Author : Garrard Conley
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2016-05-10
Total pages :352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780698155558

The New York Times bestselling memoir about identity, love and understanding. Now a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Lucas Hedges, directed by Joel Edgerton. "Every sentence of the story will stir your soul" (O Magazine). The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality. When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to “cure” him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life. Through an institutionalized Twelve-Step Program heavy on Bible study, he was supposed to emerge heterosexual, ex-gay, cleansed of impure urges and stronger in his faith in God for his brush with sin. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness. By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heart-breaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds.

Author : Garrard Conley
Publisher : William Collins
Release :2019-01-24
Total pages :352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0008294909

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING LUCAS HEDGES, RUSSELL CROWE AND NICOLE KIDMAN, AND WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JOEL EDGERTON 'A necessary, beautiful book' Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You'A brilliant memoir' GuardianThe son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality. When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to "cure" him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life. Through an institutionalised Twelve-Step Program heavy on Bible study, he was supposed to emerge heterosexual, ex-gay, cleansed of impure urges and stronger in his faith in God for his brush with sin. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness. By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heartbreaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds.

Author : Garrard Conley
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2017-02-07
Total pages :340
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780735213463

As a young mand Gerrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality, growing up the son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas.

Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release :2019
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : OCLC:1137492898

Author : Garrard Conley
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release :2018-06-14
Total pages :352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780008276997

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING LUCAS HEDGES, RUSSELL CROWE AND NICOLE KIDMAN, AND WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JOEL EDGERTON ‘A necessary, beautiful book’ Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You ‘A brilliant memoir’ Guardian

Author : Rebecca Lee
Publisher : Penguin Canada
Release :2012-08-21
Total pages :192
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780143186489

At turns heartbreaking and wise, tender and wry, Bobcat and Other Stories establishes Rebecca Lee as one of the most powerful and original voices in Canadian literature. A university student on her summer abroad is offered the unusual task of arranging a friend's marriage. Secret infidelities and one guest's dubious bobcat-related injury propel a Manhattan dinner party to its unexpected conclusion. Students at an elite architecture retreat seek the wisdom of their revered mentor but end up learning more about themselves and one another than about their shared craft. In these acutely observed and scaldingly honest stories Lee gives us characters who are complex and flawed, cracking open their fragile beliefs and exposing the paradoxes that lie within their romantic and intellectual pursuits. Whether they're in the countryside of the American Midwest, on a dusty prairie road in Saskatchewan, or among the skyscrapers and voluptuous hills of Hong Kong, the terrain is never as difficult to navigate as their own histories and desires.

Author : Peter Gajdics
Publisher : SCB Distributors
Release :2017-04-26
Total pages :360
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781941932094

Read the book that's getting conversion therapy banned in Canada Winner of the Independent Book Publisher Award, Finalist for the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction and the Saints and Sinners Emerging Writer Award. "Unforgettable... This book is appallingly appropriate in these times." — FOREWORD REVIEWS This resonant and acclaimed memoir recounts the six years that the author spent in a bizarre form of conversion therapy that attempted to "cure" him of his homosexuality, and the inspiring story of how he cast out shame and reclaimed his life. Kept with other patients in a cult-like home in British Columbia, Canada, Peter Gajdics was under the authority of a dominating, rogue psychiatrist who controlled his patients, in part, by creating and exploiting a false sense of family. Juxtaposed against his parents' tormented past–his mother's incarceration and escape from a communist concentration camp in post-World War II Yugoslavia, and his father's upbringing as an orphan in war-torn Hungary, The Inheritance of Shame explores the universal themes of childhood trauma, oppression, and intergenerational pain. “DEEPLY MOVING." — THE ADVOCATE “RAW AND UNFLINCHING" — KIRKUS REVIEWS “A HERO’S JOURNEY IN WHICH ANY READER, GAY OR STRAIGHT, CAN FIND INSPIRATION.” — LAMBDA LITERARY FOUNDATION All over the United States and Canada, districts, cities and states are banning conversion, ex-gay and reparative therapies. A powerful example of "healing through memoir," this book offers the most complete and compelling reason for those bans to date. A groundbreaking memoir, The Inheritance of Shame offers insights into overcoming all kinds of shame, especially that which has trickled down from previous generations, and into the complicated but all-too-worthwhile process of forgiveness.

Author : Garrard Conley
Publisher : Editora Intrinseca
Release :2019-01-04
Total pages :230
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9788551004128

Livro que deu origem a filme estrelado por Nicole Kidman, Russel Crowe e Lucas Hedges Em seu elogiado livro de estreia, Garrard Conley revisita as memórias do doloroso período em que participou de um programa de conversão que prometia “curá-lo” da sua homossexualidade. Garrard — filho de um pastor da igreja Batista, criado em uma cidadezinha conservadora no sul dos Estados Unidos — foi convencido pelos próprios pais a apagar uma parte de si. Em uma tentativa desesperada de agradá-los e de não ser expulso do convívio da família, ele quase se destruiu por completo, mas encontrou forças para buscar sua identidade e hoje é ativista contra as terapias de conversão. Tocante e inspiradora, a história de Garrard é um acerto de contas com o passado, um panorama complexo das relações do autor com a família, com a fé e com a comunidade. O livro é o testemunho dos traumas e das consequências de se tentar aniquilar parte essencial de um ser humano.

Author : Wesley Hill
Publisher : Zondervan
Release :2010
Total pages :160
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780310330035

In Washed and Waiting, Wesley Hill writes for gay Christians and those who love them. Part-memoir, part theological reflection, Hill shares the struggles that gay Christians face as they seek to live faithful to God's “no” to homosexuality.

Author : Timothy Conigrave
Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
Release :1996-07-02
Total pages :300
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781742284064

The mid-seventies – and satin baggies and chunky platforms reigned supreme. Jethro Tull did battle with glam-rock for the airwaves. At an all-boys Catholic school in Melbourne, Timothy Conigrave fell wildly and sweetly in love with the captain of the football team. So began a relationship that was to last for 15 years, a love affair that weathered disapproval, separation and, ultimately death. Holding the Man recreates that relationship. With honesty and insight it explores the highs and lows of any partnership: the intimacy, constraints, temptations. And the strength of heart both men had to find when they tested positive to HIV. This is a book as refreshing and uplifting as it is moving; a funny and sad and celebratory account of growing up gay.