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    • Heavy

    • By: Kiese Laymon
    • Narrated by: Kiese Laymon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 16
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    Kiese Laymon is a fearless writer. In his essays, personal stories combine with piercing intellect to reflect both on the state of American society and on his experiences with abuse, which conjure conflicted feelings of shame, joy, confusion, and humiliation. Laymon invites us to consider the consequences of growing up in a nation wholly obsessed with progress yet wholly disinterested in the messy work of reckoning with where we’ve been. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank you Kiese

    • By Mollie K. on 10-21-18

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Bone

    • By: Yrsa Daley-Ward, Kiese Laymon - foreword
    • Narrated by: Yrsa Daley-Ward, Kiese Laymon
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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    From navigating the oft competing worlds of religion and desire to balancing society's expectations with the raw experience of being a woman in the world; from detailing the experiences of growing up as a first-generation black British woman to working through situations of dependence and abuse; from finding solace in the echoing caverns of depression and loss to exploring the vulnerability and redemption in falling in love, each of the raw and immediate poems in Daley-Ward's Bone resonate to the core of what it means to be human.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Frightening and brilliant

    • By Fefe on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Heavy

    • An American Memoir
    • By: Kiese Laymon
    • Narrated by: Kiese Laymon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kiese Laymon grew up a hard-headed black son to a complicated and brilliant black mother in Jackson, Mississippi. From his early experiences of sexual violence, to his suspension from college, to his career as a young college professor, Laymon charts his complex relationship with his mother, grandmother, abuse, anorexia, obesity, sex, writing and ultimately gambling. In Heavy, by attempting to name secrets and lies that he and his mother spent a lifetime avoiding, Laymon asks himself, his mother, his nation and us to confront the terrifying possibility that few know how to love responsibly.

    Regular price: $16.35