From Black Voices — Last year, CNN news anchor Don Lemonmade headlines when he revealed to the world that he, like countless men and women, endured childhood sexual abuse.
Now, the 44-year-old multiple Emmy-winning journalist has penned a poignant memoir, aptly titled ‘Transparent,’ which candidly details the painful abuse he endured in childhood.
Scheduled for release in June via Farrah Gray Publishing, ‘Transparent’ explores the long-lasting trauma abused children experience — from feeling “different” from other children to self-isolation to the impact that abuse has on relationships. Lemon speaks to all this as well as the colorism and racism that he has experienced.
Through compelling narrative, Lemon digs deep to expose his painful past and explains how those early experiences shaped the man he is today — one of the most prominent African American men in television news.
To me, Don Lemon has written one of the most courageously and shockingly honest memoirs ever,” Dr. Farrah Gray, the book’s publisher, told BlackVoices.com today. “His heartfelt candor makes this book like no other. ‘Transparent’ is a searingly candid memoir that celebrates the virtues of hard work, perseverance and determination. Readers will view daily life in a new light that enables them to overcome any obstacle with no fear.”