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Writer Kiese Laymon Wants to be Heavy

April 08, 2019, 5:00 am • 41m

Disordered eating, anti-blackness, fat-phobia, and addiction all bubble together in Kiese Laymon's new book, "Heavy: An American Memoir.""As artists, we got to be able to talk about all of it at once because it always happens at once," he says. "Food to me is a paradoxical way to get into all of the mess of what we are."Today's sponsors:Dinner for Everyone by Mark Bittman is available wherever books are sold. Go to to learn more. Go to for delicious recipes and more. Go toMilklife.comtolearn more. Go to for a special offer of one free month + a second at just 99cents.

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