Fight your fear.

Speak the truth.

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Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual

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Professional Troublemakers on her virtual book tour!

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San Marco Bookstore

Jacksonville, FL

Women & Children First

Chicago, IL

Moon Palace Books

Minneapolis, MN

Eso Won Books

Los Angeles, CA

Book Soup

Los Angeles, CA

Tattered Cover

Denver, CO

The King’s English

Salt Lake City, UT

Boulder Bookstore

Boulder, CO

About Professional Troublemaker

From the New York Times bestselling author of I’m Judging You, a 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 Jones is known for her trademark wit, warm voice, and 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 the 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.

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Praise for Professional Troublemaker

Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual

“Luvvie is authentic power personified. This book has so much depth, ancestral wisdom and inspiration said in the most delightful way. It is ancient text, wrapped in hilarious observations, charm and a supportive urging to become more. A blueprint for living with courage and unapologetically standing in your greatness. I legit had my jaw dropped mouth wide open in so many parts, and I felt God all in this book. There is seriously no one like Luvvie; she is 1 of 1.”

– Devi Brown, Chief Impact Office of Chopra Global and master wellness educator

“This book is a manual on HOW TO HUMAN. You could spend a lifetime and fortune finding the perfect therapist, mentor, minister, career coach, and girlfriend — or you could just spend a day reading PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER. This book – Luvvie Ajayi Jones’s most helpful, bold, vulnerable, hilarious, and relevant work yet — is equal parts catharsis and wake-up call, both comforting and galvanizing. I laughed and cried so hard that my family asked me to read in the other room. With her razor-sharp mind, soul on fire, and heart of gold — Luvvie is the writer and artist the world needs right now. This will be my go-to gift for all the beloved troublemakers in my life.”

– Glennon Doyle, author of #1 NYT Bestseller Untamed and founder of Together Rising

“As an oft-scared chickenhead, who cares too much about what others think, it’s so comforting to be guided through my own crippling fear and self-doubt by one of the bravest, most incisively honest, hysterical voices I know. This book was so real, relatable and so much of it had me belly laughing. This is the essential manual for anybody who is ready to take that leap of faith to bet on the best, uninhibited, whole version of themselves.”

– Issa Rae, NYT bestselling author

“There’s nobody quite like Luvvie Ajayi Jones. She’s a force and a powerhouse, the thunder and the lightning — and PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER shows us exactly how she got that way. This is a great book about reaching deep down inside yourself, crushing your fears, unleashing your ‘too-muchness’, and giving yourself permission to shake the world. In a voice that is funny, wise, bold, and always generous, Luvvie encourages, inspires, and dares us to follow our dreams, fight against injustice, soak up the pleasures of life, and take up all the space in the room. If this book doesn’t make you feel bolder and braver by the final page, then you weren’t reading it right. I loved every passionate word of it.”

– Elizabeth Gilbert, NYT bestselling author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love

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About the Author

Luvvie Ajayi Jones is a New York Times bestselling author and sought after speaker who thrives at the intersection of comedy, justice, and professional troublemaking.

Her debut book (I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual) was released to critical acclaim, hitting the New York Times bestselling list instantly. Her second book, PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear-Fighter Manual, will be released on March 2, 2021.

A 17-year blogging veteran, Luvvie writes on her site,, covering all things culture with a critical yet humorous lens. That same razor-sharp voice spurred her wildly popular TED talk, “Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable” to over 5 million views. She is the host of Rants & Randomness and is the co-host of Jesus & Jollof, and runs her own social platform, LuvvNation, which is a safe space in a dumpster fire world.

Luvvie is an internationally recognized speaker who takes on dozens of stages every year around the globe, and has spoken at some of the world’s most innovative companies and conferences, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, MAKERS, SXSW.

She has received numerous accolades including being chosen by Oprah Winfrey as part of her inaugural SuperSoul100 list as someone who “elevates humanity.” Her work has been featured in outlets such as The New York Times, NPR, Forbes, Inc, Fortune, Essence, Chicago Tribune, and more.

Born in Nigeria, bred in Chicago, and comfortable everywhere, Luvvie enjoys laying around in her plush robe, eating a warm bowl of jollof rice in her free time. Her love language is shoes.

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