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Becoming A Man : Half a Life Story - Paul Monette

Becoming A Man

Half a Life Story

Paperback Published: 19th May 1994
ISBN: 9780349105499
Number Of Pages: 288

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He grew up in a small town in New England in the 1950's, watching lassie, going to church, getting straight A's at school, a scholar destined for success. But he already had a secret, and his public life with family and friends was already a constant round of ventriloquism as he played the joker and pretended to be the same as everyone else. For Paul Monette was gay.

BECOMING A MAN is about growing up gay, and about the tyranny and self denial of the closet - one man's struggle, for half his life, to come out. From the white-bread 1950's through the rebellious 1960's to the self-creating 1970's and beyond, it forms a passionately honest and unsparing account of the tortures of living a lie, a naked protrait of one man's fight for freedom in a time of ignorance and bigotry.

Industry Reviews

A profound tale, wrenching as it is life-affirming, poetic as it is uncompromisingly real. - VILLAGE VOICE

A daring and heartbreaking memoir. - BOSTON GLOBE

Affirmative and ultimately celebratory. - NEW YORK TIMES

Everyone can learn about courage and self-discovery from BECOMING A MAN. - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Searingly honest and lyrically beautiful...an unforgettable account of growing up gay in America. - Esquire

ISBN: 9780349105499
ISBN-10: 0349105499
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 19th May 1994
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.5  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1