Kirk Read





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Kirk Read is a writer, performer and event-maker who lives and works in San Francisco’s Mission district. He tours the United States as an author and solo performer.

He is the author of “How I Learned to Snap,” a memoir about being openly gay in a small Virginia high school. The book has been translated into German and was named an American Library Association Honor Book. His writing has been published in over 150 newspapers and magazines, as well as several dozen book anthologies.

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“If God had to go to such lengths to invite people to his birthday party, I reasoned, He probably wasn't serving very good cake.”
Kirk Read, How I Learned to Snap: A Small Town Coming-Out and Coming-of-Age Story

“Every shove, every epithet, every time I was too scared to walk down a certain hallway. Every time I got threatened. Every time I didn't report it. Every time I got called sissy or faggot or homo. Every time I sat in class waiting for a teacher to mention gay people. Every time they didn't. Every long walk to the cafeteria. Every time I stopped breathing in the locker room while I stripped to my underwear. Every time I saw a girl wearing her boyfriend's class ring, knowing Walker could go to jail because of me. Every time I burped up acid because my stomach was churning so hard. Every second I spent assessing how I dressed, how I walked, whether I lisped. Every hour I spent writing the things I couldn't say out loud. Every time I shared those words with other people.”
Kirk Read, How I Learned to Snap: A Small Town Coming-Out and Coming-of-Age Story

“Boys love hitting each other in the face. I guess it's the next best thing to a kiss.”
Kirk Read, How I Learned to Snap: A Small Town Coming-Out and Coming-of-Age Story

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