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A child of the 1950s from a small New England town perfect Paul earns straight A's and shines in social and literary pursuits all the while keeping a secret from himself and the rest of the world Charts the author's journey out of the closet into self acceptance In urbane witty prose Monette sketches the first twenty six years of his life at which point he met his lifelong partner Born in a working class New England town in the ‘40s the writer realized early on that he was different from other boys and struggled to make sense of his sexuality as he grew up The memoir dramatizes the struggle he faced in accepting his ueerness during his youth and early adulthood at elite institutions he attended as a student on scholarship and later as an instructor himself The writing’s intimate and digressive even if it comes across as a bit conventional and dated today and the work sketches a moving portrait of one boy’s coming of age

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Becoming a Man Half a Life StoryStruggling to be or at least to imitate a straight man through Ivy League halls of privilege and bohemian travels abroad loveless intimacy and unreuited passion Paul Monette was haunted and finall To say that I love this book would be a pathetic understatement I do not rank myself among lovers of memoirs and here I am having finished my next non fiction book by Paul Monette and desperately trying to find the right words that could do justice to Monette's life and his amazing personalityIn Becoming a man Paul Monette told a life story of growing up coming out finding himself It's a long painful process full of fears angst shame suffering from low self esteem self hatreddoubts and giving up hope of ever being happy It's about his closet I A period of time from his birth to the day when he met Roger Horwitz his soul mate who become his lover for twelve years and whom he lost to AIDSA very intimate and poetic prose beautiful emotional and absolutely non put down able Paul Monette can convey emotions like nobody else It's one of his greatest talentI know whom I have to BLAME THANK for my infatuation for this author even if Ije says that she is just a bit nerdy I consider her as an expert of Paul Monette Since my first book by Monette Borrowed Time An AIDS Memoir we haven't stopped talking about him and if you have a look at his profile page and see how many informations links videos Ije posted there you won't doubt her passion for Paul Monette And I'm so glad that we read this book togetherthank you Ije and shared our opinions about this amazing MAN It is the most fascinating thing about GR you can find the most interesting books that you can discuss with the same reading nerds like you books that you'd probably never come across if you be on your ownIt's why I'd recommend you to read Ije's reviewJust a little advice from me If you have never read anything by Paul Monette don't start with this book YOU HAVE TO READ Borrowed Time An AIDS Memoir BEFORE Of course you can read his fiction novels or his poems first and then Borrowed Time and ONLY after it you can read this oneAnd thenVERY IMPORTANT watch the documentary Paul Monette On the Brink of Summer's End Our BR with Ije here

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Book ↠ Becoming a Man Half a Life Story 304 pages Download ✓ A child of the 1950s from a small New England town perfect Paul earns straight A's and shines in social and literary pursuits all the while keeping a secret from himself and the rest of the world Struggling to be or at least to imitate a straight man througY saved by a dream of the thing I'd never even seen two men in love and laughingSearingly honest witty and humane Becoming a Man is the definitive coming out story in the classic coming of age gen First published in 1992 and yet here in 2015 in a small town at the bottom of the world I read the words of Paul Monette and am in shocked awe of how much I see my own life in his I think if I read this at an earlier age I would have thrown the book aside or dismissed it completely; obviously still in doubt about my own guilt But now at 33 I'm glad to have come across it and read it The impact of his words are so real it actually hurt to read them But then I guess that is the reality of it That when shit is real it hurts The writing is beautiful and tragic and revealing and vulnerable I've highlighted so many passages in this book that most pages are pink 'I can't believe it myself sometimes how fresh the wounds of the deep past sting how sharp the dry eyed tears are even at this distanceFor an hour or a a day the pain wins It throws a veil of amnesia over my real life' Paul's story just tells it as it happened It's tortured and hopeful It's a life One that I can surely identify with