(Download) [Boys Like Us] AUTHOR Patrick Merla
Patrick Merla ß 9 SUMMARYOries are very well written while with others I lost patience with the writing and skipped over them Taken together though it s a solid collection This is an anthology of 29 essays about coming out experiences of male authors going back to their boyhoods I d say about half the stories are memorable and affecting The others bog down to greater or lesser degree as the authors get too philosophical about their encounters The best pieces tell the experience in simple narrative form However one wonders how an author can recall specific dialogue years he has passed beyond youth Either they made journal notes or else has passed beyond youth Either they made journal notes or else have embellished their memories by imagining what they once said and what people said to them It would be interesting to compile a similar collection from today s younger writers It might help s learn whether coming out hopefully has become easier in the past 10 years or so I would recommend this book primarily to teens or 20 somethings trying to get a grasp on what gay life was like pre. D in one notable instance to a stockbroker Men tell of their first sexual encounters from their preteens to their thirties with childhood friends who rejected or tenderly embraced them with professors with neighbors with a Broadway star These are poignant sometimes nexpectedly funny tales of romance and heartbreak repression and. ,
Stories from a lot of different generations and viewpoints add real texture "To This Book This "this book This changed my life as of 31916 somewhere between 10 am and noon An incredible book that details many dimensions of coming out from the perspectives across time of men from various backgrounds While it has a specific personal meaning to me I think that readers who share history with coming out or want to nderstand the process while reading moving passionate and often erotic accounts of coming out would enjoy the read A pretty good collection of stories This isn t a cross section of gay writers most are white most from the generation that came of age just before the AIDS crisis hit and most seemed to have lived in New York City but the stories together paint an interesting and textured portrait of what was like for many young gay men in the 70s and 80s or thereabouts and as someone born in 1983 I still found a good deal that I could relate to in my own experiences coming of age a generation later Some of the st. In stunning essays written especially for this collection twenty nine noted gay writers recount their
true coming out stories intensely personal histories of that primal process by which men come to terms withcoming out stories intensely personal histories of
that primal process by which men come to terms with desire for other men Here are accounts of revealing one's sexualprimal process by which men come to terms with desire for other men Here are accounts of revealing one's sexual to parents siblings friends co workers an.
Stonewall The honesty is great there are so many
stories about sex and attraction during puberty whichabout sex and attraction during puberty which really demystifies childhood innocence But then there is a big bag sexual frustration or repression And in many stories out of that hard soil gay love emerges The chronological order by year of coming out also tracks some development in perceptions of homosexuality from the 1950 through the 1990s Well written and very illuminating anecdotes about coming outThe most intriguing stories were He s One Too by Allan Gurganus and Money Talks by David Drake Guganus story is about himself as a boy who is attracted to one of his father s friends named Dan and how this attraction becomes his first realization of his homosexuality It is written with nostalgiac longing demonstrating how this fascination develops into Dan becoming an ideal figure of beauty for himDrake s story highlight the aspect of the difficulty of coming out all the time in which he humorously describes coming out to his hired investment banker. Liberation rape and first love defining moments that shaped their authors' lives Arranged chronologically from Manhattan in the Forties toreally demystifies childhood innocence but then there isdemystifies childhood innocence But then there is big bag
San Francisco in the Nineties these essays ltimately form a documentary of changing social and sexual s in the United StatesFrancisco in the Nineties these essays ltimately form a documentary of changing social and sexual s in the United States literary biographical sociological and historical tour de force.