Heavy: An American Memoir (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

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, and even fewer want to live under the weight of actually becoming free. 

A defiant yet vulnerable memoir that Laymon started writing when he was 11, Heavy is an insightful exploration of weight, identity, art, friendship and family.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
KL
Kiese Laymon
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
06:18
hr min
RELEASED
2018
16 October
PUBLISHER
Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
SIZE
290.9
MB

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