Luvvie Ajayi Jones and Esther Perel for PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER

We are super psyched to celebrate the release of Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual with Luvvie Ajayi Jones and Esther Perel! This event will be held virtually on Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event and purchase your copy of Professional Troublemaker, which will also serve as your ticket to the event. If you have already preordered your copy of Professional Troublemaker from our website we will automatically register you for the event. Please email us at with any questions.


“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, actor, producer, New York Times bestselling author

From the New York Times bestselling author of I'm Judging You, a hilarious and transformational book about how to tackle fear--that everlasting hater--and audaciously step into lives, careers, and legacies that go beyond even our wildest dreams

Luvvie Ajayi Jones is known for her trademark wit, warmth, and perpetual truth-telling. But even she's been challenged by the enemy of progress known as fear. She was once afraid to call herself a writer, and nearly skipped out on doing a TED talk that changed her life because of imposter syndrome. As she shares in Professional Troublemaker, she's not alone.

We're all afraid. We're 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 to live free.

With humor and honesty, and guided by the influence of her professional troublemaking Nigerian 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, but to know we are afraid and charge forward regardless. It is to recognize that the things we must do are more significant than our fears. This book is about how to live boldly in spite of all the reasons we have to cower. Let's go!


Luvvie Ajayi Jones is an award-winning author, speaker and podcast host, who thrives at the intersection of comedy, media and justice. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual, and her site,, is where she covers all things culture with a critical yet humorous lens. She is co-founder of the #SharetheMicNow global movement and runs her own social platform, LuvvNation, which is a safe space in a dumpster fire world.


Psychotherapist Esther Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. She's a bestselling author, TED speaker and host of the hit podcasts Where Should We Begin? and How’s Work? Fluent in nine languages, Esther coaches pairs around the world of all types on relationship dynamics. Learn more at or by following @EstherPerelOfficial on Instagram.

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Friday, March 5, 2021 - 8:00pm
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