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Bestselling Author of "Bulletproof Diva" & Award-Winning Columnist

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From the trenches of America's cultural landscape resounds the battlecry of Lisa Jones. Part soldier in and part satirist of the current wars on racism, sexism, and other insidious social conventions, she has tackled the politics of everything from hair products to Anita Hill in her award-winning "Skin Trade" column for The Village Voice. Co-author of three books with Spike Lee, Jones' best selling book, Bulletproof Diva: Tales of Race, Sex, and Hair, burst onto the scene to great critical acclaim. Now she brings her unique perspective and inimitable attitude to the campus stage for a rare look at the issues which tease, tempt, torture, and terrify black women in the '90s.

Born on New York's Lower East Side to a Black nationalist father and Jewish intellectual mother, Lisa Jones has never been one to accept the passive role of "tragic mulatto." Fierce, funny and "multiculti" to the core, she has chosen instead to wear her mixed heritage with bold and unabashed flair. The opening essay of Bulletproof Diva, for instance, is entitled: "How I Invented Multiculturalism" - an achievement Lisa considers her true claim to fame. In "Mama's White" she imagines a calling card for herself that would read something like this: "My mother is white. And I, as you may or may not have figured out, am black. This is how I choose to define myself and this is how America chooses to define me. I have no regrets about my racial classification other than to lament, off and on, that classifications exist period."

Racism, sexism, and classism Jones discusses with brilliance and razor-sharp wit, but style is her true passion and most profound obsession. Black Barbies and the marketing of such cultural mulattoes like George Michael, Michael Jackson, and Mariah Carey, she tells us, turn matters of style into larger questions about race, sex, and identity in American society. So do the rape case against Mike Tyson, the best-selling novel Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan, and black sitcoms like Martin and Moesha. "Style is political of course," notes Jones. "Its about danger and choices, who is made family and who is made slave...Style is where I want to be right now." Hip, fresh and uproarious, Jones offers audiences a raw, razor-sharp look at what it means to be black and female at the end of the twentieth century.

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Bestselling Author of "Bulletproof Diva" & Award-Winning Columnist

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Lisa Jones Biography

From the trenches of America's cultural landscape resounds the battlecry of Lisa Jones. Part soldier in and part satirist of the current wars on racism, sexism, and other insidious social conventions, she has tackled the politics of everything from hair products to Anita Hill in her award-winning "Skin Trade" column for The Village Voice. Co-author of three books with Spike Lee, Jones' best selling book, Bulletproof Diva: Tales of Race, Sex, and Hair, burst onto the scene to great critical acclaim. Now she brings her unique perspective and inimitable attitude to the campus stage for a rare look at the issues which tease, tempt, torture, and terrify black women in the '90s.

Born on New York's Lower East Side to a Black nationalist father and Jewish intellectual mother, Lisa Jones has never been one to accept the passive role of "tragic mulatto." Fierce, funny and "multiculti" to the core, she has chosen instead to wear her mixed heritage with bold and unabashed flair. The opening essay of Bulletproof Diva, for instance, is entitled: "How I Invented Multiculturalism" - an achievement Lisa considers her true claim to fame. In "Mama's White" she imagines a calling card for herself that would read something like this: "My mother is white. And I, as you may or may not have figured out, am black. This is how I choose to define myself and this is how America chooses to define me. I have no regrets about my racial classification other than to lament, off and on, that classifications exist period."

Racism, sexism, and classism Jones discusses with brilliance and razor-sharp wit, but style is her true passion and most profound obsession. Black Barbies and the marketing of such cultural mulattoes like George Michael, Michael Jackson, and Mariah Carey, she tells us, turn matters of style into larger questions about race, sex, and identity in American society. So do the rape case against Mike Tyson, the best-selling novel Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan, and black sitcoms like Martin and Moesha. "Style is political of course," notes Jones. "Its about danger and choices, who is made family and who is made slave...Style is where I want to be right now." Hip, fresh and uproarious, Jones offers audiences a raw, razor-sharp look at what it means to be black and female at the end of the twentieth century.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lisa Jones for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Lisa Jones, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lisa Jones or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lisa Jones?

    Booking fees for Lisa Jones, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lisa Jones, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lisa Jones?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lisa Jones for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lisa Jones for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lisa Jones or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lisa Jones or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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