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Awakening by Pat Stone
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Sep 14, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: feminism, lesbian, lgbt, memoir, sexuality, womyn
Recommended to Darlene by: A member of Latebloomers
Recommended for: Anyone
Read from September 05 to 14, 2010 — I own a copy , read count: 1
BCID: 8293331

I enjoyed reading Pat Stone's book. It is somewhat of an autobiography that includes her lateblooming coming out as a lesbian. It is a quick and engaging read and addresses something that is happening more frequently now to baby-boomers who's lives have been dedicated to that tradition of married, with children and no identity.

That is only part of her story. The rest is about her relationship with family and friends. Pat addresses the more horrible parts of having a parent with Alzheimer's. The issues of weight are addressed. Pat was (and probably still is) an active member of PFLAG as her daughter is gay. So there is a lot of discussion about that wonderful organization that gives support to parents, family and friends as their loved-one "comes out."

I truly enjoyed this book. I recommend it to anyone that is studying women's issues. I makes me want to meet this woman who has so boldly lived her life on the page for us. Thank you, Pat.

I will loan this to whoever may like. Just let me know.

I have registered this book with BookCrossing.com.
BCID: 411-8293331
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message 1: by S. (new) - rated it 2 stars

S. I'd like to borrow it.

Yvensong I'd like to read this after M.

Darlene Ok, first to S then to Y. :)

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