*CNN weekend anchor and Emmy winning journalist Don Lemon turned heads when he revealed last year that like thousands of other men and women, he encountered sexual abuse as a child.

The 44-year-old is now ready to tell the full story in his memoir titled “Transparent.” In the book, he unveils the thoughts and obstacles he’s encountered because of his dark past and even racism in the present.

“To me Don Lemon has written one of the most courageously and shockingly honest memoirs ever,” Dr. Farrah Gray, the book’s publisher, told BlackVoices.com. “His heartfelt candor makes this book like no other. Transparent is a searingly candid memoir that celebrates the virtues of hard work, perseverance and determination, readers will view daily life in a new light that enables them to overcome any obstacle with no fear.”

Lemon takes his compelling thoughts and experiences and puts them on display. He has also been named one of the most influential Blacks in America today by Ebony Magazine.