A needed voice

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Memoirs offer insight into worlds and experiences that are unknown to a large swath of people. "Punch Me Up to the Gods" is one such memoir that delivers a new perspective, one that is often silenced out of fear of being rejected by community in the larger sense of the word, but also on a micro scale.

Brian Broome's memoir is beautifully written, offering a unique voice that tackles racism, self-doubt, sexual identity, and coming of age. It is an important offering during a time of heightened tension and misunderstanding.

I'm curious to know how the memoir starts, as the first look has us jump in later on in Broome's story. I'd like to get a better sense of Broome's early childhood, which is only alluded to briefly.