In Bulletproof Diva, LisaJones brings the wit and candor of her infamousVillage Voice column, "Skin Trade,"to a much larger audience. Chock full of the"fierce black girl humor" that has made hercolumn so popular, this provocative collection ofessays and observations on race, sex, identity, andthe politics of style speaks to a young generationof blacks who were raised in an integrated societyand are now waiting for America to deliver on itspromises of equality. The thirty-seven shortpieces and six long essays in BulletproofDiva cover a wide range of topics, many of themextremely controversial. Jones moves smoothly fromissues of ethnicity in a changing America, challenging viewpoints on African-Americanand mixed race identity, to "butt theory"and the roller-coaster politics of black hair.Written in a style that is as appealing as it isunapologetic, Bulletproof Divamarks the debut of a genuinely gifted young writerwith a distinctive voice and a fresh perspective onthe black cultural scene.
"Lisa Jones's writing is so vibrant and dynamic, her words create a kind of fierce music... a fabulous book." -- The Boston Globe