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I'm Not Broken: A Memoir

I'm Not Broken: A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Leon, Jesse

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    7 Jun 22

In this unflinching and inspiring memoir, Jesus Leon tells an extraordinary story of resilience and survival, shining a light on a childhood spent devastated by sex trafficking, gang life, and substance abuse. Born to indigenous working-class Mexican immigrants in San Diego in th...e 1970s, Jesus Leon's childhood was violently ruptured. A dangerous and harrowing encounter at a local gift shop when he was eleven years old left Leon with a deadly secret. Hurt, alone, and scared for his life, Leon numbed his pain by losing himself in the macho culture of the streets and wherever else he could find it-in alcohol, drugs, and prostitution. Overlooked by state-sanctioned institutions and systems intended to help victims of abuse, neglected like many other low-income Latinos, Leon spiraled into cycles of suicide and substance abuse. I'm Not Broken is the heartbreaking and remarkable story of the journey Leon takes to win back his life, leading him to the steps of Harvard University. From being the lone young person of color in Narcotics Anonymous meetings to coming to terms with his own queer identity, to becoming an engaged mentor for incarcerated youth, Leon finds the will to live with the love and support of his family, friends, and mentors. Recounting the extraordinary circumstances of his life, Leon offers a powerful, raw testament to the possibilities of self-transformation and self-acceptance. Unforgettable, I'm Not Broken is an inspirational portrait of one young man's indomitable strength and spirit to survive-against all possible odds.
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ISBN 9780593466513
Publisher Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 7 Jun 2022

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ISBN-13 9780593466513
Stock Release date is 7 June 2022
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 7 Jun 2022
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage Books
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Leon, Jesse
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 248g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade