There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir

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In his exceptionally honest memoir, Casey Gerald reflects on family, faith, and success. Growing up in an impoverished suburb of Dallas, Texas, Gerald dreamed of a place to call home, becoming a star on his school’s football team, and finding a boy to love. Having been raised in the church, Gerald battled his homosexuality, fearing his decisions would lead him to eternal damnation. Further concerning young Gerald was his unstable home life; his mother abandoned him and his older sister when he was only twelve, and his father succumbed to drugs and spent time in prison, leaving Gerald to his own devices. Refusing to allow these hurdles to keep him down, Gerald focused intently on his studies as well as his football career, finding success in both. He became a valuable football player on his high school team and, defying all odds, continued to play in college for Yale University. Though he felt out of place at Yale, his connections there brought about more notable opportunities.

Gerald’s easy, laid-back style of writing is refreshingly genuine. Somehow he tells his remarkable life story without a hint of narcissism; in fact, much of his book is rather self-deprecating, almost too much so. Though his story is truly one-of-a-kind, Gerald reveals moments of heartbreak, triumph, and doubt in a beautifully relatable way. Thoughtful and smart, There Will Be No Miracles Here is an inspiration.


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Author Casey Gerald
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Riverhead Books
Publish Date 2018-02-10
ISBN 9781368020503
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Issue April 2019
Category Biographies & Memoirs
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