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So I would recommend this book primarily to teens or 20 "somethings trying to get a grasp on what gay ife was ike pre Stonewall I m rating this one really high " trying to get a grasp on what gay ife was Dogs Behaving Badly like pre Stonewall I m rating this one really high solely on how much Iiked it back in 1997 when I was 17 and my mom bought it for a friend of mine whose mother wouldn t buy it for him It was my first introduction to any sort of First Year Teacher: Wit and Wisdom from Teachers Who'€ve Been There lgbt writing besides outthe advocate I ended up making my mom buy a copy for me as well I haven t read it since high school though so I have no clue how much I dike it now as an adult but I still think it deserves 5 stars just because it was kinda ife changing Stories from a ot of different generations and viewpoints add real texture to this book An important early anthology of coming out stories The book contains a rare and important short story by Essex Hemphill A pretty good collection of stories This isn t a cross section of gay writers most are white most from the section of gay writers most are white most from the that came of age just before the AIDS crisis hit and most seemed to have ived In New York City New York City the stories together paint an interesting and textured portrait of what was ike for many young gay men in the 70s and 80s or thereabouts and as someone born in 1983 I still found a good deal that I could relate to in my own experiences coming of age a generation ater Some of the stories are very well written while with others I ost patience with the writing and skipped over them Taken together though it s a solid collection This book is excellent I absolutely Mindful Living with Aspergers Syndrome loved it It is a wonderful collection of essays by various writers on what coming out meant to them The essays take place from theate forties through the nineties which is so interesting because so much changed in all that time I highly recommend this book. Liberation rape and first ove defining moments that shaped their authors' ives Arranged chronologically from Manhattan in the Forties to San Francisco in the Nineties these essays ultimately form a documentary of changing social and sexual s in the United States a iterary biographical sociological and historical tour de force. ,


Reading not this book but stopped reading novels altogether I miss escaping into a story and am now making sure that I slow down and read As I took so ong to get back to this book my thoughts are soft on the first half of the book and strong on the ast halfPublished 20 years ago reading even the most the first half of the book and strong on the ast halfPublished 20 years ago reading even the most stories is still a time that has passed The idea of coming out is thankfully becoming a task of the past Boys and girls are just themselves gay or straight I know this is definitely not the case for all and coming know this is definitely not the case for all and coming is still a powerful experienceThese book contains well written exceptional stories in all varieties of experiences around that brutal uplifting and redeeming task of coming out There really is all kind of settings and undertakings by the writers in their uest to ive their most honest ives whether honest with themselves overs or family The revelations put forth in this tome are stark and not always easy to process but I take them as the true sharings of talented storytellers This is an anthology of 29 essays about coming out experiences of male authors going back to their boyhoods I d say about half the stories are memorable and affecting The others bog down to greater or Every Drop for Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water lesser degree as the authors get too philosophical about their encounters The best pieces tell the experience in simple narrative form However one wonders how an author can recall specific dialogue years after he has passed beyond youth Either they made journal notes or else they have embellished their memories by imagining what they once said and what people said to them It would be interesting to compile a similar collection from today s younger writers It might help usearn whether coming out hopefully has become easier in the past 10 years or. D in one notable instance to a stockbroker Men tell of their first sexual encounters from their preteens to their thirties with childhood friends who rejected or tenderly embraced them with professors with neighbors with a Broadway star These are poignant sometimes unexpectedly funny tales of romance and heartbreak repression and.

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The honesty is great there are so many stories about sex "and attraction during puberty which really demystifies childhood innocence But then " attraction during puberty which really demystifies childhood innocence But then is a big bag of sexual frustration or repression And in many stories out of that hard soil gay Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus love emerges The chronological order by year of coming out also tracks some development in perceptions of homosexuality from the 1950 through the 1990s Well written and very illuminating anecdotes about coming outThe most intriguing stories were He s One Too by Allan Gurganus and Money Talks by David Drake Guganus story is about himself as a boy who is attracted to one of his father s friends named Dan and how this attraction becomes his first realization of his homosexuality It is written with nostalgiaconging demonstrating how this fascination develops into Dan becoming an ideal figure of beauty for himDrake s story highlight the aspect of the difficulty of coming out all the time in which he humorously describes coming out to his
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investment banker This is an collection of gay male authors telling their coming out stories or their first experiences of sexuality There is the occaisonal dull story but on the whole this is an excellent group of writers Because these are short stories you have the conven This book changed my ife as of 31916 somewhere between 10 am and noon An incredible book that details many dimensions of coming out from the perspectives across time of noon An incredible book that details many dimensions of coming out from the perspectives across time of from various backgrounds While it has a specific personal meaning to me I think that readers who share history with coming out or want to understand the process while reading moving passionate and often erotic accounts of coming out would enjoy the read I started reading this book three years ago I kind of stopped. In stunning essays written especially for this collection twenty nine noted gay writers recount their true coming out stories intensely personal histories of that primal process by which men come to terms with their desire for other men Here are accounts of revealing one's sexual identity to parents siblings friends co workers an. Boys Like Us