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ODDLY NORMAL: One Family's Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A family's memoir of raising a gay son.New York Times national correspondent Schwartz (Short: Walking Tall When You're Not Tall At All, 2010) enlightens readers on the difficulties he and his wife faced while trying to help their son, Joe, accept his homosexuality. From a very early age, Schwartz and his wife suspected Joe might be gay, noting some telltale signs: the desire to play with Barbie ... Read full review

Review: Oddly Normal: One Family's Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

A heartfelt memoir by the father of a gay teen, and an eyeopening story for families who hope to bring up welladjusted gay adults. Three years ago, John Schwartz, a national correspondent at The New York Times, got the call that every parent hopes never to receive: his 13yearold son, Joe, was in the hospital following a failed suicide attempt. After mustering the courage to come out to his ... Read full review

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