Becoming a man [electronic resource] : Half a Life Story. Paul Monette.
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- ISBN: 9781480473867 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: New York : Open Road Media, 2014.
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Paul Monette's National Book Award–winning memoir hailed as a classic coming-out storyPaul Monette grew up all-American, Catholic, overachieving . . . and closeted. As a child of the 1950s, a time when a kid suspected of being a "homo" would routinely be beaten up, Monette kept his secret throughout his adolescence. He wrestled with his sexuality for the first thirty years of his life, priding himself on his ability to "pass" for straight. The story of his journey to adulthood and to self-acceptance with grace and honesty, this intimate portrait of a young man's struggle with his own desires is witty, humorous, and deeply felt.Before his death of complications from AIDS in 1995, Monette was an outspoken activist crusading for gay rights. Becoming a Man shows his courageous path to stand up for his own right to love and be loved.
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