Young Debut Author: "Timestamp: Musings of an Introverted Black Boy"
My name is Marcus, and my debut book, "Timestamp: Musings of an Introverted Black Boy" will be released in print, audio, and e-book format on September 17th. In summary, this book is a literary collection of essays, poems, and short reflections exploring themes of race, relationships, social justice, religion, and Black identity, all inspired by my coming-of-age journey through college and into adulthood. If you're interested in learning more about it, I've included the book's full description below, as well as the Goodreads and pre-order links. Thank you all so much!
"I’m a twenty-two-year-old Black introvert who overthinks everything, can’t get a date, yet somehow managed to graduate from Harvard.
My story is probably not like yours. I’m a Black boy from the Midwest. I’ve never been kissed. I’m desperately in love with two women: Aretha and Whitney. I struggle with a mild form of social anxiety. I sing to myself almost everywhere I go. I’m an ex-chitlins (with hot sauce and ketchup) lover. I’ve been called an Oreo. I’ve been stopped by the police while walking home. I’m the descendant of slaves, and a Harvard graduate.
Though our stories may not be the same, the universal themes explored in this poignant and personal literary collection—love, identity, hope, social justice, and coming of age—bond us together. Timestamp: Musings of an Introverted Black Boy is many things: It’s one Black boy’s journey through college and into adulthood. It’s a compilation of intimate musings, short and long. It’s an anthology of reflections linked to distinct moments in time. It’s a series of meditations on life, love, and the lack thereof. It’s not simply a “Black” book, or even a “millennial” one. It’s a human book.
I wrote it for everyone—and that includes you."
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