Potent Truths for Everyday Use
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- Publication Date: October 22, 2019
- Imprint: Abrams Image
- Trim Size: 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4
- ISBN: 9781419734502
- Page Count: 320
- Illustrations: 30 illustrations; 10 full-color photos
- Rights: North America
Insightful essays, poignant life advice, and pithy pearls of wisdom from one of comedy’s brightest rising stars
Comedian, writer, actress, and social media star Amanda Seales is a force of nature who has fearlessly and passionately charted her own course through life and career. Now, in her one-of-a-kind voice that blends academic intellectualism, Black American colloquialisms, and pop culture fanaticism, she’s bringing her life’s lessons and laughs to the page. This volume of essays, axioms, original illustrations, and photos provides Seales’s trademark “self-help from the hip” style of commentary, fueled by ideology formed from her own victories, struggles, research, mistakes, risks, and pay-offs. Unapologetic, fiercely funny, and searingly honest, Small Doses engages, empowers, and enlightens readers on how to find their truths while still finding the funny!
“It is Amanda’s commitment to her own growth and transformation that creates an empowering space for us all, even in our vulnerabilities. These ‘gems’ announce Amanda as one of the most important voices in our culture!”Actor/Producer/Advocate, Brandon Victor Dixon —
“Amanda is Smart and Funny as Hell. Brave and uncensored, she will tell you the truth about yourself in a way that even you have to laugh at. She be knowing, ’cause she takes the time to consider and find out, but most of all because she cares. Brains are the new Tits.”Musician, Actress, Mama, Cree Summer —
About the author
Amanda Seales is a comedian and creative visionary. You know her as “Tiffany DuBois” on HBO’s Insecure and from her debut stand-up special I Be Knowin’. She is a former cohost on the daytime talk show The Real, the host of NBC’s Bring the Funny, and she hosted the groundbreaking 2020 BET Awards. The creator/host of the hit live, and now virtual, music/comedy game show, Smart Funny & Black, Amanda speaks truth to change via her wildly popular Instagram and her weekly podcast also titled Small Doses. She recently launched her membership community app, “SFB Society!”
A Jedi Khaleesi with a patronus that’s a Black Panther with wings, she keeps audiences laughing, thinking, and living in their truth!