Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America; Essays

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$26.00  $23.92
Publisher
Ballantine Books
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Pages
288
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.4 X 1.2 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780525621034
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About the Author

R. Eric Thomas is a bestselling author, playwright, and screenwriter. His books include Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America, which was featured as a Read with Jenna Book Club Pick on NBC's Today, and Reclaiming Her Time: The Power of Maxine Waters, co-authored with Helena Andrews-Dyer. For four years, he wrote "Eric Reads the News," a wildly popular daily humor column covering pop culture and politics for Elle online. Eric is the winner of the Barrymore Award for Best New Play and the Dramatist Guild Lanford Wilson Award, and was a finalist for the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award. He has written for the Peabody Award-winning streaming series Dickinson and Better Things on FX. Off the page, Eric is also the long-running host of The Moth StorySlams in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., and has been heard multiple times on The Moth Radio Hour, NPR's All Things Considered, and It's Been A Minute with Sam Sanders. He lives in Maryland with his extraordinary husband, the Reverend David Norse Thomas.

Reviews

"If you're yearning for that laugh-out-loud on the subway, 'damn-I-left-my-book-at-home' kind of read, look no further than R. Eric Thomas's Here for It."--InStyle

"A quirky, funny, and deep meditation on being black and queer in America."--Interview

"This book was a lovely gift of hope and hysterical wit that kept me warm during the apocalypse. I laughed. I cried. I wish I would have written it myself."--Jenny Lawson, New York Times bestselling author of You Are Here and Furiously Happy

"Here for It is Thomas at his finest: funny, clever, thoughtful, and compelling. I'm glad the world will not only get to experience more of Thomas's talent, but another much-needed story from another gay Black man in America."--Michael Arceneaux, New York Times bestselling author of I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in BeyoncΓ©

"A laugh-out-loud memoir that is strongly recommended for everyone."--Library Journal (starred review)

"With humor, candor, and some self-deprecation, Thomas, a playwright and Elle columnist, delivers a debut essay collection that explores his search for self, love, and stable employment. . . . Whether dealing with love, breakups, or other setbacks, Thomas is an affable narrator with a penchant for pop culture, funny quips, and charming humility."--Publishers Weekly

"Every book says on the jacket that it is a 'razor-sharp tour de force, ' but this one actually is a razor-sharp tour de force, with an enormous heart to boot. Please give yourself the gift of reading this book."--Alexandra Petri, Washington Post columnist

"Here For It is a blockbuster and R. Eric Thomas is a visionary. This collection moved me from laughter to tears and back to laughter again in the span of a single page."--Kristen Arnett, New York Times bestselling author of Mostly Dead Things

"By turns laugh-out-loud funny and deeply moving, intensely personal and impeccably of-the-moment, Here for It is exactly what we need in 2020. No one writes quite like R. Eric Thomas, and his memoir proves it."--David Litt, New York Times bestselling author of Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years

"Hilarious, revelatory, hopeful, incisive--Here for It feels like splitting dessert with your funniest friend, if that friend was also your smartest professor and a devastatingly sharp pop culture historian."--Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue

"If I were stocking a time capsule to show future generations how it felt to be alive at this exact moment in American culture, this is the book I'd toss in first. Readers of all stripes will relate to Thomas's hilarious, touching observations on love, success, and identity."--Mary Laura Philpott, author of I Miss You When I Blink
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