ℍ𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝔽𝕠𝕣 𝕀𝕥
𝑅. 𝐸𝑟𝑖𝑐 𝑇ℎ𝑜𝑚𝑎𝑠
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:
“𝐻𝑜𝑤 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑒 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑎 𝑚𝑒𝑡𝑒𝑜𝑟 𝑏𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑑𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑜𝑛 𝑢𝑠? 𝐻𝑜𝑤 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑒 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑠 𝑜𝑓 ℎ𝑢𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑎 𝑏𝑟𝑢𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑟𝑒𝑔𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑜𝑜𝑟? 𝐻𝑜𝑤 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑒 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑡𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑤𝑒 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑤𝑒 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚 𝑖𝑓 𝑤𝑒’𝑟𝑒 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑓𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑒𝑠 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑑𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑦𝑒𝑑?
𝑇ℎ𝑎𝑡’𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒.“
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 😂, IYKYK
Have you read this? If not, what recent memoir have you read and loved?