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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: May 2010 ISBN: 9780307715036
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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 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 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 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 Vellicia | 2/5/2014

    " Loved me some E. Lynn Harris "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 1/29/2014

    " 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 Rae Lewis-Thornton | 1/28/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Taylor | 1/23/2014

    " 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 Homero Arceyut | 1/20/2014

    " 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! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Terry | 1/18/2014

    " Another great book by a great author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mercedes | 1/11/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vfields needs to be happy! | 1/11/2014

    " 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 Author G D Grace | 1/4/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Panya Heard | 1/2/2014

    " This book is a great read. I am not a gay man, but after reading this book I understand gay men and what they go through personally. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deidre | 11/23/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynette Watson | 10/7/2013

    " 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 Richelle T. | 8/20/2013

    " 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 Tracee Tatum | 7/18/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Armena | 1/27/2013

    " This is the real deal, eye opening. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea F Gordon | 9/10/2012

    " I read a long time ago "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shavon | 1/18/2012

    " Amazing! Kept my attention the entire read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy Basnight | 12/10/2011

    " 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!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mario Desean | 10/26/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corinne | 10/19/2011

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 10/10/2011

    " E Lynn Harris contiunes with characters from his previous novel to this one. His writting style makes single women informed about the dishonesty that black men/men have with concealing their homosexuality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angeldreads | 2/28/2011

    " 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 Brittany | 2/23/2011

    " 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 KC Hurst | 11/13/2010

    " I was entertained and enlightened... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 6/21/2010

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

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