Thorndike Press

How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir

  • Saaed Jones
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  • ISBN-10: 143287523X
  • ISBN-13: 9781432875237
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: .80 lbs ( .36 kgs)
  • 256 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released February 2020



Saeed Jones tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence — into tumultuous relationships with his family, into passing flings with lovers, friends, and strangers. Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what we all do for one another — and to one another — as we fight to become ourselves.