Willie Earl Porter, Jr.--better known as Will Porter--has constructed one of his finest portraits to date. A chronological portrait of himself and his experiences commissioned by society's dire need for honest introspection and self-defining text. Especially from a perspective that has been largely shushed, unappreciated and disregarded. That of the 'black' man. He tunnels twenty years into his rich past-- affording the reader a panoramic position of all the ills, insight and thrills that shaped his psyche-- only to return you back to his present-day, unscathed. Each detail shared that contributes to his molted memories is proof that shedding layers makes you light in more ways than one.