HEAVY by Kiese Laymon

Posted on October 12, 2018 in Book Reviews
HEAVY by Kiese Laymon

Kiese Laymon has been longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Nonfiction for his memoir HEAVY.
Also, Oprah Magazine features HEAVY as “One of 10 Books to Be Thankful for this November,” saying “With echoes of Roxane Gay and John Edgar Wideman, Laymon defiantly exposes the ‘aches and changes’ of growing up Black in this raw, cathartic memoir reckoning with his turbulent Mississippi childhood, adolescent obesity, and the white gaze.” Scribner will publish the book on October 16, 2018.

Follow the links for more information:
https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/books/g23510146/new-book-releases…
http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/carnegieadult/longlists