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Encore: In ‘She Memes Well,’ Quinta Brunson describes the path to her comedy career

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NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with actor and stand up comedian Quinta Brunson about her first book, an essay collection called She Memes Well.

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ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

Quinta Brunson made Emmys history yesterday. She’s the first Black woman to receive three nominations in one year for comedy. Before her sitcom “Abbott Elementary” came out last year, I interviewed the comedian about her memoir “She Memes Well,” and Quinta Brunson told me that growing up the youngest of five children in Philadelphia with conservative religious parents, she was always told she should pursue a stable career.

QUINTA BRUNSON: Becoming a performer, comedian – anything other than a teacher, really – seemed very far-fetched. So I kind of split off into this…

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