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Book Club - inaugural meeting

Book Title: Here for It by R. Eric Thomas (2020)

About the book: In this memoir of hysterical and heartfelt essays, R. Eric Thomas looks through the lens of his childhood to redefine what it means to be “normal” and “other” in the modern shifting world. Goodreads says: “‘Here for It’ will resonate deeply and joyfully with everyone who has ever felt pushed to the margins, struggled with self-acceptance, or wished to shine more brightly in a dark world.”
You can listen to the NPR episode where Eric speaks about his life and this book:
Note: this book is a collection of essays so you can read just one or a few essays before the BookClub meeting.
Questions for our discussion
1. What was your reaction to this book?
2. What aspects of the author’s story could you most relate to?
3. Which essay did you like best? 
4. If you could meet the author, what would you ask him about the book?

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