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One Book, One College | Heavy: An American Memoir: About the Book



"I did not want to write to you. I wanted to write a lie."

-opening sentences of "Heavy"



Welcome to the LibGuide for "Heavy: An American Memoir" by Kiese Laymon. 


"I'm trying to push the form,

just on the writerly tip.

On a human tip I'm trying to tell the truth."

--Colorlines, (November 18, 2013), Akiba Solomon, author interview.

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