The Velveteen Father: An Unexpected Journey to Parenthood

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Ballantine Books, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 242 pages
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Being a parent was not a high priority--or even much of a likelihood--for acclaimed journalist and novelist Jesse Green. Yet when Green, at the age of thirty-seven, fell in love with a man who had recently adopted a baby boy, fatherhood suddenly fell into his lap. ... Green recounts the unexpected journey he and his partner traveled together on the road to parenthood.-Book cover.

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THE VELVETEEN FATHER: An Unexpected Journey to Parenthood

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A gay father's memoir, stranger and more powerful reading than the author's fictional work. The remarkable contents here suggest years of artistic and personal growth. Green—an award-winning ... Read full review

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Jesse Green is a much-anthologized, award-winning journalist and a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine; his articles have also appeared in The New Yorker, New York, The Washington Post, Premiere, GQ, Philadelphia, Mirabella, and Out. His novel, O Beautiful, was called "one of the best first novels of the year" by Entertainment Weekly. He lives in New York City.


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