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From Boys to Men: Gay Men Write about Growing Up


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ISBN13: 9780786716326
ISBN10: 0786716320
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More than an anthology of coming out stories, From Boys to Men is a stunning collection of essays about what it is like to be gay and young, to be different and be aware of that difference from the earliest of ages. In these memoirs, coming out is less important than coming of age and coming to the realization that young gay people experience the world in ways quite unlike straight boys. Whether it is a fascination with soap opera, an intense sensitivity to their own difference, or an obsession with a certain part of the male anatomy, gay kids — or kids who would eventually identify as gay — have an indefinable but unmistakable gay sensibility. Sometimes the result is funny, sometimes it is harrowing, and often it is deeply moving.

Essays by lauded young writers like Alex Chee (Edinburgh), Aaron Hamburger (Faith for Beginners), K. M. Soehnlein (The World of Normal Boys), Trebor Healy (Through It Came Bright Colors), Tom Dolby (The Trouble Boy), David Bahr, and Austin Bunn, are collected along with those by brilliant, newcomers such as Michael McAllister, Jason Tougaw, Viet Dinh, and the wildly popular blogger, Joe.My.God.

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Ted Gideonse, is a film critic for Maisonneuve and has written for Newsweek, Rolling Stone,, The Advocate, and Out. Rob Williams teaches English in San Diego, and his writing has appeared in M2M: New Literary Fiction, Fresh Men, I Do/I Dont, The Gay and Lesbian Times, and Maisonneuve.

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nlgmkh, January 29, 2007 (view all comments by nlgmkh)
I have to run out and buy it right away, but I know both the editors, and they are literate, deeply human, and funny. It should be good!

I also know that their readings have been well received in a few "gay" bookstores here and there.

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Williams, Robert
Carroll & Graf Publishers
Gideonse, Ted
Gideonse, Ted
Gay Studies
Gay men
Gay men's writings, American
Gay teenagers
Gay and Lesbian-General
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