The Resource Heavy : an American memoir, Kiese Laymon

Heavy : an American memoir, Kiese Laymon

Label
Heavy : an American memoir
Title
Heavy
Title remainder
an American memoir
Statement of responsibility
Kiese Laymon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
  • "In this powerful and provocative memoir, Kiese Laymon fearlessly explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse. Laymon invites us to consider the consequences of living in a country wholly obsessed with progress yet wholly disinterested in the messy work of reckoning with where we've been. In Heavy, Laymon writes eloquently and honestly about growing up a hard-headed black son to a complicated and brilliant black mother in Jackson, Mississippi. From his early experiences of sexual violence, to his suspension from college, to his trek to New York as a young college professor, Laymon charts his complex relationship with his family, weight, sex, gambling, and writing. By attempting to name secrets and lies he and his mother spent a lifetime avoiding, Laymon asks himself, his mother, his nation, and us to confront the terrifying possibility that few of us know how to responsibly love"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laymon, Kiese
Dewey number
305.896/073
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.97.L394
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Laymon, Kiese
  • Laymon, Kiese
  • African Americans
  • Compulsive gamblers
  • Eating disorders
  • Mother and child
  • Autobiographies
Label
Heavy : an American memoir, Kiese Laymon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: been -- Boy man -- Black abundance -- Home worked -- Addict Americans -- Epilogue: bend
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 241 pages
Isbn
9781501125652
Lccn
2018002915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1044612166
  • 879340
  • (OCoLC)on1044612166
  • 879340
Label
Heavy : an American memoir, Kiese Laymon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: been -- Boy man -- Black abundance -- Home worked -- Addict Americans -- Epilogue: bend
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 241 pages
Isbn
9781501125652
Lccn
2018002915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1044612166
  • 879340
  • (OCoLC)on1044612166
  • 879340

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