Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist

Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist

In this sharp, funny, and incredibly timely collection of personal essays, veteran video blogger and star of MTV's Decoded Franchesca Ramsey explores race, identity, online activism, and the downfall of real communication in the age of social media rants, trolls, and call-out wars. Franchesca Ramsey didn't set out to be an activist. Or a comedian. Or a commentator on ident In this sharp, funny, and incredibly timely collection of personal essays, veteran video blogger and star of MTV's De...

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Title:Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist
Author:Franchesca Ramsey
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B0763L5WKK
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist Reviews

  • Kim
    Apr 18, 2018
    Social media memoir meets Franchesca's evolution in understanding and advocating for social justice, foibles and all. Handy guide on dealing with pervasive internet trolls. When to call in, when to call out. What that means. If you're a fan of her YouTube videos, you'll also love this ...
  • Andi
    Apr 30, 2018
    HOLY SHIT. I WON MY FIRST GOODREADS BOOK. So excited to read this. *tear* Okay. So thank you goodreads for picking me - ME - to review this book (and the dozen of others who have read it, you get appraise too). But seriously, I am proud to finally be one of those people who can wr...
  • Megan (Best of Fates)
    Feb 12, 2018
    This book is less memoir and more guide to how to critique and be critiqued, told through her own mistakes and experiences. I have somewhat followed Fran's career (i.e. I followed her on Snapchat and tried to remember to watch The Nightly Show) so was somewhat familiar with lots of the...
  • Kristen Beverly
    Jan 20, 2018
    Conflict resolution for the social media age: FTW!!! This isn?t usually my type of book, but everyone who owns a social media account should be forced to read this book before using said account. There are lots of great concepts - calling in vs calling out, learning to live your natu...
  • Sharlena
    Mar 21, 2018
    **I received an advanced review copy of this book through Goodreads Giveaways.** 3.5 stars. This was a quick, easy read. This wasn't so much a memoir as it was a how-to primer on social media and activism. Ms. Ramsey's writing style is conversational, accessible and funny which made...
  • Robin Graber
    Jun 17, 2018
    Holy crap this book was good. Franchesca goes into the mistakes she made, times she messed up, and how she grew and learned as an activist. I loved her openness and honesty in this book, and hearing her read it was the best way to read this. ...
  • Latiffany
    Jun 13, 2018
    This review contains spoilers!!! I first encountered Francheska Ramsey on YouTube. I was transitioning into natural hair and loved her loc tutorials. It feels almost as if I watched her career blossom from the bathroom loc tutorials, to the viral video, her appearance on Anderson Co...
  • Dani(elle)
    Jun 28, 2018
    One of those books that makes me want to be a better person by reminding me that I can be. ...
  • Kerri
    Jan 17, 2018
    I've been aware of Franchesca Ramsey since she posted her powerful video sharing her rape experience, and I have kept up with her Twitter via RT's that have made their way onto my timeline, but I have not watched Decoded, or Larry Wilmore or stayed on top of every social media scandal ...
  • Lauren
    Feb 13, 2018
    *I received an advanced reader copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway* I've been a fan of Franchesca Ramsey for a while and have followed her success and evolution from YouTuber to panelist on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and host of MTV's Decoded.. Ramsey's book reco...
  • Destri
    Apr 04, 2018
    I received an advanced copy of this book via Goodreads giveaway. I love this book! I agree with previous comments that it's not too heavy on the memoir but it does consist of a lot of honest self reflection about her activism and internet presence. As the internet and its content co...
  • Roxanne
    Jul 26, 2018
    A funny, informative and entertaining read. ...
  • Christina Marie
    Aug 14, 2018
    I listened to this on audiobook. I honestly thought I would like it more than I actually did. I didn?t dislike it by any means. It just made me realize that I don?t have to agree with or share in the philosophies of all black activists. A lot of what was portrayed in this b...
  • Shana
    May 29, 2018
