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Heavy by Kiese Laymon
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really liked it
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I had seen Laymon at a reading a while ago, not having read his book. He was funny and eloquent, but then, to be honest, some other book caught my eye, and I forgot all about Heavy. My fellow bookworms will understand;-) I am glad, however, that I finally did pick it up. I am not usually a fan of essays or short stories, but Laymon has a very engaging, almost narrative style and though some of his essays spoke to me more than others, it was a very readable collection, highlighting aspects of the author's experience as Black man in this country, both in a very personal sense and as an exploration of his role in the greater scheme of things.

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Reading Progress

December 12, 2018 – Shelved
December 12, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
June 14, 2020 – Started Reading
June 17, 2020 – Shelved as: non-fiction
June 17, 2020 – Finished Reading

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Elyse  Walters Yes.... your book buddies not only understand- but identify!

Great review Malia. 🌻🌷🌻


Malia Elyse wrote: "Yes.... your book buddies not only understand- but identify!

Great review Malia. 🌻🌷🌻"


Thanks, Elyse! Hope you're doing well and keeping safe!


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