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Heavy : an American memoir / by Kiese Laymon.

Heavy : an American memoir

Laymon, Kiese, author. (Author).

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    2 current holds with 2 total copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Madison Square 305.896 L454h (Text) 31307023405675 New Checked out 12/22/2018
Main 305.896 L454h (Text) 31307023405667 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501125652 : HRD
  • Physical Description: xiv, 241 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover editon.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 2018.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: Been -- Boy man -- Black abundance -- Home worked -- Addict Americans -- Epilogue: Bend.
Summary, etc.: "Laymon writes eloquently and honestly about the physical manifestations of violence, grief, trauma, and abuse on his own body. He writes of his own eating disorder and gambling addiction as well as similar issues that run throughout his family. Through self-exploration, storytelling, and honest conversation with family and friends, Heavy seeks to bring what has been hidden into the light and to reckon with all of its myriad sources, from the most intimate--a mother-child relationship--to the most universal--a society that has undervalued and abused black bodies for centuries"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Laymon, Kiese.
Laymon, Kiese > Family.
African Americans > Biography.
Compulsive gamblers > United States > Biography.
Eating disorders > Patients > United States > Biography.
Mother and child > United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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