What Becomes of the Brokenhearted

  • by E. Lynn Harris
  • Narrated by Richard Allen
  • 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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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- Penny

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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- Catriona

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-10-2003
  • Publisher: Books on Tape