Professional Troublemaker: Luvvie Ajayi Jones in conversation with Gabrielle Union

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We are delighted to host an event with Luvvie Ajayi Jones to discuss her new book Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual. Luvvie will appear in conversation with Gabrielle Union.

This is a ticketed event; each ticket will come with a signed copy of Professional TroublemakerThe tickets that come with a "Judgey Pop" lollipop are no longer available. 

A bulk ticket option is also available (in multiples of 25) for the generous individuals who have contacted us about donating copies of the book and event access to those who might otherwise not be able to attend.

This event will be ticketed through Eventbrite. We will let you know when your books are available for in-store pickup and all other books will be shipped after the event.


Thursday, March 11, 2021, 7:00pm Central time

Blue Willow Bookshop expects all participants to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness. Any comments or questions that violate this standard of behavior including any form of harassment, may, at the discretion of the organizers, be immediately removed.

Tell me more about the bulk ticket:

How does this work? After your purchase we will send you an email with a special URL that you can send out. This URL will take the lucky recipient to our event and reveal a hidden, free ticket to them. 25 people will be able to 'purchase' one of these free tickets as normal to receive the book (with US priority shipping included), and the webinar access, just as for the regular ticket. We will collect their shipping information and email (for the zoom link) during this process but they will not be charged a penny!

Want to give more than 25 books? WOW, thank you! Just purchase more than one bulk ticket! For example 4 bulk tickets = 100 book/webinar tickets to give. You will receive one URL, specific to your purchase, which will be set up to be used 100 times instead of 25!

About the Author:

Luvvie Ajayi Jones is a best-selling, 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, AwesomelyLuvvie, 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.

About the Conversational Partner:

Gabrielle Union is an actress, executive producer, activist, best-selling author and most recently, a Time100 cover honoree. Currently, Union can be seen starring opposite Jessica Alba on “L.A.’s Finest,” a Charter Spectrum original in which she is also an executive producer on the through her production shingle, “I’ll Have Another Productions.” The show received a 13-episode straight to season order for season one and season 2 premiered on September 9 th . FOX picked up season 1 as part of their fall 2020 slate and it premiered on that network on September 21 st . On the production side, Union formed I’ll Have Another in 2018 with the goal of telling stories that surround centering marginalized communities with their specific point of views in an authentic manner. Union recently released her first children’s book “Welcome to the Party” which was inspired by the birth of her daughter. Union also has a strong eye for business, she is a co-founder of the organic snack foods company, Bitsy’s and in August 2020, Union relaunched her haircare brand Flawless for women with natural hair to rave reviews. She is also the face of NY&Co’s 7th Avenue collection and has her own exclusive namesake collection through the brand. Her book, We’re Going To Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated and True, was released in 2017 and instantly became a New York Times best seller. Union serves as a leader and advocate for inclusion in the entertainment industry. She is also a champion of breast health and combating sexual violence.


  • $29 + Eventbrite fee for IN STORE PICK UP in Houston
  • $39 + Eventbrite fee for US shipping

If you prefer in-store pick up, please pick up your unclaimed book(s) within a month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

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This event is presented by Blue Willow Bookshop and Penguin Books.

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Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 7:00pm
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