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How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America kindle Ù 176 pages ✓ Kiese Laymon ✓ ❴Download❵ ➸ How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America Author Kiese Laymon – Danpashley.co.uk A revised collection with thirteen essays including six new to thiGe from an interview with his mother to reflections on Ole Miss football Outkast and the labor of Black women these thirteen insightful essays highlight Laymon’s profound love of language and his artful rendering of experience trumpeting why he is “simply one of the most talented writers in America” New York magazin Can I give this book six stars? I would like to give it six stars Imagine there's a extra star up there please This is not to say Laymon's book is the best written book I've ever read BUT and this is coming from someone that reads a lot I think it is one of the most important and meaningful books I've read in a while The book is essays on race and racial awareness privilege and awareness of that privilege It's a hard read Hard in that why that the best books are; they step on your toes and make you uncomfortable with some part of the world and your place within it Thank heavens for books like this They remind us of all the work yet to be done

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A revised collection with thirteen essays including six new to this edition and seven from the original edition by the “star in the American literary firmament with a voice that is courageous honest loving and singularly beautiful” NPRBrilliant and uncompromising piercing and funny How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Othe Laymon's writing is so potent so clear the reader has to simply listen and bear witness This collection of personal essays range from his childhood in Mississippi to the trials around getting his first novel Long Division published Laymon effectively uses personal stories to illustrate larger societal realities In the title essay How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America he traces the disciplinary action at his college for not checking out a library book yet subseuently returning it the epic arguments with his mother about his role and his parole as a young black man and the steps that lead him to Oberlin I want to say that remembering starts not with predictable punditry or bullshit blogs or slick art that really asks nothing of us; I want to say that it starts with us willing ourselves to remember tell and accept those complicated muffled truths of our lives and deaths and the lives and the deaths of folks around us over and over againLaymon's deaths of both self and others are destructive tendencies and society killing but there is rebirth here too reinvention learning recreatingI really appreciated his use of dialogue and letters in Echo Mychal Darnell Kiese Kai and Marlon his storytelling in Our Kind of Ridiculous and You Are the Second Person and his cultural analysis in Eulogy for Three Black Boys Who Lived

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How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in AmericaRs in America is essential reading This new edition of award winning author Kiese Laymon’s first work of nonfiction looks inward drawing heavily on the author and his family’s experiences while simultaneously examining the world Mississippi the South the United States that has shaped their lives With subjects that ran In this book of essays which are a reflection on Laymon’s life nothing is off limits There are some essays that a broad audience can relate to but since his writing is so personal there are many things that are not expressly stated Several essays reuire some cultural awareness before you can digest them Without it statements likeWe felt pride in knowing that the greatest producer alive was an uncle from Compton and the most anticipated emcee in the history of hip hop was a lanky brother from Long Beach” will leave you scratching your headThe essays deal heavily with race in America and after reading them those that think we don't have far to go may uestion that notion Then there are some that may think this author is beating a dead horse This is the type of book that starts those discussions The writing is funny and it’s melancholy It’s always forthright to the point that it can you uncomfortable like you know something that you shouldn’t Laymon makes assertions that challenge the status uo Some I agree with others not so much And then there are times I asked myself why would he write such a thingThere is a particular audience that would love this author and I wonder if they know about him I thought the same when I read Laymon’s first bookLong Division Thirty somethings will get his writing Thirty somethings from the South will feel it