Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

Heavy: An American Memoir

Kiese Laymon

nonfiction autobiography memoir challenging emotional reflective medium-paced

256 pages | first published 2018


*Named a Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction), The Undefeated, Library Journal (Biography/Memoirs), The Washington Post (Nonfiction), Southern Living (Southern), Entertainment Weekly, and ...
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emotional 88%
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challenging 70%
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hopeful 8%
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