Here For It : Or, How To Save Your Soul In America : Essays

Author(s): R. Eric Thomas
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, 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, and the school they sent him to in white suburbia. He writes about struggling to reconcile his Christian identity with his sexuality. 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.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Call Number: 818 Tho
See Also: Memoirs
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