Here For It

Becky, holding copy of Here For It, by R. Eric Thomas

ℍ𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝔽𝕠𝕣 𝕀π•₯
𝑅. πΈπ‘Ÿπ‘–π‘ π‘‡β„Žπ‘œπ‘šπ‘Žπ‘ 

Oh my god, I love R. Eric Thomas. He’s hilarious, so sarcastically smart, and also kind of adorable.

There is so much humor in this book, because Thomas is hilarious. His sass, sarcasm, and sardonic personality just carry this memoir through the legit turmoil he’s been in, challenges he has faced, and his coming of age as a Black, gay, man in America.

There were so many moments of goosebumps, tears, and literal out loud laughs. He shared stories that gave insight into his relationship to his own Blackness, his gayness and how both of those things developed and changed with time.

Thomas is interesting, funny, and someone I genuinely want to spend time with. This is one of my favorite quotes from the book:

β€œπ»π‘œπ‘€ π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ 𝑀𝑒 π‘ π‘’π‘π‘π‘œπ‘ π‘’π‘‘ π‘‘π‘œ π‘™π‘œπ‘£π‘’ π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Žπ‘œπ‘’π‘‘ π‘Ž π‘šπ‘’π‘‘π‘’π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘π‘’π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘–π‘›π‘” π‘‘π‘œπ‘€π‘› π‘œπ‘› 𝑒𝑠? π»π‘œπ‘€ π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ 𝑀𝑒 π‘ π‘’π‘π‘π‘œπ‘ π‘’π‘‘ π‘‘π‘œ 𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑑 π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ 𝑏𝑒𝑠𝑑 π‘π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘π‘  π‘œπ‘“ β„Žπ‘’π‘šπ‘Žπ‘›π‘–π‘‘π‘¦ π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Žπ‘œπ‘’π‘‘ π‘Ž π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘‘π‘Žπ‘™ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘”π‘–π‘šπ‘’ π‘Žπ‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘‘π‘œπ‘œπ‘Ÿ? π»π‘œπ‘€ π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ 𝑀𝑒 π‘ π‘’π‘π‘π‘œπ‘ π‘’π‘‘ π‘‘π‘œ 𝑑𝑒𝑙𝑙 π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘π‘’π‘œπ‘π‘™π‘’ 𝑀𝑒 π‘™π‘œπ‘£π‘’ π‘‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ 𝑀𝑒 π‘™π‘œπ‘£π‘’ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘š 𝑖𝑓 π‘€π‘’β€™π‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘›π‘œπ‘‘ 𝑓𝑖𝑣𝑒 π‘šπ‘–π‘›π‘’π‘‘π‘’π‘  π‘“π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘š 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 π‘‘π‘’π‘ π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘¦π‘’π‘‘?
π‘‡β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘β€™π‘  π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘™π‘™π‘’π‘›π‘”π‘’ π‘œπ‘“ 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 π‘Žπ‘™π‘–π‘£π‘’.β€œ

Please read this wonderful memoir. I was blown away by his story, and surprised by how quickly I fell in love with Thomas.

And Lex Luther Van Dross πŸ˜‚, IYKYK

Have you read this? If not, what recent memoir have you read and loved?

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