|Plot Summary of What Becomes of the Brokenhearted|
|"E. Lynn Harris reveals the ups and downs of his life on his road to success as a best-selling author. Harris begins with his humble Arkansas beginnings as the only son in a family of six. The author opens up in detailing his early years that were filled with physical abuse from his stepfather, trying to be accepted by peers, and jockeying questions about his own sexuality.
The writer also tells about his severe depression, conflicts with work, bouts with alcoholism, and attempts at suicide.
Harris's ongoing quest for love and acceptance is a central focus in much of this eye-opening memoir."
Reginald D. Garrard, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of What Becomes of the Brokenhearted|
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Kind of romance:
- searching for lover
- alienated from society
- parental abuse
Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
Phys disability/mental struggle?
- mental illness
Taboo Sex Story?
Kind of sex:
- gay guy
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- mostly 1st
Book makes you feel?
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- male homosexuals doing their thing
Commentary on society?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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