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Exchange Exemplar: Kiese Laymon And "Heavy"


Kiese Laymon has a story to tell, and don't expect it to make you smile.  His life has had its ups, to be sure, but plenty of downs as well. 

It's no accident that his memoir bears the title Heavy.  Sexual violence, gambling, anorexia, and obesity are just a few of the subjects the book contains. 

Last year Kiese Laymon joined host Rob Goodwin for an episode of The Keenest Observers.  We revisit the interview on this last day of 2019.  

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily news program focused on issues, people and events across Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the program's senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.