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Switching Teams: What Coming Out Later in Life Taught Me about Love, Conquering Fear and Accepting Change

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Dawn's comfortable existence as a stay-at-home wife and mother of three disappeared as soon as she came out as a lesbian. Although it would be one of the most difficult experiences of her life, it would also be one of the most liberating- at long last the 39-year-old was comfortable in her own skin, even as she realized everyone around her was thrown into chaos. Life got e ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published November 10th 2015 by Dog Ear Publishing
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Siân
While this was an interesting book on a topic that doesn't get talked about much, there were parts that were pure pontification which let down the actual story. It was also difficult to understand the need for the long baseball themed introduction, but I'm not a sport fan anyway. That said I enjoyed reading this book and can highly recommend it.
Christine Hinton
A refreshingly honest memoir about being true to one's self

With a charming writing style that is one moment poignant and profound and the next wry and humorous, Dawn Elizabeth Waters shares her experiences of her life's journey to being her authentic self. Though this book deals with coming out later in life (an experience that is not often discussed, much less written about), I would recommend it to anyone who has struggled with the turmoil and wonder that change can bring. As I wrote in t
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Maria
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: giveaways
I received this as a Goodreads giveaway and I'm glad I did. I think for anyone coming out late in life or not this is a must read. I can see many women struggling with their sexuality using this as a tool to help them get a firm grasp on living their authentic lives.
That being said, I did find it a bit of a slog in some areas. After a while I felt as if reading Switching Teams was like having a long one sided conversation with a friend I hadn't seen in a long time who just would not stop g
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September
I'm going to split this review to cover roughly two areas.

Waters shared a heartfelt and difficult journey, that is eye opening for anyone who is newly coming out later in life or anyone who is not in the LGBTQ community. She discussed the hurdles she did and will continue to face that some may not even consider. However, because she shared these things as a part of HER story, it never seemed to come across as preaching or "woe is me." It was simply, these are her new facts of life. (That's not
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Dawn Waters
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed By Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite

Switching Teams: What Coming Out Later in Life Taught Me About Love, Conquering Fear and Accepting Change by Dawn Elizabeth Waters is a heart wrenching, yet heartwarming tale of a woman who took a step and came out to the world. Admitting that you are different from other people and yet still the same person is a difficult task. Dawn Elizabeth Waters did an amazing job.

Dawn is a 39-year-old woman, married for 20 years, and a
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Christine Close
May 06, 2016 rated it liked it
hree Stars: f/f older lesbian coming out

I was sent this book by Inked Rainbow Reads in exchange for an honest review.

This is a very poignant novel and Ms Waters has obviously poured out her heart in writing it. Obviously she is a brave and soulful woman, judging by this work.

I thought the allegories she used were extremely good and clearly defined what she was explaining. I also enjoyed her use of similes' which made her descriptions that much more emphatic. ...more
Dawn Waters
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
-Rhonda Britten, Author “Fearless Living,” Founder FearlessLiving.org
Switching Teams, at its heart, is a love story. On the surface, it’s a love story between two women that could not be denied but underneath, the real love story, is Dawn choosing to love Dawn no matter what the cost. That bold decision to love herself gave her the courage to make a life changing decision that would turn her world upside down and then, right side up. If you want more courage to love yourself, read this boo
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Dawn Elizabeth Waters is a real estate broker, freelance writer, and blogger who studied sports administration at Stetson University. Dawn makes her living selling homes and enjoys supporting LGBTQ causes, coaching youth sports, and promoting peace, love, and kindness in the world.