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Confessions of a Mormon Boy: Behind the Scenes of the off-Broadway Hit

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2007 Lambda Literary Award Finalist

"The Mormon Augustin Burroughs." --Boston Globe

"What a rare and skillful thing is Confessions of a Mormon Boy, Steven Fales' engrossing, funny and often quite harrowing tale. A fine writer and actor."--Chicago Sun-Times

A hit at New York's Fringe Festival, Steven Fales' true-life story has become a smash across the country. Now playing of
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Alyson Books
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Nancy Silk
Sep 22, 2012 Nancy Silk rated it it was amazing
Steven Fales writes a very poignant book about his attempts to not be gay. As he says, his Church of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) believes homosexuality is a disease, one which can be treated and cured. Steven takes part in many types of "conversion" therapy, trying to be what he finally realizes that he is not who everyone expects him to be -- but, in fact, is gay. The book is actually the script of his one-man theatrical play which he has written and performed with great success from coast to coast ...more
Gerry Kelly
Dec 11, 2009 Gerry Kelly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay-biography, a-own
Steven Fales tells his story of growing up in a Mormon home in UTAH and trying so hard to be straight and hiding his true feelings, then the coming out as a GAY man to his wife and family and shares his experiences . The story of his early life, of being on a Mormon Mission for two years to Portugal and his return to college and graduation, marriage and children. His story continues with his days in NYC, as struggling young actor and what he did to survive as an actor and sexual worker. He tells ...more
Barbara Ixba
Sep 30, 2012 Barbara Ixba rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-scripts
This one-man show script made me laugh 'til I cried. Although there are plenty of laughs in the script, it is a heartbreaking account of Steven Fales' life. In an effort to not spoil the book, I won't give details, but this is worth the read.
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It was the literal translation of the play. No one reason to go see it, lol.
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