Luvvie Ajayi Jones is a star. She is the author of two wildfire memoirs and life guides, a brilliant blogger, a tireless activist, a marketing wizard, an internationally respected expert on the very serious subject of shoes, a compelling podcaster, a TED speaker whose talk, “Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable,” has inspired millions, and a critic of the status quo. Born in Nigeria, forged in Chicago, she is a true global citizen and a leader for our times. With Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie teaches us how to take up space in the world and push past all the voices in our heads and in our culture that tell us that we don’t belong.
Luvvie’s work in helping people to create lives that are “audacious, bold, and whole” is influenced by her Nigerian grandmother, whose remarkable and unapologetic life presides over this guide like a matron saint. Luvvie learned from her grandmother to walk into any room with confidence, to revel in being celebrated, to ask for what she wants. And now Luvvie has created this “fear-fighter manual” for the rest of us, complete with action items, compassion, humor, and some Luvvie hand-holding. What could be better?
Find a reader’s guide for Professional Troublemaker here.