About the Book
From the author of Identity Thief and The Wright Way, Carlos Lerma offers deep, thoughtful poems as well as letters written for people who will never write back, paired with five uncomfortably honest stories from Carlos' life.
In this visually exciting installment of poems and illustrations from the mind of Carlos, Underdog Days takes you on a journey of finding yourself and accepting everyone's imperfections and personal mistakes along the way. Between poems and illustrations, the topics of false friendships, fury, mental health, discovery, friendships, love, and more are talked about. This new collection speaks to the indescribable feelings of displacement and longing for company. Carlos brings his contemporary insights and powerful honesty to bear on topics many are too scared to talk about.
Carlos Lerma (born June 12, 2003) is a Mexican multi-hyphenate writer, director, and producer. Born in Monterrey, Mexico, but currently residing in Chicago, IL, he is best known for his festival-acclaimed original films, which include "Wish We Never Met" (2022), "Sunflower's Friend" (2022), and "Faraway Fiesta" (2023). Lerma has also adapted some of his publications for the screen, such as "The Wright Choice" (2022). Additionally, he has published illustrated poetry books, including "Underdog Days" (2022), which is an English translation of one of his Spanish best-selling books.