Kiese Laymon has had an interesting life, to put it mildly. Fortunately, he's a good writer, too, so we get to read about his life and how he's dealt with a number of challenges.
They include issues with his mother, grandmother, anorexia, obesity, sex, writing, and gambling. He presents the challenges, and how he overcame them, in his memoir, titled simply Heavy.
Rob Goodwin, the host of our segment The Keenest Observers, returns to host Kiese Laymon.