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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Vfields needs to be happy! | 1/17/2014

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

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