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Michelle Buteau Is ‘Too Cute to Be Mad’

The comedian discusses her memoir, ‘Survival of The Thickest’

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Michelle Buteau. Photo: Mindy Tucker

Talking to Michelle Buteau is like talking to a longtime friend. Watching her onscreen, Buteau radiates a warmth that hums alongside her comedic performances. And offscreen, she exudes the same energy. Buteau and I connected via Zoom just two days after the U.S. election, and Buteau, with her…

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Mariette Williams

Mariette Williams

Mariette is a freelance travel + culture writer. Her writing has appeared in Travel + Leisure, VICE, Essence, and more. Read more at mariettewrites.com.

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