The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Free Download Author J.T LeRoy National BestsellerWith A New Foreword By Jeff FeuerzeigA Timely Reissue Of The Extraordinary Stories By JT LeRoy Laura Albert That Won International Acclaim, To Be Timed With The Theatrical Release Of The Documentary Author The JT LeRoy Story A Startling Achievement Publishers Weekly This Book Of Interconnected Stories Depicts The Chaotic Life Of A Young Boy On The Run With His Teenage Mother When Sarah Reclaims Jeremiah From His Foster Parents, He Finds Himself Catapulted Into Her World Of Motels And Truck Stops, Exposed To The Abusive, Exploitative Men She Encounters As He Learns To Survive In This Harrowing Environment, Jeremiah Also Learns To Love His Mother, Even As She Descends Into Drug Fueled Madness.Told In Spare, Lyrical Prose, Rich With Imagination And Dark Humor, The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Transforms The Savagery Of Jeremiah S World Into An Indelible Experience Of Compassion This Special Edition Includes An Additional Seven Stories, Previously Uncollected, By JT LeRoy, The Literary Persona Of Laura Albert.The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

Laura Victoria Albert is the author of writings that include works credited to the fictional teenage persona of JT LeRoy, a long running literary hoax in which LeRoy was presented to the public and publishers as a gender variant, sexually questioning, abused, former homeless drug addict and male prostitute Albert described LeRoy as an avatar rather than a hoax, and claimed that she was able t

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things
  • J.T. LeRoy
  • 15 August 2018
  • 9780062641274

10 thoughts on “The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

  1. says:

    Know what Fuck that This is better because JT Leroy was a hoax When you look at the way that honest, caring, media appropriately framed stories of trans people look in this society, you throw up Uh I throw up Maybe you are super into it I can t think of a trans author okay, one who s not Jan Morris who s writing fiction that really pokes me in the eye Or memoir, actually I haven t read T Cooper yet though, so maybe T Cooper I d much rather read JT Leroy than Jennifer Finney Boylan I d much rather watch Hedwig than, what, Transamerica It s just that, often, when people write about trans stuff without the preciousness that comes with trying to get everything right Like, Bohjalian s Trans Sister Radio Pssh There was nothing really WRONG with that book except that it was boring and handled the drama of being trans in such a fuckin Lifetime movie way JT Leroy, man, both this one and Sarah, whatsername got a lot of things right I think she got them right because she was writing abou...

  2. says:

    The Correspondents 2Dear MJ Paul,Hey man, thanks for writing to me You can tell I m an American since I start my letters with hey man which all Americans use in their formal correspondence to denote their Yankeeism ha ha ha pulling yer leg man I love that you love me Thank you for reading my little bookies I wrote them on napkins and on the floor But look, Paul I think you re a mixed up kid I think you need guidance Don t be writing that metafiction shit man That stuff was old hat in the eighties Imagine what it is now It s a decaying chapeau It s a mouldy bowler, man Stop it I don t read modern stuff since I once read a Paul Auster novel and thought what the hell is this man, is the dude on artichokes and cough syrup or something what the fiddle If you were here, I d teach you all the things you need to know about the piddle widdle and the prostate So get on a plane I live in Brooklyn, which being a Scot you will know is one street somewhere at the bottom of New York, near the scuzzy bit where the blacks live but sort of near the posh bit where the yuppie hipsters live We all consume Ritz crackers and Chablis In the meantime, I have attached a scan of my le...

  3. says:

    It s not the heart that is deceitful above all things, but this author But she fooled a whole lot of stupid hipsters and assorted douche bag celebrities so that makes her ok by me.

  4. says:

    long the following biases are worth accounting for before i get into the review proper which covers my response to both sarah and the heart is deceitful 1 i read sarah and the heart is deceitful well after the whole leroy unveiling which i followed with intense interest, so i knew a lot of the details beforehand , and in the context of working on a paper that read leroy into a broader history of literary deceptions hoaxes imposters, so i definitely approached the books with a certain set of assumptions as a reader and as a critic i m also, as this review will make clear, infinitely interested in the jt leroy laura albert narrative than in the actual books 2 back when leroy still ostensibly existed, i had no interest in reading the books for several reasons a a general sense of unease with the whole graphic autobiographical accounts of child abuse subgenre which applies to memoirs, but the extent to which the leroy books were, in spite of being fiction, held up as reflective of the author s life, positions th...

