How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir (Large Print / Library Binding)

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A memoir masterfully written about coming of age in the South as a black, gay poet, containing sexual violence, bigotry, and shame, but all gloriously human. This book, accordning to The New Yorker, "quakes with nervous energy that often erupts into euphoria." It was an honor to read.

— Carolyn

October 2019 Indie Next List


“Saeed Jones is supremely talented, so I expected his memoir to be great. I did NOT expect, however, to be left immobile in my chair after reading that final paragraph, processing the beauty of his words and those indelible sentences he’s generous enough to share with us. How We Fight for Our Lives is a moving and intimate portrait of the writer growing up as a young, gay black man and trying to understand the complex realities of his identity. We also gain insight to Jones’ relationship with his mother, a story that left me in pieces by the end. How We Fight for Our Lives is raw, difficult, and truthful, and completely stuffed with love.”
— Eugenia Vela, BookPeople, Austin, TX

Product Details
ISBN: 9781432875237
ISBN-10: 143287523X
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: March 11th, 2020
Pages: 263
Language: English