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How We Fight for Our Lives

A Memoir

Saeed Jones

Library Binding

List Price: 32.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/7/2019)
Digital Audiobook (10/7/2019)
Paperback (7/7/2020)
Compact Disc (10/8/2019)
Hardcover (10/8/2019)

October 2019 Indie Next List

“Saeed Jones is supremely talented, so I expected his memoir to be great. I did NOT expect, however, to be left immobile in my chair after reading that final paragraph, processing the beauty of his words and those indelible sentences he’s generous enough to share with us. How We Fight for Our Lives is a moving and intimate portrait of the writer growing up as a young, gay black man and trying to understand the complex realities of his identity. We also gain insight to Jones’ relationship with his mother, a story that left me in pieces by the end. How We Fight for Our Lives is raw, difficult, and truthful, and completely stuffed with love.”
— Eugenia Vela, BookPeople, Austin, TX
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Summer 2020 Reading Group Indie Next List

“An exciting declaration of passion and tenacity, and what it’s like to be young, gifted, black, and queer in an America where every corner is marked with the specter of hatred, ignorance, and tragedy. Through adversity, Saeed Jones still manages to find a path to remain whole and resolute—within the tears, he finds purpose. This book cuts a groove into you.”
— Luis Correa, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA
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Thorndike Press Large Print, 9781432875237, 263pp.

Publication Date: March 11, 2020