Boy Erased Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Boy Erased


  • Author : Garrard Conley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-05-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698155558

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Boy Erased Book Description :

The New York Times bestselling memoir about identity, love and understanding. Now a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Lucas Hedges, directed by Joel Edgerton. "Every sentence of the story will stir your soul" (O Magazine). The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality. When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to “cure” him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life. Through an institutionalized Twelve-Step Program heavy on Bible study, he was supposed to emerge heterosexual, ex-gay, cleansed of impure urges and stronger in his faith in God for his brush with sin. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness. By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heart-breaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds.

Boy Erased Book
Score: 4
From 51 Ratings

Boy Erased


  • Author : Garrard Conley
  • Publisher : William Collins
  • Release Date : 2019-01-24
  • Genre: Ex-gay movement
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0008294909

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Boy Erased Book Description :

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING LUCAS HEDGES, RUSSELL CROWE AND NICOLE KIDMAN, AND WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JOEL EDGERTON 'A necessary, beautiful book' Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You'A brilliant memoir' GuardianThe son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality. When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to "cure" him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life. Through an institutionalised Twelve-Step Program heavy on Bible study, he was supposed to emerge heterosexual, ex-gay, cleansed of impure urges and stronger in his faith in God for his brush with sin. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness. By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heartbreaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds.

Boy Erased Book
Score: 4
From 51 Ratings

Boy Erased


  • Author : Garrard Conley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735213463

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Boy Erased Book Description :

As a young mand Gerrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality, growing up the son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas.

Boy Erased Book

Boy Erased


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  • Release Date : 2019
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  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1137492898

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Boy Erased Book Description :

Boy Erased  A Memoir of Identity  Faith and Family Book

Boy Erased A Memoir of Identity Faith and Family


  • Author : Garrard Conley
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2018-06-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780008276997

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Boy Erased A Memoir of Identity Faith and Family Book Description :

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING LUCAS HEDGES, RUSSELL CROWE AND NICOLE KIDMAN, AND WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JOEL EDGERTON ‘A necessary, beautiful book’ Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You ‘A brilliant memoir’ Guardian

The Inheritance of Shame Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Inheritance of Shame


  • Author : Peter Gajdics
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Release Date : 2017-04-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781941932094

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The Inheritance of Shame Book Description :

Read the book that's getting conversion therapy banned in Canada Winner of the Independent Book Publisher Award, Finalist for the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction and the Saints and Sinners Emerging Writer Award. "Unforgettable... This book is appallingly appropriate in these times." — FOREWORD REVIEWS This resonant and acclaimed memoir recounts the six years that the author spent in a bizarre form of conversion therapy that attempted to "cure" him of his homosexuality, and the inspiring story of how he cast out shame and reclaimed his life. Kept with other patients in a cult-like home in British Columbia, Canada, Peter Gajdics was under the authority of a dominating, rogue psychiatrist who controlled his patients, in part, by creating and exploiting a false sense of family. Juxtaposed against his parents' tormented past–his mother's incarceration and escape from a communist concentration camp in post-World War II Yugoslavia, and his father's upbringing as an orphan in war-torn Hungary, The Inheritance of Shame explores the universal themes of childhood trauma, oppression, and intergenerational pain. “DEEPLY MOVING." — THE ADVOCATE “RAW AND UNFLINCHING" — KIRKUS REVIEWS “A HERO’S JOURNEY IN WHICH ANY READER, GAY OR STRAIGHT, CAN FIND INSPIRATION.” — LAMBDA LITERARY FOUNDATION All over the United States and Canada, districts, cities and states are banning conversion, ex-gay and reparative therapies. A powerful example of "healing through memoir," this book offers the most complete and compelling reason for those bans to date. A groundbreaking memoir, The Inheritance of Shame offers insights into overcoming all kinds of shame, especially that which has trickled down from previous generations, and into the complicated but all-too-worthwhile process of forgiveness.

Bobcat and Other Stories Book
Score: 4
From 38 Ratings

Bobcat and Other Stories


  • Author : Rebecca Lee
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2012-08-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143186489

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Bobcat and Other Stories Book Description :

At turns heartbreaking and wise, tender and wry, Bobcat and Other Stories establishes Rebecca Lee as one of the most powerful and original voices in Canadian literature. A university student on her summer abroad is offered the unusual task of arranging a friend's marriage. Secret infidelities and one guest's dubious bobcat-related injury propel a Manhattan dinner party to its unexpected conclusion. Students at an elite architecture retreat seek the wisdom of their revered mentor but end up learning more about themselves and one another than about their shared craft. In these acutely observed and scaldingly honest stories Lee gives us characters who are complex and flawed, cracking open their fragile beliefs and exposing the paradoxes that lie within their romantic and intellectual pursuits. Whether they're in the countryside of the American Midwest, on a dusty prairie road in Saskatchewan, or among the skyscrapers and voluptuous hills of Hong Kong, the terrain is never as difficult to navigate as their own histories and desires.

The Day I Was Erased Book

The Day I Was Erased


  • Author : Lisa Thompson
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338589573

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The Day I Was Erased Book Description :

"Sometimes I think everyone would be better off if I'd never existed in the first place." Nothing's going right for Maxwell Beckett. He's being blamed for his best friend's bloody nose -- it was an accident! -- his parents can't stop shouting at each other, and he just broke his neighbor's bright pink flamingo lawn ornament. So when Maxwell turns off the power in his school during a giant fundraiser, it's the last straw. He's sure that now the whole town hates him. Maxwell is sick and tired of getting things wrong. He wishes he had never been born. And then... his wish comes true. He's been erased. Though Maxwell can walk through the world, nobody recognizes him. Even his own parents don't know him! Every impact he's ever had on his town is gone. But the world might not actually be a better place without Maxwell in it. Can he find a way back in, or is it too late? With echoes of It's a Wonderful Life, this is a humorous and poignant book about the positive impact each of us has on our community and on the people who love us.

Washed and Waiting Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Washed and Waiting


  • Author : Wesley Hill
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310330035

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Washed and Waiting Book Description :

In Washed and Waiting, Wesley Hill writes for gay Christians and those who love them. Part-memoir, part theological reflection, Hill shares the struggles that gay Christians face as they seek to live faithful to God's “no” to homosexuality.

Lie With Me Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Lie With Me


  • Author : Philippe Besson
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501197871

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Lie With Me Book Description :

The award-winning, bestselling French novel by Philippe Besson—“the French Brokeback Mountain” (Elle)—about an affair between two teenage boys in 1984 France, translated with subtle beauty and haunting lyricism by the iconic and internationally acclaimed actress/writer Molly Ringwald. We drive at high speed along back roads, through woods, vineyards, and oat fields. The bike smells like gasoline and makes a lot of noise, and sometimes I’m frightened when the wheels slip on the gravel on the dirt road, but the only thing that matters is that I’m holding on to him, that I’m holding on to him outside. Just outside a hotel in Bordeaux, Philippe chances upon a young man who bears a striking resemblance to his first love. What follows is a look back at the relationship he’s never forgotten, a hidden affair with a gorgeous boy named Thomas during their last year of high school. Without ever acknowledging they know each other in the halls, they steal time to meet in secret, carrying on a passionate, world-altering affair. Dazzlingly rendered in English by Ringwald in her first-ever translation, Besson’s powerfully moving coming-of-age story captures the eroticism and tenderness of first love—and the heartbreaking passage of time.