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Yes, I'm Hot in This: The Hilarious Truth about Life in a Hijab

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  855 ratings  ·  193 reviews
At some point in our lives, we’ve all felt a little out of place. Huda Fahmy has found it’s a little more difficult to fade into the crowd when wearing a hijab.

In Yes, I’m Hot in This, Huda navigates the sometimes-rocky waters of life from the unique perspective of a Muslim-American woman, breaking down misconceptions of her culture one comic at a time. From recounting th
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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published December 11th 2018 by Adams Media
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jv poore
Absolutely awesome! Insightful, enlightening and happily humorous. I cannot wait to share this with "my" students.
Chad
Jan 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, netgalley-2019
Sometimes funny, always truthful. An inside look into what it's like to be a Muslim American woman living in Detroit. The art is quite bad, amounting to little more than doodles, but it's enough to get the story point across.

Received a review copy fro Abrams Media and NetGalley. All thoughts are my own and in no way related to the aforementioned.
Caroline
As much as I admire and appreciate that Huda Fahmy wrote this graphic novel, I can't rate it higher than two stars. I thought this was going to be a story, but instead it's just a collection of poorly drawn real-life scenarios that Fahmy has experienced throughout her life as a Muslim. These range from the confrontational (strangers asking her how she can "support a religion that oppresses women") to the weird (questions such as whether she sleeps in her hijab). I did like the tone. As a woman w ...more
Newly Wardell
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
You won't read a lot of comics that will make you a better person, this one of those. Its fresh and funny and so cute. Its honest and so silly and heartbreaking in some parts. Some ppl choose to be really crappy and the fact that someone can use that negativity to enlighten and inform without malice truly makes me proud to be an American. Huda Fahmy offered me a perspective I didn't know I needed. Its a quality voice can't wait to hear more from her.
Elizabeth A
Aug 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, graphix, memoir
It's all in the title folks.

This collection of webcomics is a sometimes funny, often insightful, sometimes repetitive take on the microaggressions faced by the author - a Muslim American woman from Detroit. The art is rather basic, but I appreciate that this would be a fun primer for anyone curious and scared to ask.

This collection of comic strips is a quick read, and should maybe be dropped in the mailbox of all those who chanted "Send her home!"
Amanda
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very cute and witty! And informational! I was not expecting the glossary at the end but enjoyed that as well.
Rod Brown
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read a lot, and one of the reasons I do so is to find new and fresh perspectives that are easy to be ignorant of in my little, homogenous Iowan bubble. Fahmy drew me in with her humor but made me think seriously about the microaggressions, bigotry and outright hatred many Muslim Americans face frequently in our country.
Basma
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hilarious, very relatable and I loved it.

This is a collection of comic strips about Huda Fahmy’s life as a Muslim American who is so visibly Muslim and her hilarious husband. She talks about her everyday life wearing a hijab, identity, marriage, the stupid stuff people say to her, the West’s obsessions with what’s exotic and orientalist and the moments of hope in between it all. She handles it all in such a funny way with a lot of pop culture references, it’s great!

So many questions that people
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Crystal
Yes, I'm Hot in This is a really funny, often snarky glimpse of what it's like to be a hijabi Muslim American woman. Imagine Sarah's Scribbles but Muslim. Self-deprecating humor about everyday life and its peculiarities that also comments on people and situations around the author. The comics are well-drawn and cleverly written. I laughed out loud quite often. I also frequently felt sad or angry reading this book. The treatment of Huda and Muslim American women like her can be really awful. I me ...more
Carol
A funny and straightforward look at what it's like to be visibly Muslim in America. Huda talks about wearing the hijab, sometimes needing to use the dressing room to pray, and how to answer the question, "Where are you from? No...where are you *really* from?" Honest, refreshing, relatable, and funny.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via Netgalley for review consideration.
Ari Reavis
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-it
I have never laughed with a book more. It was hilarious and even more than that, so accurate. So many situations that I thought only I experienced were in here and not just about hijab, about relationships, family, food. Just life. Definitely looking forward to more from her.
Suad Shamma
Dec 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, own, graphic-novels
Ok, this isn't much of a story, and there isn't a particular flow to it. It's just a bunch of situations that highlight what it's like to be veiled Muslim and the kind of scenarios you find yourself in and the questions people ask, even when they mean well.

