What Becomes of the Brokenhearted

What Becomes of the Brokenhearted

A Memoir

By E. Lynn Harris

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385495066, 288pp.

Publication Date: July 13, 2004


“In many ways writing saved my life. It’s my hope that sharing my experience will give hope to others who are learning to deal with their “difference.” I want them to know they don’t have to live their lives in a permanent “don’t ask, don’t tell” existence. Truth is a powerful tool.
“But my hope for this book doesn’t stop there. I think there is a message here for anyone who has ever suffered from a lack of self-esteem, felt the pain of loneliness, or sought love in all the wrong places. The lessons I have learned are not limited to race, gender, or sexual orientation. Anyone can learn from my journey. Anyone can overcome a broken heart.”--E. Lynn Harris

About the Author
E. Lynn Harris (1955 2009) was a "New York Times" bestselling and critically acclaimed author. His twelve novels include "Basketball Jones" and "If This World Were Mine".

Praise For What Becomes of the Brokenhearted

“The story of how [Harris] overcame the demons of his past is inspirational.”--Entertainment Weekly

“Emotional, heart-pulling . . .an in-depth look into the real world of E. Lynn Harris.” --QBR, The Black Book Review

“Has all the dramatic elelments of a compelling work of fiction. . . . And Harris shares the positive experiences that have helped him become . . . proud, successful, happy.” --The Advocate