©2003 E. Lynn Harris; (P)Books on Tape, Inc.; Published in Arrangement with Random House Audio Publishing Group, A Division of Random House, Inc.
"His fans will embrace his fast-paced memoir eagerly, and then be caught up in this engaging writer's engagingly told life story." (Booklist)
This book is about being young/gay/black. I am old/white/straight and loved this book! I am so glad I read this book. Very inspiring and well written.
I love E. Lynn Harris's novels and hadn't gotten around to the memoir, though it was highly recommended by a colleague. When I heard he'd passed this summer, I really wanted to read it. The books is excellent: 5 stars. The narrator, though, wasn't as good as those who've done Harris's novels. For the first couple of hours he sounded uncomfortable with Harris's voice. I think I'd like to read this one again on paper to get my own feel for it.
I have never read a book quite like this one. Like the other reviewer, I am white / straight but loved this book. Lynn Harris provides every detail of life as a closted gay in Arkansas, NY, Chicago, Atlanta, and DC. Each city has its own challenges and teh ending is great. Lynn is inspiring.
Mr. harris has captured the struggling frailty of the human soul. This book has enlightened and inspired me to follow my dreams and not take 'no' for an answer. Richard Allens' narration is supurb. The book is captivating. I fought between wanting to finish the book in one night and making it last as long as possible.
Great work Mr. Harris
I was fortunate to meet Mr. Harris during a signing in Long Beach California for this book. Now was the time for me to experience this story, I only wish Mr Harris was still around so I could reach out and commend him for such a wonderful piece of work. I am inspired to move forward on my journey...
Yes, I would listen again, I love E Lynn Harris and feel that Richard Allen did a good job of reading the story.
The aunt that encouraged E Lynn all through his life
Yes it made me cry!
Excellent story. It really opened my eyes to his struggle as an individual trying to fit into society's mold of a traditional man. The story telling was wonderfully realistic. As an Arkansan and a previous reader of E. Lynn Harris' I was supprised to learn of his struggle to realize his dream of writing. I recommend this book for any coming of age individual. Being true to yoursef and to God.
No, I enjoyed the anticipation of coming back to the book over the course of a weekend.
The only complaint for the ebook was that there was some repetition of lines. The one complaint I have for the content of the book was that the end of the book seemed to lose it entensity.
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