From Black Voices

Last year, CNN news anchor Don Lemon made 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.