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Bamboozled by Jesus : how God tricked me into the life of my dreams / Yvonne Orji.

Orji, Yvonne, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Crookston Public Library 248.4 ORJ (Text) 33500013407721 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781546012672
  • ISBN: 1546012672
  • Physical Description: xxii, 249 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Worthy Publishing, 2021.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
In the beginning -- Introduction: the do's and don'ts of getting bamboozled -- The burden. I am what I am ; Play yo' position ; Get'chya mind right ; I said it, I meant it, I'm here to represent it! ; Faith it 'til you make it ; Pressure bursts pipes, but also makes diamonds -- The building. Miracles don't make reservations ; If you stay ready, you ain't gotta get ready ; Let God, God ; I swear to God ; Fear is food poisoning, but regret is herpes -- The breakthrough. I may not win, but I always win ; The way up is down ; Your working of it doesn't make you more worthy of it ; Put me in, coach ; Focus on your focus -- The booked, blessed, and busy. Don't let your talent write a check your character can't cash ; Bentleys don't go on sale ; Give God a big bag to fill ; Don't put a period where God put a comma -- The bonus. Can't wear a crown with your head down ; Your haters gon' be your elevators ; Here we grow again ; Beyond the bamboozlement -- Bamboozled beliefs.
Summary, etc.:
"In Bamboozled by Jesus, a frank and fresh advice book, Orji takes readers on a journey through twenty-five life lessons, gleaned from her own experiences and her favorite source of inspiration: the Bible. But this ain't your mama's Bible study. Yvonne infuses wit and heart in sharing pointers like why the way up is sometimes down, and how fear is synonymous to food poisoning. Her joyful, confident approach to God will inspire everyone to catapult themselves out of the mundane and into the magnificent."--Amazon.com.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #1
    *Starred Review* Emmy-nominated actress and comedian Orji offers an intricate account of how Jesus tricked her into success in Hollywood. She details her unconventional journey of becoming a comedian, landing the role of Molly on HBO's Insecure, and opening on tour for Chris Rock. She masterfully parallels her life lessons to the experiences of characters from the Bible, which she affectionately calls DGB (Da Good Book). Her contemporary dissection of biblical stories makes for a fresh and straightforward interpretation. Although Orji doesn't shy from portraying Christianity as her guiding light, her cultural colloquialisms and honesty leave room for all readers to relate, no matter their religious beliefs. Orji unpacks universal topics like the artist's struggle, disappointment, depression, and even what to do when you reach your wits' end. The writing is engaging and her comedic timing is absolute gold. Readers are sure to find themselves laughing out loud one minute and clutching their chest out of empathy the next. Inspiration practically leaps off the pages and into the hearts of readers—a feeling Orji demands be followed up with action. After the last page, readers will have no doubt that Orji is a cheerleader and best friend for every dreamer.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Orji has garnered fans worldwide for her Insecure role and comedy special, and with a new show in the works, her star is only rising. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #1
    *Starred Review* Emmy-nominated actress and comedian Orji offers an intricate account of how Jesus tricked her into success in Hollywood. She details her unconventional journey of becoming a comedian, landing the role of Molly on HBO's Insecure, and opening on tour for Chris Rock. She masterfully parallels her life lessons to the experiences of characters from the Bible, which she affectionately calls DGB (Da Good Book). Her contemporary dissection of biblical stories makes for a fresh and straightforward interpretation. Although Orji doesn't shy from portraying Christianity as her guiding light, her cultural colloquialisms and honesty leave room for all readers to relate, no matter their religious beliefs. Orji unpacks universal topics like the artist's struggle, disappointment, depression, and even what to do when you reach your wits' end. The writing is engaging and her comedic timing is absolute gold. Readers are sure to find themselves laughing out loud one minute and clutching their chest out of empathy the next. Inspiration practically leaps off the pages and into the hearts of readers—a feeling Orji demands be followed up with action. After the last page, readers will have no doubt that Orji is a cheerleader and best friend for every dreamer.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Orji has garnered fans worldwide for her Insecure role and comedy special, and with a new show in the works, her star is only rising. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Yvonne Orji is an Emmy-nominated Nigerian-American actress, writer and comedian. A failed doctor (blame organic chemistry), Yvonne took to comedy after needing a talent for a beauty pageant. Now, she entertains international audiences, as can be seen in her one-hour HBO comedy special, Momma, I Made It! A sought after speaker, she&;s given the opening keynote at the Forbes&; Under 30 Summit, and her TEDx talk, &;The Wait Is Sexy,&; has garnered over a million views. Her breakout TV role was playing Molly on HBO&;s hit show Insecure. She currently resides in Los Angeles. Connect with Yvonne on Twitter and Instagram: @YvonneOrji.

Subject: Orji, Yvonne.
Television actors and actresses > United States > Biography.
Women comedians > United States > Biography.
Spiritual life.
Success > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Christian life.
Conduct of life.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious.
HUMOR / Form / Essays.
Christian life.
Conduct of life.
Spiritual life.
Success > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Television actors and actresses.
Women comedians.
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Biographies.
Autobiographies.
Biographies.

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