Saturday, February 11, 2017
Celebrating Black History Month: E. Lynn Harris (author)
E. Lynn Harris was a black gay author whose books depicting black gay men appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, ten consecutive novels in a row! I read his book "This Too Shall Pass" about a successful professional football player dealing with coming out. It actually included a little bit of a mystery, which I liked, but his scenes involving black women talking were funny. It was the first time I had ever heard the term "high yellow" so I had to ask my husband for an interpretation.
Unfortunately, he died young in 2009 from heart disease.