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Damon Young
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Damon Young

The author, Damon Young, is a black American writer in his late thirties/early forties at the time the book was published. His writing on issues of race and other aspects of identity has appeared in a range of publications from personal blogs to established publications like “The Guardian” and “The Washington Post”. His perspectives and commentaries are primarily defined by his experience of living as a black person in the United States of America, but also by a range of other experiences, including growing up in an economically disadvantaged community, playing basketball, attending university, and dealing with a number of insecurities associated with many, if not most or all, these different aspects of who he is.

This blend of different perspectives and experiences manifests in the author’s writing here in a variety of ways. A strain of perceptive, dark, and somewhat bitter humor, for...

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