E. Lynn Harris reveals the ups and downs of his life on his road to success as a best-selling author. Harris begins with his humble Arkansas beginnings as the only son in a family of six. The author opens up in detailing his early years that were filled with physical abuse from his stepfather, trying to be accepted by peers, and jockeying questions about his own sexuality.
The writer also tells about his severe depression, conflicts with work, bouts with alcoholism, and attempts at suicide.
Harris's ongoing quest for love and acceptance is a central focus in much of this eye-opening memoir.
This report prepared by Reginald D. Garrard