How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays

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A revised collection with thirteen essays, including six new to this edition and seven from the original edition, by the "star in the American literary firmament, with a voice that is courageous, honest, loving, and singularly beautiful" (NPR).

Brilliant and uncompromising, piercing and funny, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America is essential reading. This new edition of award-winning author Kiese Laymon's first work of nonfiction looks inward, drawing heavily on the author and his family's experiences, while simultaneously examining the world--Mississippi, the South, the United States--that has shaped their lives. With subjects that range from an interview with his mother to reflections on Ole Miss football, Outkast, and the labor of Black women, these thirteen insightful essays highlight Laymon's profound love of language and his artful rendering of experience, trumpeting why he is "simply one of the most talented writers in America" (New York magazine).

Author: Kiese Laymon
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Published: 11/10/2020
Pages: 176
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.40w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781982170820

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 10/15/2020
Library Journal 08/01/2021 pg. 100
Booklist 11/01/2020 pg. 14

About the Author
Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Kiese Laymon, Ottilie Schillig Professor in English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi, is the author of the novel Long Division, the memoir Heavy, and the essay collection How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America.