It's a really small, brief book that could easily be read in 30 mins tops, but the reason I'm giving it 5 stars is because of how accurate every single situation Huda described was. It was so relatable, so true, so honest, and extremely hilar
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Steff Pasciuti
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At times quite humorous and at times rather dejecting, Yes, I'm Hot in This: The Hilarious Truth about Life in a Hijab by Huda Fahmy is an insightful account of the various every day encounters Muslim women face as a result of the attire they wear for their religion. The truth is, many of these people are not given understanding and empathy or even the chance to share their culture and religion with others. Rather, many people in America make their own assumptions based o
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Rachael Hobson
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I love how Huda Fahmy uses her humor and love for all things geeky to tell her story of what it’s like being a Muslim American woman. The art style isn’t necessarily something I like, but this was such an enjoyable read.
Sara A.
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this book in one sitting. Very quick light read with a lot of, ‘omg that’s me’ moments! Very clever and laugh out loud funny at times.
Jen
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Chandra
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I don’t know what to say... I just really love Huda Fahmy. She is clever, funny, informative, and obviously a fellow nerd!
Rameela (Star)
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A++++ RELATABILITY, LAUGHED OUT LOUD AT EVERY PAGE. SAID “YES. SAME. OMG ME. ATTACKED” MULTIPLE TIMES.

10/10 MUST RECOMMEND.
Bethany Winn
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a delightful read and became mandatory reading for everyone in my household...though no one hesitated to pick it up, and my younger (age 11) has read it at least three times. Huda is offering a gift to non-Muslims with her candid honesty, humor, and grief at toxic ignorance. We were pleased to discover that she maintains an active social media presence as well, so we are blessed to have ongoing glimpses into a life experience we may be unaware of due to Christian privilege. Please read ...more
Kristin Davison
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
I would like to thank netgalley and Adams Media for the opportunity to read this book.

I follow the author on Instagram and I love this collection of her work.
Kathleen
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Funny and informative! Good for fans of "Satoko and Nada." Learn how NOT to be "that friend!"
Liz
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommend to everyone who wants to know what it really feels like to be a haijabi.
-fellow Hiajabi (me)
Anees
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This was so funny and yes, I'm going to give it a ma'sha'allah! It was everything I expected it to be and by the end, even more! Sr. Huda put a sweet and powerful touch to end the book. Can't wait to see what she does going forward. Had the pleasure of exchanging a few tweets with her earlier today after posting a photo of the book after purchasing it
Tori (alwaysbookphoenix) Kisamore
I received this as an E-arc from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review!

I’ve been reviewing and reading a lot of internet comic artists lately who have been taking their comics and making them into books.

This one is my favorite. By far.

I am not a Muslim woman and I was honestly so intrigued to see what Huda’s perspective was. But I loved the explanations on her feelings of being an American born Muslim as well as the questions and comments she receives on a day to day ba
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laurel [suspected bibliophile]
This #ownvoices collection of comics by Huda (Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda-Huda) Fhamy is a hilarious, eye-opening and entirely relatable depiction of life as a hijabi, and the various overt and covert discriminations and micro-aggressions Muslims (particularly Muslim women) face on a daily basis.

I laughed, cackled, teared up and cheered all the way through, and I think my shriveled empathy capacity grew at least three sizes today.

A must read!

I received this ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.
Rummanah (Books in the Spotlight)
3.5 stars, this is a humorous and insightful look at the common microagressions Muslims, in particular Muslim women who wear the hijab face in the United States. My main issue with the book is that it is not structured but rather a complied series of webcomics bound in a book. This is why I found a lot of the strips to be repetitive.
True Love-Trucker
Love this artist

I’ve enjoyed following Huda on Instagram and was very excited for her book. She has taught me a lot about a religion that I do not have a good understanding of, and it has taught me how to be more respectful of all people. Everyone should read it!
mad
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant.

(Full disclosure: I received a free e-ARC for review through Netgalley. Trigger warning for Islamophobia, racism, and sexism.)

Cartoonist, educator, and former law student Huda Fahmy was born and raised in Michigan - but this doesn't stop strangers from asking her where she's really from, or commenting on the exoticism of her (midwestern) accent. Yes, I'm Hot in This: The Hilarious Truth about Life in a Hijab is a collection of her webcomics - originally seen on Instagram* - which deal
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Abantika(hiltonjenkin)
Follow: hjbookblog.wordpress.com

Yes, I'm Hot In This by Huda Fahmy is both hilarious and heartbreaking. It portrays what it's like to wear a Hijab and visibly be a Muslim in America(or just in today's world.)The book through its illustrations, portrays the stereotyping of the religion and subtly calls out on the hypocrisy/double standard of people and media.It calls out on how terribly wrong and faulty the Muslim Reps are in movies and how there's not enough women of colour on-screen.Huda Fahmy
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Suzanne
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphica
This is a fun, quick read that I spotted when at my local public library. It fits into the trend of breakout web comics that have been published into print copies and I think this is particularly one for me to pick up for my students since it is a very digestible look at current Islamophobia from the a very relatable and fun perspective. It made me think about how many of her encounters with microaggressions are so universal to other groups, but I definitely appreciate this sharing from a still ...more
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Huda Fahmy was born in Detroit, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan where she majored in English and minored in political science with hopes of one day becoming a lawyer. She finished one year of law school before shifting to education. She taught English to middle and high schoolers for eight years before she started writing about her experiences as a visibly Muslim woman in America ...more

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