Unprotected by Billy Porter audiobook

Unprotected: A Memoir

By Billy Porter

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781419746192

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 10/26/2021

    ISBN: 9781705041550

  • Available on 10/26/2021

    ISBN: 9798200750016

Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the incomparable Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner, a powerful and revealing autobiography about race, sexuality, art, and healing

It’s easy to be yourself when who and what you are is in vogue. But growing up Black and gay in America has never been easy. Before Billy Porter was slaying red carpets and giving an iconic Emmy-winning performance in the celebrated TV show Pose, before he was the groundbreaking Tony and Grammy Award-winning star of Broadway’s Kinky Boots, and before he was an acclaimed recording artist, actor, playwright, director, and all-around legend, Porter was a young boy in Pittsburgh who was seen as different, who didn’t fit in. At five years old, Porter was sent to therapy to “fix” his effeminacy. He was endlessly bullied at school, sexually abused by his stepfather, and criticized at his church. Porter came of age in a world where simply being himself was a constant struggle.

Billy Porter’s Unprotected is the life story of a singular artist and survivor in his own words. It is the story of a boy whose talent and courage opened doors for him—but only a crack. It is the story of a teenager discovering himself, learning his voice and his craft amidst deep trauma. And it is the story of a young man whose unbreakable determination led him through countless hard times to where he is now: a proud icon who refuses to back down or hide.

Porter is a multitalented, multifaceted treasure at the top of his game, and Unprotected is a resonant, inspirational story of trauma and healing, shot through with his singular voice.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“There is only one Billy Porter…And it turns out his voice rings just as true on the page as it does on the stage. How lucky we are to witness it in our time.” Lin-Manuel Miranda, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“At once harrowing and triumphant, relevant and necessary, Unprotected takes us on a journey of using art to heal trauma. What a magical journey to behold and one that cracks open the space for others to heal too.” Ryan Murphy, American television writer, director, and producer
“Bold, hilarious, honest, and singular. Words once assigned to Billy as an entertainer will now be attributed to him as a writer. Unprotected is a record of survival, commitment to authenticity, and healing; a road map out of hell.” Leslie Odom, Jr., Tony Award-winning actor

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Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English