Behind the Mic: On Here For It by R. Eric Thomas, Read by the Author
Jo Reed and Emily Connelly Discuss These Hilarious and Moving Essays of Identity, Faith, and Internet Culture
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R. Eric Thomas is known for his essays on current events and for his talents with storytelling live on stage. He narrates his own memoir in a warm and familiar voice. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss Thomas’s essays, which touch on the complexities of identity, faith, and internet culture. His perspective comes from his intersecting identities—he is a gay black man, a writer in the digital world, and a person married to a pastor and brought up in an anti-gay faith. Listeners will find a level of seriousness in the mix of pop-culture references and humor. Thomas’s curiosity, hope, and love for the world are apparent in every word he speaks.
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