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Publisher's Summary

Now, in his most daring act yet, E. Lynn Harris writes the memoir of his life from his childhood in Arkansas as a closeted gay boy through his struggling days as a self-published author to his rise to New York Times best seller status. In What Becomes of the Brokenhearted, Harris shares with listeners an extraordinary life touched by loneliness and depression, but most importantly he reveals the triumphant story of a small town dreamer who was able, through writing, to make his dreams and more come true. With his signature compassion, raw courage and awe-inspiring honesty, E. Lynn Harris applies the same talents to his memoir that have made him a best selling fiction author.
©2003 E. Lynn Harris
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Critic Reviews

"His fans will embrace his fast-paced memoir eagerly, and then be caught up in this engaging writer's engagingly told life story." (Booklist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Penny on 11-07-03

A Definite

This book is about being young/gay/black. I am old/white/straight and loved this book! I am so glad I read this book. Very inspiring and well written.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Catriona on 10-06-09

5 star book - 3 star narration

I love E. Lynn Harris's novels and hadn't gotten around to the memoir, though it was highly recommended by a colleague. When I heard he'd passed this summer, I really wanted to read it. The books is excellent: 5 stars. The narrator, though, wasn't as good as those who've done Harris's novels. For the first couple of hours he sounded uncomfortable with Harris's voice. I think I'd like to read this one again on paper to get my own feel for it.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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