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Heavy : an American memoir / by Kiese Laymon.

Laymon, Kiese, (author.).
Book Book ([2018])
Description: 241 pages ; 23 cm
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, [2018]
6 of 12 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 of 1 copy available at Wakefield. (Show preferred library)
2 current holds with 12 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 305.896 Laymon (Text to Phone) Checked out 02/01/2019
Beverly Main NEW E 185.97 .L394 A3 2018 (Text to Phone) Checked out 01/25/2019
Danvers New Biographies (1st Floor) Biography / E 185.97 L394 A3 2018 (Text to Phone) Checked out 02/01/2019
Gloucester Adult New Books New 920/Laymon (Text to Phone) On Display -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction E 185.97 .L394 A3 2018 (Text to Phone) Checked out 02/02/2019
Marblehead Adult New Biography NEW BIO LAYMON, KIESE 2018 (Text to Phone) Checked out 02/02/2019
Melrose New Books (Browsing Room) Biography 305.896 Laymon (Text to Phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult New Nonfiction NEW E 185.97 .L394 A3 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -
Reading Adult New Nonfiction NEW B LAYMON LAY (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem Adult Biography B/ LAYMON, K./L (Text to Phone) Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781501125652 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 1501125656 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781501125669 (tp)
  • ISBN: 1501125664 (tp)
Contents:
Prologue: been -- Boy man -- Black abundance -- Home worked -- Addict Americans -- Epilogue: bend.
Summary:
"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.
Citation: Laymon, Kiese. "Heavy : an American memoir." New York, NY : Scribner, 2018.

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