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Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual by Luvvie Ajayi Jones


“Needless to say, Ajayi’s star is on the rise – from a New York Times profile to high-visibility speaking engagements where she challenges the way we think and act, particularly around race. She is beloved for her ability to challenge and make people laugh and think, with her unique tone and humor writing.”



From the New York Times bestselling author of I’m Judging You, a hilarious and powerful book that talks about how to tackle fear–that everlasting hater–and live boldly and audaciously in spite of all the reasons we have to cower

Luvvie Ajayi is known for her trademark wit, warm voice, and exceptional integrity. But even she’s been challenged by the enemy of progress known as fear. She was once afraid to call herself a writer because she was afraid of the title. She nearly skipped out on doing a TED talk that changed her life because of imposter syndrome. Also, she’s deathly afraid of bugs. And, as she shares in Professional Troublemaker, she’s not alone.

We’re all afraid of asking for what we want because we’re afraid of hearing “no.” We’re afraid of being different, of being too much or not enough. We’re afraid of leaving behind the known for the unknown. But in order to do the things that will truly, meaningfully change our lives, we have to become professional troublemakers: people who are committed to not letting fear talk them out of the things they need to do or say.

With humor and honesty, and guided by the influence of her inspiring and professional troublemaking grandmother, Funmilayo Faloyin, Luvvie walks us through what we must get right within ourselves before we can do the things that scare us; how to use our voice for a greater good; and how to put movement to the voice we’ve been silencing–because truth-telling is a muscle.

The point is not to be fearless. It is to know we are afraid and to charge forward regardless, to recognize the things we must do are more significant than the things we are afraid to do. This book shows you how she’s done it, and how you can, too.



Luvvie is a noted speaker on topics related to blogging, branding, communications, activism and comedy. She has presented at conferences and events around the world.



Professional Troublemaker is a podcast that covers all things pop culture and relevant to our lives, through the lens of our resident Side-Eye Sorceress, Luvvie Ajayi Jones. On it, she talks about her most pressing rants, raves and faves from this topsy-turvy world. Plus, she is joined by special guests you know and love (and guests you need to know).

The podcast launched in February 2018, and reached over 110,000 downloads in 4 episodes, and is now in the millions. It was chosen as “New & Noteworthy” and featured in BOLD WOMEN roundup by Apple Podcasts. It was chosen as a featured podcast by Spotify. And, NPR’s Michel Martin chose it as a “Must Listen.”

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“Poised at the intersection of comedy and technology, and wielding the superpower of humor, Luvvie raises consciousness about the real lives of women and girls.”

– Robin Morgan (award-winning poet, author & activist)