There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir

There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir

The testament of a boy and a generation who came of age as the world came apart--a generation searching for a new way to live. Casey Gerald comes to our fractured times as a uniquely visionary witness whose life has spanned seemingly unbridgeable divides. His story begins at the end of the world: Dallas, New Year's Eve 1999, when he gathers with the congregation of his gran The testament of a boy and a generation who came of age as the world came apart--a generation searching for a new way...

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Title:There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir
Author:Casey Gerald
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:0735214204
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir Reviews

  • Johnisha
    Nov 03, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

    Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry. ...

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  • Jana
    Oct 31, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

  • Ellen
    Nov 08, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

    Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry. ...

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  • Emilie
    Apr 22, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

    Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry. ...

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  • Mehrsa
    Oct 11, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

  • Nathan Abels
    Nov 11, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

    Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry. ...

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  • Yvonne
    Oct 22, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

    Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry. ...

  • Teresa
    Aug 13, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

  • Anne
    Nov 05, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

  • Jackie Gailey
    Nov 03, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

    Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry. ...

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  • Germaine Irwin
    Oct 25, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

  • Peter Boisi
    Oct 21, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

    Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry. ...

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  • Grace
    Nov 02, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

    Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry. ...

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  • Cherise Wolas
    Oct 12, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

  • Amy Kane williamson
    Oct 28, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

    Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry. ...

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  • Chris Vaughan
    Oct 26, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

    Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry. ...

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  • Micah
    Oct 25, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

    Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry. ...

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  • Tina Panik
    Jun 09, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

  • Lucy
    Oct 29, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

    Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry. ...

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  • Ginny
    Oct 08, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

    Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry. ...

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  • Lily
    Oct 30, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

  • Laurie Harrison
    Oct 03, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

    Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry. ...

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  • marco matos
    Oct 16, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

    Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry. ...

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  • Eden
    Apr 23, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

    Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry. ...

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  • Emily Wilson
    Nov 02, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

    Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry. ...

    Top 5 best books I?ve read in 2018 ...

  • David D Bair
    Nov 04, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

    Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry. ...

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  • Beth
    Oct 28, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

    Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry. ...

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  • Anita C.
    Nov 13, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...

    From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him. I found Casey?...

    Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storyte...

    Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry. ...

    Top 5 best books I?ve read in 2018 ...

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  • Bookreporter.com Biography & Memoir
    Oct 26, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

  • Tikyna Dandridge
    Nov 08, 2018

    Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey?s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I?ll be first in line for a follow up volume... This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak...

    I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir. ...

    I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from ...

    I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, na´vetÚ, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a ...

    An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who...

    I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book t...

    Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope. Casey?s father was a football sta...

    I?ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the ?casual reader.? First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald?s ?brand.? Casey chose to write about another trajec...