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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,104 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. Lynn Harris Narrator: Adenrele Ojo, Mirron Willis Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 reader, 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 of all kinds to thrill and to heal, which will warm the hearts of readers everywhere.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Harris gives his readers a refreshing view of African-American achievement, a touching characterization of a man living with AIDS, and a sensitive depiction of gay/straight friendships that is much to be hoped for in the world outside the book’s pages.”

    Atlanta Journal Constitution

  • “Many gay readers will identify with the story, which often seems more truth than fiction. Recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • Just As I Am more than delivers on  the promise of Invisible Life.  Harris gives his readers a refreshing view of  African-American achievement, a touching  characterization of a man living with AIDS, and a sensitive  depiction of gay/straight friendships that is much  to be hoped for in the world outside the book's  pages. The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lula | 2/17/2014

    " I love this one too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Miscoshia | 2/16/2014

    " 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 by Chineka Williams | 2/10/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Vellicia | 2/5/2014

    " Loved me some E. Lynn Harris "

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