With illustrative precision and compelling imagination, F.E. Curtis, II brings to life the peril and promise of growing up as a Black male in America. With incredible ease, the tone and imagery of stories spanning three decades manifest itself in a way only thoughtful and unconventional poetry can. Curtis depicts the often unmentioned internal forces at odds in the mind while capturing the external systems attempting to eliminate his being. By using varied forms and styles of creative writing and poetry, the book moves effortlessly from loss of innocence to the haunting of suicide. I'm NOT Okay, Thanks for Asking is a unique, fresh and challenging expos on growing up as a Black man in America that you've never seen before -- and will never be able to forget.