Popular Instagram cartoonist and Muslim-American Huda Fahmy presents a hilarious, relatable, and painfully honest new collection of comics that break down barriers and show how universal our everyday problems, worries, and joys actually are.
At some point in our lives, we’ve all felt a little out of place. Huda Fahmy has found it’s a little more difficult to fade into the crowd when wearing a hijab.
In Yes, I’m Hot in This, Huda navigates the sometimes-rocky waters of life from the unique perspective of a Muslim-American woman, breaking down misconceptions of her culture one comic at a time. From recounting the many questions she gets about her hijab every day (yes, she does have hair) and explaining how she runs in an abaya (just fine, thank you) to dealing with misconceptions about Muslims, Yes, I’m Hot in This tackles universal feelings from an point of view we don’t hear from nearly enough.
Every one of us have experienced love, misunderstanding, anger, and a deep desire for pizza. In Yes, I’m Hot in This, Huda’s clever comics demonstrate humor’s ability to bring us together, no matter how different we may appear on the surface.
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About the Author
Huda Fahmy was born in Detroit, MI and attended the University of Michigan where she majored in English and minored in Political Science with hopes of one day becoming a lawyer. She finished one year of law school before shifting to education. She taught English to middle and high schoolers for eight years before she started writing about her experiences as a visibly Muslim woman in America and was encouraged by her older sister to turn these stories into comics. Huda, her husband Gehad, and their son reside in Houston, Texas.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a hilarious comic collection! It is both entertaining and informative. Huda shows many of the misconceptions that people have about Muslims in this story. People constantly as her if she’s hot in her hijab (Spoiler: She is hot). They also think she’s wearing it against her will, but she chooses to wear it. There was also a lot of humour in the story. Huda shows how different movies could be with her in them. She places herself in movies such as Harry Potter (where Umbridge sends her for a secondary inspection), Scarface (which she renames Scarfieface), and American Horror Story (renamed to Hijabi Horror Story). These movies show how little Muslims are represented in pop culture. I grew up in an area of Toronto with many Muslims. I could relate to many of the things she said of this book because many of my friends were Muslim while I was growing up. It’s amazing how people can ask so many ignorant questions, just because of something she wears on her head. I hope this book can change the way people see Muslims. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I received an arc from the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review. This book is funny, touching, and in-your-face about certain things (in a great way). I enjoyed reading from Huda’s point of view, a view that is extremely underrepresented—and I enjoyed her sense of humor as well as cringed with her over her frustrations (while becoming more self aware of my own actions). She educates in a very down-to-earth way; she’ll make you laugh and cry in four panels. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone!
This book is typical in format of many comic books being put out by Instagram or internet artists, but the content is unique. Huda Fahmy brings her experiences as a Muslim woman who chooses to wear a hijab in the United States these days. What makes the book fun is that it teaches non-Muslims, such as myself, about these experiences interacting with other Muslims and with general society while providing laughs along the way. While you will learn about her life experiences that may be different than yours, you will relate to a LOT of what she is saying. I recommend this as a fun, quick, read that might just teach you something along the way! Thank you NetGalley for an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.