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 ...
  • Fiona
    Apr 08, 2018
    I was really enjoying this book for the first seven chapters. And then I started to understand why she claims so many haters and trolls. For the first part of the book, Franchesca was an insightful narrator, sharing her experiences with social media fame. She was humble, self-aware ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Constance Marie
    May 29, 2018
    I devoured this book. The only reason I had to put it down was because it was 3 am and I seriously needed to go to sleep (with only three chapters left!!) *you don?t understand how hard that was for me* You also don?t understand how hard it was for me to wait for this book to ...
  • Balthasaar
    May 28, 2018
    Like Francesca Ramsey, Loved hearing her stories and rise to limited fame. Was consistanlt amazed at how she found a niche for her particular set of talented hats that whe wares & found a way to thread the needle and get her foot int he door. Am eager for her to blow-up bigger. i.e...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bayley
    May 23, 2018
    Maybe a 4.5 but I believe strongly in rounding up. And the .5 off could be the headache I have. So maybe not her fault. If you are at all interested in activism on any front you should read this book. BUT I also low key think that anyone with an online presence should be required to ...
  • 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...
  • Camryn
    Jul 08, 2018
    I liked this a lot. ...
  • Cait the Bookish Bansídhe
    May 30, 2018
    Well, That Escalated Quickly is probably the best memoir I?ve read so far. (To be fair, I haven?t read too many, but WTEQ is my favorite!) Franchesca didn?t shy away from explaining her mistakes and how she continues to grow and learn. She came up with handy flow charts and graph...
  • Dee Dee
    May 31, 2018
    Although I wouldn't exactly categorize this as a memoir, it is an incredibly informative book about how to deal with the social media era without being problematic, insensitive, or too sensitive to trolls. You also get to learn from her mistakes, which is awesome because then you're fr...
  • Jenna Iden
    Jun 01, 2018
    I really like Franchesca Ramsey's Decoded series, so I enjoyed her candor in this book, but I wasn't sure if this was meant to be more of a memoir or a guidebook. If it's the former, I'm not sure there was enough material and, if the latter, I'm not sure who the target audience for thi...
  • April
    Jun 05, 2018
    Super enjoyable memoir. Franchesca doesn't shy away from any of the mistakes (or good steps!) she's taken along her personal path towards social activism. Her writing style is snappy and at times funny (when appropriate). I really enjoyed her look into the Internet's roll in both sendi...
  • 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...
  • Alex Meeks
    Jun 07, 2018
    What a great read! Part memoir, part primer in social justice lingo, part guide to navigating social media. I first learned who Franchesca is from the video that propelled her to viral fame, and I've been a huge fan ever since. I think this book can appeal even to people who aren't fam...
  • 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...
  • Grace Sanchez
    Jun 19, 2018
    I?ve enjoyed this author since following her on the Nightly Show as the Twitter interpreter (something I?ve consciously chosen to avoid)and later on her Facebook postings of her Decoded shorts for MTV. She is honest and forthcoming about her own experiences navigating various socia...
  • 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! ...
  • Cat C
    May 26, 2018
    I received a copy of this in a Goodreads giveaway, and it has not affected my review. So, honestly, I'd never heard of this author before, and I'd never seen any of the YouTube videos she'd made, or even the original YouTube videos that inspired the parody she went viral for. Howeve...