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Becoming a Man by Paul Monette
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Jul 04, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: nonfiction

Page 133 - Desperation:
"Self pity becomes your oxygen. But you learned to breathe it without a gasp. So, nobody even notices you're hurting"

First of all,
I picked up the lines above, as the catchiest statement from the book by the author. I have finished the book last night...

Last few chapters's written in deep words which i should carefully digest (that's slowing me down), but I can feel that Monette is a wounded soul, the oxygen has suffocated him. Some people might seen it as "over reacting" act... well, if only we could try to put ourself in his shoes...

The truth about him, is not merely his or anyone's "emperor's new clothes", but the cutting on him, has already fooled himself and people he love...

My rate is up from 3 to 4 stars... as i have just finished the book last night...

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