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There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  94 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
The testament of a boy and a generation who came of age as the world came apart--a generation searching for a new way to live.

Casey Gerald comes to our fractured times as a uniquely visionary witness whose life has spanned seemingly unbridgeable divides. His story begins at the end of the world: Dallas, New Year's Eve 1999, when he gathers with the congregation of his gran
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published October 2nd 2018 by Riverhead Books
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Tina Panik
Unlike any book, or any memoir, I have ever read. Casey’s honesty is equal parts shame and pride, brains and ignorance, hope and despair. His story is still unfolding, and I’ll be first in line for a follow up volume...

This was an ARC from Book Expo NYC, where I saw Casey speak at a dinner that left everyone in tears.
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read a lot of memoirs. I love memoirs. This is one of the best I've ever read. It's so beautifully written, so honest, and so timely. The perfect trifecta of a memoir.
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was asked to read this ARC/memoir for an honest review. It is already receiving notable buzz from many reliable, reputable sources - Lissa Muscatine (One of the owners of Politics & Prose) and Colm Toibin (Author) to name two. And, the true life story of Casey Gerald's rise from "rags to riches" is truly astonishing in the way only true stories can be.

The book begins at a religious revival with 12 year old Casey discovering doubt for the first time in his life. He grew up in Texas with a
Germaine Irwin
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I think this is a fabulous book, a life so far lead with no shortage of problems, naïveté, desire, strength, foolishness, and enlightenment- just like many of us and also very different from many of us. He shows us his path without judgements (except for himself) and thus shows us a way to relate experiences while also opening our eyes to other truths.
Cherise Wolas
An interesting memoir. A coming of age tale, of a young queer black boy. Rags to riches. From the other side of the river in Dallas in 1999, in a family of preachers, with a father who was a star football player, and then became a drug addict, a bipolar mother who disappears, a boy who finds himself at Yale, etc. There is fury and poetry in some of the prose that makes it shimmer.
Bookreporter.com Biography & Memoir
Casey Gerald, the author of this magical mystical tour, is a Yale grad, football star and business maven who was raised in poverty. In his 30s, he is still defining himself by a standard that includes equal parts angst, irony and glimmers of hope.

Casey’s father was a football star back in the day when black college players were a rarity. He was also absent for much of his son’s adolescence, reappearing as a reformed addict whose redemption was sufficient to earn him a role as an evangelical prea
Tikyna Dandridge
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve read the physical book twice and listened to audiobook once, so I offer advice to the “casual reader.” First, just brace yourself and be comfortable sitting in paradox. This is not the glorified story of Casey Gerald’s “brand.” Casey chose to write about another trajectory and I’m so happy because I did not want another, “started from the bottom, now I’m here memoir.” Now that I’m done, I celebrate Casey’s human-ness before any of his accomplishments.

I’ve been familiar with Mr. Gerald’s “a
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
From his childhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, then to Yale, Harvard Business School, and Wall Street, Casey Gerald moved from one hard won opportunity to another, striving to excel but experiencing dissatisfaction with the guises he wore to be what others expected of him.

I found Casey’s story riveting and his writing absolutely beautiful. Though at times his despair was devastating he shares it with honesty and often humor. The reader is left not knowing what comes next for Casey but eager to see whe
Oct 30, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: library, memoir
I tried to force myself through this book and succeeded through it for awhile. It might have a message somewhere in there about who Casey is/was and what he has learned. Obviously, he had an unsettled childhood from what I did read. I do not want to wade through the rest of the book to find out the moral of the story (if there is one) because of the coarseness of the narrative and language. It was interesting to hear the lingo of his world.
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, non-fiction, kindle
Probably more like 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because the writing is beautiful. The story is disjointed and I didn't care for how he chose to wrap up the book (kind of a cliffhanger - what is he doing now? What was he doing at publication time? It just drifts off!), but the storytelling is compelling. I'm eager to know more about his life, but I also recognize it's none of my damn business.
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I read a lot of memoirs but haven't read one like this often...maybe ever. The details of the journey aren't what makes this book so amazing but rather the raw feeling that comes through every word. Seriously, this memoir is poetry.
Emily Wilson
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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