You Want to Be a Rental?,
8. Getting Over That Helpless Feeling,
9. How Can I Tell If I'm Being Rented? A Quiz,
10. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),
11. Walk This Way: Becoming a Successful Rental,
12. Tools of the Trade: Renter Resources,
Playing by the Rules: Guidelines for Your Renters,
Card Carrying: Authentic African American Business Card,
Pony Up! A Sample Invoice,
13. White Noise: Common Questions You'll Have to Answer,
14. Sailing Through the Stress: Wellness Techniques,
15. Cash or Check Only: Charging for Your Services,
AfterWords,
16. There Are Rentals I Remember: Stories from the Field,
17. Through the Looking Glass: The Future of Renting a Negro,
18. Dear Negro: Letters to rent-a-negro.com,

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How to Rent a Negro 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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I'm sure it's probably a really good read but from the title, I'm not sure we're at a place where that kind of title is funny it's just me but i'm kind of offended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Because I read this book I now realize that I have been an uncompensated Rental all my life! I plan to change that! :-) (Seriously, though, a great read for both black and white!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Black satire with truth and wit doesn't get any better than this book. Surely, diverse audiences will find Damali Ayo's book a hilarious and intelligent laugh fest. I think it should be required reading, especially for Blacks and Whites.