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A moving exploration of how gay men construct their identities, fight to be themselves, and live authentically

It goes without saying that even today, it’s not easy to be gay in America. While young gay men often come out more readily, even those from the most progressive of backgrounds still struggle with the legacy of early-life stigma and a deficit of self-acceptance, wh
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Published June 4th 2019 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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    An essential exploration of the possibilities for gay self-love in the wake of lifelong and ongoing personal and community trauma, by a gay psychotherapist who has treated hundreds of gay men attempting to build authentic lives in the face of immense—and ethically inexcusable—suffering. This brave, beautiful book is a guidemap, or as Odets calls it a songbook, to an interrogation of the coping mechanisms that can imperil healing and a more authentic life. Empathetic and wise. I cried so much. In ...more
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    Walt Odets is a clinical psychologist in private practice who has worked with and written about the psychological, developmental and social lives of gay men for more than three decades.

    His seminal book, In the Shadow of the Epidemic: Being HIV-Negative in the Age of AIDS, which Duke University Press published in 1995, was selected by The New York Times as one of the “Notable Books of the Year.” T
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