August 30, 2018
Well, That Escalated Quickly
"Words are like chameleons that way." ~ pg. 313
Well, That Escalated Quickly is a timely collection of personal essays by veteran video blogger, Franchesca Ramsey. She discusses race, online activism, communication, social media trolls and more in this candid nonfiction book. It goes way beyond her viral YouTube video "What White Girls Say...to Black Girls."
Fran (yes, we are on nickname status), you had me at page 12 when you mentioned gently racist observations that seem to roll off the tongue. It is no exaggeration when I say how much this accidental activist/viral vlogger was living the same life as me in the workplace. Loving a hobby but keeping it away from professional life. Hiding success. Whether you can relate to Franchesca Ramsey or not, I recommend her memoir. It is hilarious, honest and extra at times but worth the read.
Title: Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist
Author: Franchesca Ramsey
Published: May 2018
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