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 - Crochet Buddies - Goodreads
I have somewhat mixed feelings about this book. Not being gay myself, I have limited ability to empathize, but his prolonged pain, being in the closet, especially since all along people fairly close ... Read full review
Review: Becoming a Man: Half a Life StoryUser Review - Carolyn Burhart - Goodreads
picked this book up today at the library for $1.00. . . (feels like a steal; so interesting! !) Read full review