Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story by Paul Monette Paperback Book


Rent Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story

Author: Paul Monette

Format: Quality Paperback

Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics

Published: Jun 2004

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Specific Groups - Male Gay Studies

Retail Price: $14.99

Pages: 304


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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