Cover of: How to rent a Negro | Damali Ayo

About the Book

A hilarious and satirical look at race relations that is almost too close for comfort, this pseudo-guidebook gives both renters and rentals "much-needed" advice and tips on technique. Reframing actual stories, techniques, requests, and responses gathered from the author's more than 30 years of research and experience, tips are provided in step-by-step outlines for renters to get the most for their money, and how rentals can become successful and wealthy, what they should wear, and topics of conversation to avoid. The book also serves up photo-dramatizations of some of the popular approaches covered in the book, handy tip-boxes, frequently asked questions for renters and rentals, a "How do I know if I'm being rented" quiz, a glossary of important terms, and "quickie" insta-rentals for those who need to rent on the go. Punctuated by quotes from former renters, and featuring rental diaries based on real encounters, this satire shocks and amuses, presenting a strikingly stark mirror of human relationships.

Table of Contents

Getting over that helpless feeling
Know thyself : reasons for renting
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Tools of the trade : renter resources
Let the renting begin : popular approaches
Quickies : impulse renting
Don't shoot! it's only a rental : a special segment for law enforcement officers
Getting over that helpless feeling
How can I tell if I'm being rented? : a quiz
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Tools of the trade : rental resources
How to be : becoming a successful rental
White noise : common questions you'll have to answer
Sailing through the stress : wellness techniques
Cash or check only : charging for your services
There are rentals I remember
stories from the field
Through the looking glass : the future of renting a Negro
Dear Negro : letters to

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.



Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
E185.86 .A97 2005

The Physical Object

p. cm.

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