Brandon has a unique gift in getting people to bare their souls to him. This book showcases that gift in elegant and charming ways. It gives you a glimpse into peoples' lives and hardships that are difficult for somebody privileged like me to even imagine. The bitter stories are powerful and moving, but equally as powerful are the ones that make you laugh out loud, and that have you celebrating a stranger's success and happiness.
One thing Brandon has done incredibly well, is show us that humans, regardless of their place of origin, weave complicated, harrowing, joyful, and beautiful lives.
It's a gorgeous book, and one that will improve any bookshelf or coffee table it sits on.