Take This Man by Brando Skyhorse

Find in catalogBrando Skyhorse shares his cringe-filled story of being a child growing up in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles in the 80’s. Raised by an abusive mother and a rage filled grandmother, Brando shares his true story of lost identity. Father figures are brought into his life through magazine ads, while Brando’s mother maintains that his real father is a political prisoner from the American Indian Movement. She raises him as a “little Native warrior” complete with political rhetoric for anyone who questions his identity.

Take This Man offers a bold, vivid glimpse into the multi-faceted ways children in Los Angeles sought, and found, their identities in the 1980’s.


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