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I Came Out for This?: A Novel

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There’s only one place Joanna Kane can tell it like it is. Her journal:

I hate Terri Rubin, the woman I’m in love with. She called and told me she’s dating a woman named Sonya. I hate this Sonya and I hate Terri and I hate myself because I was never like this in my life. Do you know what it’s like to come out when you’re in your forties, having menopausal symptoms, for God’
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Paperback, 280 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Bywater Books (first published 2010)
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Tara
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I Came Out for This? by Lisa Gitlin is a unique gem. Imagine you’ve picked up the diary of a temperamental person who makes bad choices. And I mean really bad choices. Like, say, following a woman to another state even though she’s rejected you. Are you holding that idea in your mind? You now have just the barest idea of what you’re in for when you read this book.

Full review: http://www.thelesbianreview.com/i-cam...
Val
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I did not like the diary style of this book nor did I like the main character. Some may like it but it was not for me. DNF.
Shadoshard
Sep 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Some come out late, some come out in a blaze of glory and for some - it's just plain gory (emotionally speaking). Such is the case with Joanna Kane, who realizes at the ripe age of forty something that she's a lesbian. But the first love of her life isn't playing fair and Joanna chases the woman from Cleveland to DC on a fruitless quest that leads he to the real love of her life.

This book had a lot of potential. Reading like a diary, it gives the reader a personal perspective of just coming out,
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Joy
Sep 06, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: book-club, lgbt
I wanted to like this book, with it's Washington DC setting and queer characters. However, I found the description of the characters to be shallow and disliked the stream-of-consciousness journal writing style.
Kathleen
Dec 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
loved it. and very funny
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Lisa Gitlin is a freelance writer in Brooklyn, NY. Her debut novel, I Came Out for This, was the first book to be awarded IPPY Gold Medals in both the LGBT Fiction and Humor categories.