Take This Man: A Memoir

Take This Man: A Memoir

Named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Books of 2014

One of NBC News's 10 Best Latino Books of 2014

"A West Coast version of Augusten Burroughs's Running With Scissors...A funny, shocking, generous-hearted book" (Entertainment Weekly) about a boy, his five stepfathers, and the mother who was determined to give her son everything but the truth.

When he was three years old, Brando Kelly Ulloa was abandoned by his immigrant father. His mother, Maria, dreaming of… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


Written like a movie — at times, a dark comedy; at others, a drama — the story is deeply personal and rich in detail. Such a masterful package could only be the product of a meticulous and careful writer.

“Take This Man” doesn’t tell a story of change. It speaks of a failure to change. Readers who believe in the healing power of self-awareness may be in for a shock.

Skyhorse has a fascinating story to tell, and he tells it with the skill and sway of a novelist.


Book Details  


Publisher: Simon & Schuster (April 30, 2014)

Parent ISBN: 9781439170892

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 3 MB

Language: English


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