Virtual Author Visit for MEMBERS ONLY: Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar, Authors of You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism

Join the OEA on Monday, May 10 at 7PM to hear from authors Lacey Lamar and Amber Ruffin about their recently released book! Lacey and Amber are both former OPS students, and are excited to share an evening with you! This event is free to attend, simply fill out the RSVP form below.

RUN, don’t walk! The first 20 members who register for the event will receive a FREE copy of the book SIGNED by Lacey!

We will have prepared questions for Lacey and Amber about their book AND about being OPS alumnae! Visit the OEA website to find a form to submit any questions you would like to ask Lacey and Amber. You can even let us know if you’d like our ’emcee’ to ask for you, or if you’d like to unmute and ask Lacey and Amber yourself! Please note that due to time, not all questions may be asked/answered.

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About the Book:

From racist donut shops to strangers putting their whole hand in her hair, from being mistaken for a prostitute to being mistaken for Harriet Tubman, Lacey is a lightning rod for hilariously ridiculous yet all-too-real anecdotes. She’s the perfect mix of polite, beautiful, petite, and Black that apparently makes people think “I can say whatever I want to this woman.” And now, Amber and Lacey share these entertainingly horrifying stories through their laugh-out-loud sisterly banter. Painfully relatable or shockingly eye-opening (depending on how often you have personally been followed by security at department stores), this book tackles modern-day racism with the perfect balance of levity and gravity.

About the Authors:

Amber Ruffin is a writer and cast member on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. She also amazingly became the first black woman to write for a late-night talk show in American history when she joined the staff in 2014, and was a writer/sometimes performer on HBO’s Black Lady Sketch Show. She is about to launch her own late night showThe Amber Ruffin Show which will anchor the new NBC streaming service, Peacock.

Lacey Lamar
 is Amber Ruffin’s big sister. She has worked in the healthcare and human service field for more than twenty-five years, thirteen of those working with troubled youth in her community. She volunteers her time and resources to black, brown refugee and indigenous fellow humans in any way she can. Lacey lives in Nebraska with her unbelievable amazing daughter Imani and their 130lb Great Dane Izzy.

We encourage you to order locally through the following booksellers! Please note, if they do not have the book in stock they can order a copy within typically 4-5 days. Bookstores are listed alphabetically, please contact the OEA if you have another local bookseller you’d like to be added to our list!

Aframerican Bookstore – 3226 Lake St – 402-455-9200

The Book Nook – – 118 N Washington St, Papillion – 531-999-1827

The Bookworm – – 2501 S. 90th St. #111 – 402-392-2877

Dundee Book Company – – 4915 Underwood Ave – 402-281-3315

The Next Chapter – – 2508 Farnam St. – 531-218-7996