  5. says:

    DNFHonestly, I hard skimmed the last 60 pages disregarding the seven additional stories not included in the original publication text.It s not solely due to the fact that the subject matter is truly vile, and at the same time leaving me numb I ve been so desensitized by the worst of the worst films and literature to be affected any so this book is just not written well The abuse is exploitative and repetitive in its savagery It s an unrelenting Hell for Jeremiah, but one that feels forced for the sake of being ruthlessly edgy on the author s part.This book is, as others have expressed, poverty porn Sarah is the white trash villainess to little Jeremiah s victim Again and again, we are hammered over the head with Sarah being a horrible mother and Jeremiah paying for it in the most violent of ways But that s it I never saw any much of an in between for their roles It was always Sarah being a terrible person, and Jeremiah suffering because of it It felt too much, again, like a contrived effort at keeping the story despicable than the next and I can almost imagine this book becoming a talking point for many Brooklynite Hipsters I just read the craziest book It s pretty hard to get through you should try The reason I picked this up was because I heard abou...

  6. says:

    Beautifully written, tightly structured transgressive picaresque road novel that was wrongfully co opted into a self helpy child abuse expose memoir It s affecting and sad but, let s face it, this has in common with those Richard Kern Lydia Lunch shorts of the 80 s, The Right Side of My Brain and particularly Fingered, than it does A Child Called It a trashy nihilistic punk quality that Asia Argento capitalized on in her brilliant, woefully underrated movie adaptation of it Sarah is one of the great villains antiheroes of 00 s literature This was unanimously, deservedly acclaimed before the authorship scandal broke and then the consensus was immediately changed to ZERO STARS IT S FAKE AND I FEEL CHEATED It s self evident that this is fiction GOOD fiction Final chapter is a nice nasty li...

  7. says:

    I enjoyed it.I first read this book in eighth grade age 14 or so , and took it in simply as a work of fiction as that is how the copy I had rented from the library was marked I didn t know, nor did do I care, that JT Leroy was not a real person I still loved the book in all its scandal and insensitivity I enjoyed reading about a sad and difficult childhood while I myself was going through difficult times I found it very enjoyable in general, although I am one who tends to lean towards controversial reads at times One of my favorite things about reading is witnessing so many different styles of writing This particular style I found to be very engaging and entertaining I ve since read it again, and I don t regret purchasing my own copy I ve lent it out so many times, and have had people ask for it again because they also liked it The book really just follow...

  8. says:

    I didn t really care about the whole drama surrounding JT Leroy when I read this, about whether he really existed or was a made up character which it now turns out he was in turn writing works of fiction based on a life which is also a work of fiction I still don t care that JT didn t actually exist it doesn t take away from the writing or the story in my eyes Perhaps it displays even storytelling talent on the author s part I found The Heart to be realistic than Sarah was, there was no away with the fairies stuff, apart from incidents which you are made aware are the delusions of the characters rather than something the reader has to suspend belief in I liked the way it kind of jumped about in places, and you had to keep reading for it all to make sense I do enjoy stories like that, which reward you for reading on and putting some thought into the words as you take them in And again, as in Sarah , its written perfectly from the point of...

  9. says:

    The title comes from a bible passage, actually It s from the book of Jeremiah also the name of the book s protagonist and goes The heart is deceitful above all things and it is exceedingly corrupt Who can know it I don t even need to say how effective this is in the book The book reads in a bit of a choppy sequence, though the small print on the cover which says stories is a little bit misleading All the chapters add up to one big story about a kid, Jeremiah, whose mother broke from her extremely religious household after the birth of Jeremiah when she was fourteen The story circles around Jeremiah and his travels with his mother, Sarah, who descended from her father s good grace before becoming pregnant and is now a drug using truck stop prostitute I watched the movie before I read the book, which I kind of regret I usually don t do that, but the movie was quite good and very close to the book The book, though, captured the rawness and the confusion of the protagonist muc...

  10. says:

    mostly sensationalist blather years ago, some of my upper middle class pals who couldn t even stomach dorothy allison all held this book in such high esteem as some tome of truth i wasn t surprised as i read it that the grim allegedly raw story telling felt manufactured as manufactured and fun as watching the depictions of poor or trashy people fighting it out on the stages of maury povich or jerry springer often than not leroy altert employs caricatures to characters sickened but not surprised, mediocre folks are always co opting other cultures in order to edge themselves up, make their middle of the road hip suddenly middle and upper class people co opt style and iconography from working class poor folks all the time in order to up their realness these books though interesting in terms of the backstory regarding laura albert i can appreciate when a writer can mine their pain or history for stories be it non fi...

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