The Resource Here for it : or, how to save your soul in America: essays, R. Eric Thomas

Here for it : or, how to save your soul in America: essays, R. Eric Thomas

Label
Here for it : or, how to save your soul in America: essays
Title
Here for it
Title remainder
or, how to save your soul in America: essays
Statement of responsibility
R. Eric Thomas
Title variation
How to save your soul in America
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"R. Eric Thomas didn't know he was different until the world told him so. Everywhere he went--whether it was his rich, mostly white, suburban high school, his conservative black church, or his Ivy League college in a big city--he found himself on the outside looking in. In essays by turns hysterical and heartfelt, Eric redefines what it means to be an "other" through the lens of his own life experience. He explores the two worlds of his childhood: the barren urban landscape where his parents' house was an anomalous bright spot, and the verdant school they sent him to in white suburbia. He writes about struggling to reconcile his Christian identity with his sexuality, about the exhaustion of code-switching in college, accidentally getting famous on the internet (for the wrong reason), and the surreal experience of covering the 2016 election as well as the seismic change that came thereafter. Ultimately, Eric seeks the answer to the ever more relevant question: Is the future worth it? Why do we bother when everything seems to be getting worse? As the world continues to shift in unpredictable ways, Eric finds the answers to these questions by re-envisioning what "normal" means, and in the powerful alchemy that occurs when you at last place yourself at the center of your own story"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, R. Eric
Dewey number
  • 818/.603
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.H6375
LC item number
H44 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thomas, R. Eric
  • Authors, American
  • Journalists
  • African American gay men
  • Christian gay men
  • Men
  • Self-acceptance
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • HUMOR / Form / Essays
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / LGBT
  • African American gay men
  • Authors, American
  • Christian gay men
  • Journalists
  • Men
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Here for it : or, how to save your soul in America: essays, R. Eric Thomas
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The monster at the end of this book -- The audacity -- There's never any trouble here in Bubbleland -- Molly, urine danger girl -- She's got herself a universe -- Historically Black -- Disorientation -- Someone is wrong on the internet -- Unsuccessful Black hair -- Flames, at the side of my face -- Ball so soft -- Fate bursting through the wall -- Krampromise -- Comforters -- The preacher's husband -- Dinner guests -- Eggquity -- The past smelled terrible -- Unsubscribe from all that -- Here for It, or How to save your soul in America -- Epilogue: the end is (coming) running about fifteen minutes late
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 264 pages
Isbn
9780525621034
Lccn
2019037442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1117311432
  • 1054787
  • (OCoLC)on1117311432
  • 1054787
Label
Here for it : or, how to save your soul in America: essays, R. Eric Thomas
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The monster at the end of this book -- The audacity -- There's never any trouble here in Bubbleland -- Molly, urine danger girl -- She's got herself a universe -- Historically Black -- Disorientation -- Someone is wrong on the internet -- Unsuccessful Black hair -- Flames, at the side of my face -- Ball so soft -- Fate bursting through the wall -- Krampromise -- Comforters -- The preacher's husband -- Dinner guests -- Eggquity -- The past smelled terrible -- Unsubscribe from all that -- Here for It, or How to save your soul in America -- Epilogue: the end is (coming) running about fifteen minutes late
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 264 pages
Isbn
9780525621034
Lccn
2019037442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1117311432
  • 1054787
  • (OCoLC)on1117311432
  • 1054787

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