EPUB Boys Like Us

Boys Like Us

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Ories are very well written while with others I lost patience with the writing and skipped over them Taken together though it s a solid collection 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 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 ecall 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 they once said and people said to them It would be interesting to compile a similar collection from It would be interesting to compile a similar collection from s younger writers It might help us learn whether coming out hopefully has become easier in the past 10 years or so I would ecommend this book primarily to teens or 20 somethings trying to get a grasp on what gay life was like pre. 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 #or tenderly embraced them with professors with neighbors with a Broadway star These are poignant sometimes unexpectedly funny of omance and heartbreak epression and. Stories from a lot of different generations and viewpoints add eal texture to this book This book changed my life as of and viewpoints add eal texture to this book This book changed my life as of somewhere between 10 am and noon An incredible book that details many dimensions of coming out from the perspectives across time of men from various backgrounds While it has a specific personal meaning to me I think that Münchhausen's Pigtail, or Psychotherapy Reality readers who share history with coming out or want to understand the process whileeading moving passionate and often erotic accounts of coming out would enjoy the ead A pretty good collection of stories This isn t a cross section of gay writers most are white most from the generation that came of age just before the AIDS crisis hit and most seemed to have lived in New York City but the stories together paint an interesting and textured portrait of what was like 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 elate to in my own experiences coming of age a generation later Some of the st. In stunning essays written especially for this collection twenty nine noted gay writers The Pink Pearl 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 ofevealing one's sexual identity to parents siblings friends co workers an. ,
Stonewall The honesty is great there are so many stories about sex and attraction during puberty which eally demystifies childhood innocence But then there is a big bag of sexual frustration or epression And in many stories out of that hard soil gay 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 one of his father s friends named Dan how this attraction becomes #His First Realization Of His Homosexuality It #first ealization of his homosexuality It written with nostalgiac longing 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 hired investment banker. Liberation ape and first love defining moments that shaped their authors' lives 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 literary biographical sociological and historical tour de force.
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