“In many ways writing saved my life. It’s my hope that sharing my experience will give hope to others who are learning to deal with their “difference.” I want them to know they don’t have to live their lives in a permanent “don’t ask, don’t tell” existence. Truth is a powerful tool.
“But my hope for this book doesn’t stop there. I think there is a message here for anyone who has ever suffered from a lack of self-esteem, felt the pain of loneliness, or sought love in all the wrong places. The lessons I have learned are not limited to race, gender, or sexual orientation. Anyone can learn from my journey. Anyone can overcome a broken heart.”--E. Lynn Harris
About the Author
E. Lynn Harris (1955-2009) was a New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author. His twelve novels include Basketball Jones and If This World Were Mine.
“The story of how [Harris] overcame the demons of his past is inspirational.”--Entertainment Weekly
“Emotional, heart-pulling . . .an in-depth look into the real world of E. Lynn Harris.” --QBR, The Black Book Review
“Has all the dramatic elelments of a compelling work of fiction. . . . And Harris shares the positive experiences that have helped him become . . . proud, successful, happy.” --The Advocate