You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey is a delicious mixture of memoir and storytelling that is absolutely hilarious too. You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey is a compilation of true stories about racism. Omaha-based racism, at that, with a few outliers. And although the names have been changed, the book itself leaves all else exposed. What’s more is that all of these experiences (a literal book’s worth) happened to one Black Omahan, Lacey Lamar.
Lamar is the Omaha-based sister of Amber Ruffin, best known for her work on SNL, The Late Show with Seth Myers and her newest venture The Amber Ruffin Show, currently streaming on Peacock.
Most of the stories are told by Amber using the same entertaining, matter-of-fact tone that made her a comedy star. Lacey jumps in sporadically for additional commentary, memories, and added comic relief. The sisters ‘ banter and chemistry give some of the loudest laughs and showcase their close relationship while highlighting the difference in their experiences with racism both geographically and professionally.
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