How I Learned to Snap: A Small-Town Coming-Out and Coming-Of-Age Story

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Penguin, Jun 1, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
With bold Southern humor, journalist and performer Kirk Read takes readers on a guided tour of his precocious and courageous adolescence. Recalling his years as an openly gay high school student, Read describes how he navigated the hallways with his sense of humor and dignity intact. He fondly recalls his initiations into sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, as well as his "shy as neon" acts of rabble rousing during high school. How I Learned to Snap is a refreshingly victim-free story in which queer teenagers are creative, resilient, and ultimately heroic.

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User Review  - Kiddboyblue - LibraryThing

I first read this memoir back in 2004, right out of high school, and I remember thinking how much easier life would have been to have read this when I was dealing with coming out myself. Re-reading it ... Read full review

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User Review  - tmostman - LibraryThing

One of my favorite Queer YA books. It was, at times, too realistic for comfort, but that's what made the book. I loved Kirk and his honesty and he will make you laugh out loud at the most troubling ... Read full review


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Kirk Read is a nationally syndicated journalist and performer whose work has appeared in more than one hundred publications, including Out, Genre, and Christopher Street.

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