    ***I won an ARC of this book through a GoodReads giveaway*** This book strikes a remarkable balance between Franchesca Ramsey's personal experiences (quirks, snafus, and all!) and reader education. Because she so deftly switches between the two, it never comes across as preachy or h...
  • Jessica
    Jun 07, 2018
    I cannot remember how long I have been following Francesca?s career, but I can say for certain that her work has been influential to my understanding of numerous social justice concepts. Plus, as a social worker, whose profession is dedicated to social justice and discussing privileg...
  • Melissa Stacy
    Jul 30, 2018
    Published in 2018, the how-to-be-a-better-activist self-help memoir, "Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist," by Franchesca Ramsey, is a useful and funny book to read. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a crash course in modern social jus...
  • Amaka
    May 31, 2018
    I enjoyed reading about Franchesa?s unexpected rise to YouTube ?stardom? and the steps (and equipment) needed to make that happen. The transitions were perfect and the stories were ridiculous, in a good way though. The only issue I had was her approach on some issues. She made it...
  • Naeemah Huggins
    May 29, 2018
    I learned a whole lot. The internet is mean, people can be hateful and we live in the era of call out culture. I also learned that it's important to respect the culture and sensitivities of others, to stand solidly in my own truth while keeping an empathetic mindset and that it's usele...
  • Susan Bazzett-Griffith
    Aug 20, 2018
    Prior to reading this book, I didn't realize that Franchesca Ramsey was a "YouTuber" (a thing I continuously tell my son is NOT A JOB), and I have to say, I think I liked her better before I knew about her online beginnings/ when I thought she was just a woman well-versed in social jus...
  • chantel nouseforaname
    Aug 18, 2018
    I love Franchesca Ramsey! I think she's so cool and she's just like this refreshing tool you can use to school people who are ignorant - she does all the work for you; she creates videos and information that you can use to send to people who are being dumb asses. However.. do I feel th...
  • Camryn
    Jul 08, 2018
    I liked this a lot. ...
  • Shirleynature
    Sep 06, 2018
    Funny, wise, bold & candid storytelling and great practical advise for communicating social justice concerns via social media or in-person. ...
  • Amanda (Books, Life and Everything Nice)
    Mar 28, 2018
    I received this book for free through Goodreads Giveaways. As always, an honest review. Well That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist tells the story of Francesca Ramsey?s journey into activism. She starts as a YouTuber with a moderate following and s...
  • Jordan Wyn
    May 31, 2018
    Franchesca is such a smart, honest, and funny voice, and it was so much fun to read through her stories and learnings. In a world where discourse on important issues often lacks nuance, and the people most often claiming to bring nuance/qualifiers to a discussion are doing it in bad fa...
  • Adeshola Obafemi
    May 25, 2018
    I loved it This book exceeded my expectations (which were already high as a kite). So proud of Chesca's journey and can't wait to see what she does next. Quick and easy read, extremely funny. The do's and dont's of activism broken down in only a way Chesca's could! ...
  • Hanna
    Mar 22, 2018
    Franchesca Ramsey has been an Internet personality I've enjoyed watching since she joined MTV's Decoded. She's smart, open, and willing to learn just as much as she's willing to guide & teach. This book was basically activism 101, and is absolutely something I would have enjoyed de...
  • da AL
    Jul 31, 2018
    Engaging and likable -- with complete patience and lots of self-disclosure -- Ramsey teaches us how to be higher-minded while reassuring us that it's an ongoing process for her too. ...
  • Lori
    Jul 01, 2018
    Overall I really enjoyed this book. Instances of where more person-first language could have been used (e.g., persons with disabilities vs disabled people), but not enough to detract from the overall message and utility. ...
  • Just Reading Everything
    Feb 21, 2018
    Everything about this is so, so great and honest. There are certainly many people in my life who NEED to read it. Don't miss out on this one! ...
  • Ashley
    Jul 02, 2018
    Do yourself the service by listening to the audiobook. Franchesca Ramsey's narration of her half self-help, half memoir is every bit as delightful as her quipy writing. ...