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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,097 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. Lynn Harris Narrator: Michael Boatman and Brenda Braxton Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2000 ISBN:
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E. Lynn Harris's blend of rich, romantic storytelling and controversial contemporary issues like race and bisexuality have found an enthusiastic and diverse audience across America. Just As I Am, picks up where Invisible Life left off, introducing Harris's appealing and authentic characters to a new set of joys, conflicts, and choices. Raymond, a young black lawyer from the South, struggles to come to terms with his sexuality and with the grim reality of AIDS. Nicole, an aspiring singer/actress, experiences frustration in both her career and in her attempts to find a genuine love relationship. Both characters share an eclectic group of friends who challenge them, and the listener, to look at themselves and the world around them through different eyes. By portraying Nicole's and Raymond's joys, as well as their pain, Harris never ceases to remind us that life, like love, is about self-acceptance. In this vivid portrait of contemporary black life, with all its pressures and the complications of bisexuality, AIDS, and racism, Harris confirms a faith in the power of love - love of all kinds - to thrill and to heal. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy Basnight | 2/12/2014

    " I just live Raymond and hated Basil for how he treated Raymond. When a book makes you feel you know it as a good book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Homero Arceyut | 2/8/2014

    " Continue the story of the main character of Invisible Life and how he comes to terms with hisown sexuality. Beautifully written, and teh story never gets old or stale! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael- | 1/17/2014

    " Just when we (gay black men) received our first literary voice, it was minimized soon after. I was excited about revisiting the characters from Invisible Life but found I had to share every other chapter with the straight female point of view. Part of me wanted to skip to the gay brother's chapters but I knew I had to read every page. Still, Harris' writing opened the door for other gay black male (and female) authors who were dedicated to tell stories of our diaspora. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vfields needs to be happy! | 1/17/2014

    " It's time this writer pick a team so his characters can too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 1/7/2014

    " This wasthe very first book I read from E. Lynn Harris. It was a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miscoshia | 1/6/2014

    " The first book I read by E. Lynn. His novels aren't for everyone, but he was a very talented writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angeldreads | 12/31/2013

    " I could not get anything done! For I could not put it down. If you know anyone who says " I really don't care for reading give them any one of Harris books it will change there mind about reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rae Lewis-Thornton | 12/23/2013

    " A Must Read! The Best of E. Lynn Harris... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracee Tatum | 12/17/2013

    " Love all of his books. He deals with black homosexual characters is a real human way and confronts issues that they deal with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corinne | 12/16/2013

    " I have this book, but read it some time ago, but I am a fan of all of e. lynn harris books, all of them are good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 12/3/2013

    " I loved this book!! E. Lynn Harris has a WAY with words!! His writing is juicy, well written and leaves you wanting more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chrissy | 12/3/2013

    " Absolutely awesome!!!!!!!! Definite read again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mario Desean | 11/29/2013

    " this reads like a second edition to Invisible Life, it a real page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richelle T. | 8/4/2013

    " If you need a good cry this is the one you need. The character in this book become a part of your life while you're reading it! You'll find yourself wondering what's going on with Kyle while the book isn't in your hands. E. Lynn Harris has done a great job with this one. Enjoy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 6/7/2013

    " I read the first one and became addicted to reading the other ones. Each book is a continuation from the other one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Taylor | 5/10/2013

    " This was the first book I read by this author. I finished the book in one night and could not wait til the next one. I laughed, I cried, I was pissed, a must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mercedes | 4/20/2013

    " This book just felt so incredibly right. Currently, re-reading again. First story to make me cry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Terry | 4/19/2013

    " Another great book by a great author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Author G D Grace | 2/6/2013

    " The friendship between Raymond & Kyle made me laugh and eventually cry... E. Lynn Harris wrote the hell out of this one. It was the first book that ever made me cry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lula | 8/7/2012

    " I love this one too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KC Hurst | 6/15/2012

    " I was entertained and enlightened... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 R. Mark | 1/2/2012

    " This is was an excelelnt follow up to Invisible life. It is also possibly the last original/non-formula book that E. Lynn Harris has written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shavon | 12/4/2011

    " Amazing! Kept my attention the entire read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chineka Williams | 11/22/2011

    " This book is classic E Lynn Harris. It's about accepting others for who they are and not being afraid to be who you are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynette Watson | 11/8/2011

    " Loved this book. It made me more aware of down low brothers, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerri | 8/24/2011

    " A wonderful book to open up the series of E. Lynn Harris. I read this when I was in my teens from a recommendation from my mother. Definitely would read again!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vellicia | 7/6/2011

    " Loved me some E. Lynn Harris "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Author G D | 4/7/2011

    " This book taught me about friendship, and continued helping me discover my purpose -- it also helped me learn to embrace who I am as a man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deidre | 12/27/2010

    " I still remember sitting by the pool in Vegas on spring break & thinking how content I was with this good book. Memorable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richelle | 12/15/2010

    " If you need a good cry this is the one you need. The character in this book become a part of your life while you're reading it! You'll find yourself wondering what's going on with Kyle while the book isn't in your hands. E. Lynn Harris has done a great job with this one. Enjoy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edward | 9/30/2010

    " Quite frankly was moved but
    reinerating could hurt this cause. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea F | 11/11/2009

    " I read a long time ago "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greschjkvo | 7/10/2009

    " Continue the story of the main character of Invisible Life and how he comes to terms with hisown sexuality. Beautifully written, and teh story never gets old or stale! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 6/10/2009

    " Another great book by a great author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corinne | 2/28/2009

    " I have this book, but read it some time ago, but I am a fan of all of e. lynn harris books, all of them are good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mercedes | 12/17/2008

    " This book just felt so incredibly right. Currently, re-reading again. First story to make me cry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynette | 12/15/2008

    " Loved this book. It made me more aware of down low brothers, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 10/23/2008

    " This wasthe very first book I read from E. Lynn Harris. It was a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chrissy | 9/13/2008

    " Absolutely awesome!!!!!!!! Definite read again. "

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