Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story
A child of the 1950s from a small New England town, "perfect Paul" earns straight A's and shines in social and literary pursuits, all the while keeping a secret -- from himself and the rest of the world. Struggling to be, or at least to imitate, a straight man, through Ivy League halls of privilege and bohemian travels abroad, loveless intimacy and unrequited passion, Paul Monette was haunted, and finally saved, by a dream of "the thing I'd never even seen: two men in love and laughing."
Searingly honest, witty, and humane, Becoming a Man is the definitive coming-out story in the classic coming-of-age genre.
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Review: Becoming a Man: Half a Life StoryUser Review - multitaskingmomma - Goodreads
Original Blog Post: http://headouttheoven.blogspot.com/20... There is something about reading memoirs that hits me at a very personal level. There is a different tone set to the writing, no matter ... Read full review
Review: Becoming a Man: Half a Life StoryUser Review - Pam Thomas - Goodreads
Being in the closed as the author puts it, who experiences self hatred and internal exile, living a lie since being a youngster for fear of reprisal from family and peers, so having to live as a ... Read full review