Everything's Trash, But It's Okay (Plume Books)

Skylight Books and Largo are proud to present Phoebe Robinson for TWO SHOWS, celebrating the release of her book, Everything's Trash, But It's Okay. Tickets are $40 and include a copy of the book. Skylight staffers will be on-site selling additional copies of Everything's Trash, But It's Okay and You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain.bNOTE: This event will be held at Largo at the Coronet and tickets are required for entry. 


Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) will be joining Phoebe Robinson for a conversation during her show at the Largo at the Coronet.

From New York Times bestselling author and star of 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson, comes a new, hilarious, and timely essay collection on gender, race, dating, and a world that seems to always be a self-starting Dumpster fire.

Wouldn't it be great if life came with instructions? Of course, but like access to Michael B. Jordan's house, none of us are getting any. Thankfully, Phoebe Robinson is ready to share everything she has experienced to prove that if you can laugh at her topsy-turvy life, you can laugh at your own.

Written in her trademark unfiltered and singularly witty style, Robinson's latest essay collection is a call to arms. She tackles a wide range of topics, such as giving feminism a tough-love talk in hopes it can become more intersectional; telling society's beauty standards to kick rocks; and takes a hard look at our culture's obsession with work.

Robinson also gets personal, exploring debt she has hidden from her parents, how dating is mainly a warmed-over bowl of hot mess, and maybe most importantly, meeting Bono not once, but twice. She's struggled with being a woman with a political mind and a woman with an ever-changing jeans size. She knows about trash not only because she sees it every day, but also because she's seen about one-hundred-thousand hours of reality TV and zero hours of Schindler's List.

Everything's Trash, But It's Okay is a candid perspective for a generation that has had the rug pulled out from under it too many times to count, as well as an intimate conversation with a new best friend.

Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian, actress, and the author of the New York Times bestseller You Can't Touch My Hair. Most recently, she and Jessica Williams turned their hit WNYC Studios podcast, 2 Dope Queens, into four one-hour HBO specials. Robinson has also appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Conan, Broad City, Search Party, The Daily Show, and the Today show; she was also a staff writer on the final season of Portlandia. When not working in TV, she's the host of the critically acclaimed WNYC Studios interview podcast Sooo Many White Guys. She recently made her feature film debut in the Netflix comedy Ibiza, released earlier this year.

Photo by Mindy Tucker

Jameela Jamil is a one-of-a-kind multi-hyphenate. Jameela can currently be seen starring in Mike Schur’s series for NBC, The Good Place where she stars opposite Ted Danson and Kristen Bell. In 2009, Jameela Jamil, an English Teacher at the time, was picked from obscurity to host the British breakfast TV program Freshly squeezed where she went on to become a favorite weekend and weekday morning face for the station T4. In 2010, Jameela got her first solo presenting role on Koko Pop, a music show filmed in Camden’s iconic club, Koko which proved to be a big hit on Channel 4. The following year Jameela fronted E4’s cult series, Playing It Straight and BBC Radio 1 announced her as the new host for their Request Show on Sunday evenings regularly. By 2013 she landed the role of first female presenter to host BBC Radio 1’s The Official Chart Show. In 2016 Jameela made her move to United States television where she was cast by Mike Schur to portray the role of Tahani on NBC’s critically acclaimed The Good Place. The show has won both an AFI Award and a Critics Choice Award and is currently shooting its third season. In addition to her broadcast work, Jameela has also fronted a TV ad campaign for Maybelline and has done numerous fashion shoots with magazines including American, UK Vogue, In-Style & Esquire. She also launched her own UK clothing line, JAM by Jameela Jamil. As a journalist who penned a monthly column for Company Magazine, she was nominated for columnist of the year at both the PPA Awards and the BSME Awards. As if acting, hosting and journalism were not enough Jameela is an advocate for many causes and in 2018 launched a movement and social media platform called iWeigh which encourages women to feel valuable and amazing, and look beyond the flesh on their bones. The movement has been recognized by over 3 million outlets around the world such as The Washington Post, Glamour, Cosmo, Marie Claire, The Cut and Teen Vogue to name a few.

Photo by Sela Shiloni

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 8:00pm
Event address: 
366 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Everything's Trash, But It's Okay Cover Image
By Phoebe Robinson, Ilana Glazer (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780525534143
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Plume - October 16th, 2018

You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain Cover Image
By Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780143129202
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Plume - October 4th, 2016