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The Day I Stopped Being Pretty

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  41 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The Day I Stopped Being Pretty , chronicles the life of a young, black gay male who awakes and finds himself in the emergency room after a failed suicide attempt. After regaining consciousness, he begins to reflect on the events of his life that led him to attempting to take his life. His story is told in gritty and raw flashback, focusing on the men who shaped him into t ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published October 16th 2007 by Strebor Books
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Evette Holloway
A very intimate memoir of a gay black man about his journey to ultimately love himself after being unloved by his father and many lovers throughout his life. The unabashed honesty and delivery of his story evoked insight in the life of homosexuality and the strong empathy of relating to also having had disaster relationships in search of wanting/needing to be loved to only finally realize that everyone needs to love him/her- self ultimately!! This universal revelation shared by all humans!
Jan 31, 2008 Tiffany rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: to anyone that feels as though they have to please everyone else and forget about their own feelings
Recommended to Tiffany by: fay harris
This book is to me very educational, what i mean by that is, that we all go through things in our lives trying to find out who we are. Even though I have not personally experienced any of the heartache that was mentioned in this book. I think it's wise to know that such pain and such people are out here in this world, And it kind of gives you this advantage of knowing to beware (straight or gay).
Jennifer Robinson
Feb 11, 2008 Jennifer Robinson rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone with a heart
Recommended to Jennifer by: Rodney Lofton
This was a beautifully written memior by Mr. Lofton, it will simply bring the reader to tears, then make the reader smile. It is an exceptually great read aboutsome of Mr. Lofton's experiences with being gay, having contracted HIV and searching for LOVE.
I bought this at the local bookstore when I went to hear Kate Jacobs, author of The Friday Night Nnitting Club. It is a local author and the book is signed by him, too. I'm looking forward to it.
Reader's Paradise
Started the book on my commute this morning, no opinion yet. On page 5

Not a good fit for this reader........I didn't finish I just wanted it removed from my view.
Sep 19, 2008 Ann rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Every One
Recommended to Ann by: I was at his Book Signing
This is one of the Best Books I have read. In his book, he says he dode not want pity, but when I was at his Book Signing all I could do was gve him a HUG.
A tale of self-pity from a perpetual victim that sinks into porn poorly penned. Phooey.
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