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  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (June 13, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 143438246X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1434382467
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,986,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Named "the godfather of gay diversity training" by The New York Times, Brian McNaught is an internationally-acclaimed presenter to corporate executives and government officials on the topic of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender workplace issues. His spouse, Ray Struble, was the Managing Director of Global Equity Sales for Lehman Brothers. Brian is a certified sexuality educator and counselor, the author of five other watershed books on sexuality and the creator of six highly-praised educational DVDS that are used in training throughout the world. All of his books have been required reading on college campuses and his DVDs have been shown on PBS television stations throughout the United States. Brian wrote a syndicated column in the gay press for twelve years, co-hosted a radio program, served as the Mayor of Boston's liaison to the gay community, and currently advises former Surgeon General David Satcher on matters of national sexual health. He graduated from Marquette University with a BA in Journalism in 1970, was a conscientious objector to the war in Vietnam, was fired for being gay by the Catholic newspaper of the Archdiocese of Detroit, and has worked since 1974 as an educator on gay, and more recently, transgender issues. You can learn more about Brian or reach him atwww.brian-mcnaught.com.

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We love each other deeply.
Richard Alther
The story shows the challenges of finding their way past their wounds to a place of safety where intimacy is possible.
Davis Aujourd'hui
If he met Brian McNaught, he could blow out that lamp!
JOHN OLEARY

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Format: Paperback
'...even one as seemingly noble as making everyone happy.' This phrase in many ways brings together the messages of this well-written, very inspiring book by Brian McNaught - part memoir about his thirty-two year successful same sex relationship with his life partner and now spouse Ray Struble, part considered evaluation of the historical developments during that time frame, and part warmly and genuinely mentoring for all ages of all people whose lives seem at odds with the 'norm.' It is a valuable adjunct to Human Sexuality Studies: it is also a keenly interesting book that captures the joys and trials of growing and caring relationships that makes the content read like a novel!

McNaught is an openly gay activist whose writings and speaking engagements are becoming popular with the large corporations seeking employee and executive enlightenment: Struble is a retired, successful Wall Street investment broker who endured the closet of hidden personal life at the other end of the spectrum. ARE YOU GUYS BROTHERS? follows the relationship from the beginning to the present and with the development of an ever tighter bonding are the accompanying ups and downs that mirror our society's evolving concept of same sex partnerships. Both men are from the 'solid Midwest', both were raised in large families, both were strongly devout Catholics, both sustained childhood sexual abuse, alcoholism and substance abuse, and suicide attempts - all tied in with their coming to grips with their sexuality. The story of these rocks in the road is not unlike the changes that have occurred in the Catholic church, the White House, and the hardships of family and friend lack of acceptance of the gay lifestyle - even from fellow gay people who consider their committed union on the edge of normal!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Richard Alther on November 5, 2008
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Warts and all, Brian McNaught "tells it like it is" in his captivating enactment of his marriage to a man. Microscopic in its rendering of his and Ray's loving, long-standing, sometimes vexing partnership, the book actually makes a universal statement applicable to everyone, pro and con. Without polemics, Brian is saying: Look, folks, THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE. We love each other deeply. What's the big deal?
There is, of course, something absolutely special about Brian and Ray, willing to expose their lives for the sake of the Great Culture War that slogs on in America. Not since Nicholson's Portrait of a Marriage about his gay father and gay mother, Vita Sackville-West, and the eloquence of Andrew Sullivan's book on the subject, has the sting of bigotry been cast so impotent.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JOHN OLEARY on September 14, 2008
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Are You Guys Brothers?This is a book that walks the talk. Many noted national and international speakers can be eloquent and inspiring, but do they live the reality of their talk? The noted speaker and gay educator, Brian McNaught does, and "Are You Guys Brothers?" proves it. Diogenes, we are told, used to walk around in the daylight with a lighted lamp looking for an honest man. If he met Brian McNaught, he could blow out that lamp! Brian is an honest man and he turns the spotlight on himself and on his long term relationship with his lover and life partner and spouse. As he shares that story with all its chiaroscuro elements, he seems to be telling me that story in a personal and intimate sharing. You will feel that too. Many of his insights will bring an "Aha!" response, others will rest less easily. Brian is honest and he does not paint his picture with vanilla. There is struggle and pain, there is achievement and happiness. It is book for all, for couples who are gay and who are on the same journey, for couples who are straight to see that their journey is also mirrored here, and for singles of any orientation who will appreciate the learning from a guru of life and love. For me, it did not call me to run out and find a partner, but it reminded me that I am happy being me, that the chiaroscuro of my life has been worthwhile and precious, and no longer needs lament but embrace. In bliss? No. Gay? Yes!
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By CH on April 2, 2014
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I am proud to have Brian and his spouse, Ray as part of my Family. I love Brian's books. They cross all lines-it doesn't matter what sex you are or what sex you prefer---this book is just about life.
I loved it and would recommend it to be read by anyone who wants to search out wisdom. It is written with warmth- which is not surprising as Brian is a very warm and caring person.
Having just finished this book today, I am pleased to be able to leave my thought about it.
Thank you for a good read and some food for thought.
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Brian McNaught tells his own love story between him and his life partner, Ray Struble. It's a story that demonstrates true intimacy can be achieved between two gay men. It's a story about a love that has matured and mellowed into its fourth decade. It's a love that compliments and enhances the happiness that both Brian and Ray have learned comes from within.

Brian shares an honest story that includes past wounds and subsequent healing. Both Brian and Ray are survivors of sexual abuse and both are recovering alcoholics. The story shows the challenges of finding their way past their wounds to a place of safety where intimacy is possible. It also traces their individual spiritual journeys that have evolved in a fashion that has diverged from their original Catholic roots.

These guys have learned how to love, They have learned how to have fun. They know how to live a fulfilling life on life's terms. If ever an unhappy gay person needed a model to provide hope that he or she, too, could be happy, this would be the book for him or her to read. This is a book for those gay men who fear that life ends at forty, If ever a gay person was looking for hope that an intimate relationship with another gay person is possible, read on!
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