Heavy: An American Memoir

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Simon & Schuster Audio
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5.8 X 0.6 X 5.6 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author

Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Kiese Laymon, Ottilie Schillig Professor in English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi, is the author of the novel Long Division, the memoir Heavy, and the essay collection How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America.


Heavy is astonishing. Difficult. Intense. Layered. Wow. Just wow.

-- "Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author"

Kiese Laymon is our most important, urgent, fiercest voice. To read Kiese Laymon is to be in awe.

-- "Junot Diaz, New York Times bestselling author"

A challenging memoir about black-white relations, income inequality, mother-son dynamics, Mississippi byways, lack of personal self-control, education from kindergarten through graduate school, and so much more...A dynamic memoir that is unsettling in all the best ways.

-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"