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Phoebe Robinson and her new book, YOU CAN’T TOUCH MY HAIR, which went on sale from Plume on Tuesday (10/4), are generating an incredible amount of publicity and celebrity social media attention.  Check out the #YouCantTouchMyHair tweets and Instagram posts from Kevin Bacon, Danielle Brooks,Natasha Lyonne, Jill Soloway, John Hodgman,Carrie Brownstein and musician St. Vincent. On Sunday (10/9), Phoebe will be on Huffington Post’s Facebook page, commenting live during the 2nd Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.  Major media hits include appearances by Phoebe on Conan, Weekend Edition and Leonard Lopate (on which Leonard was quoted as saying, “Your hair isn’t all that”).  People magazine (10/17 issue) called the book “hilarious and sobering.” O Magazine (November issue) “The gut – and patriarchy – busting essay collection marks the literary grand entrance of comedian Phoebe Robinson…Robinson shows us that life teems with casual racism, and the best way to root it out is with a razor-sharp wit.”   There has also been coverage in New York magazine,Elle and Cosmo and such outlets as Refinery29, AV Club (featuring a blooper reel of her audio book), InStyle and Dinner Party Download. Phoebe’s video with Jessica Williams, who wrote the Foreword to YOU CAN’T TOUCH MY HAIR,, is featured on the Funny or Die homepage.  Her video with Broad City ladies made “Trailer of the Day” on Wednesday (10/5) in  Shelf Awareness Upcoming: Phoebe will be on NBC’s Today show on Wednesday, October 19. In YOU CAN’T TOUCH MY HAIR, using her trademark wit alongside pop-culture references galore, Phoebe explores everything from why Lisa Bonet is “Queen. Bae. Jesus,” to breaking down the terrible nature of casting calls, to giving her less-than-traditional advice to the future female president, and demanding that the NFL clean up its act, all told in the same conversational voice that launched her podcast, 2 Dope Queens, to the top spot on iTunes. As personal as it is political, YOU CAN’T TOUCH MY HAIR examines our cultural climate and skewers our biases with humor and heart, announcing Phoebe Robinson as a writer on the rise.