Unfortunately, when I read Borrowed Time, I discovered Paul Monette had died of AIDS in 1995.
Relish his rich experiences, his amazing writing ability, feel his loss, and relish his ultimate victory, if not victory over AIDS, then the victory of finding love.
I bought this book to better understand my brother, who had not come out yet, but, I was wanting to help him in some way.
Loved it, Pauls life paralleled my life in many ways, including marriage. Loved the concept that gays in every era of human history, every ethnic, cultural ,religious, social,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steve Harrington
This is truly a superb book! The accolades it has won (e.g., National Book Award) provide ample testimony to this. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tas
An autobiography of the slow progress of a gay man, successful in the end, both in a career and in his personal life, with accurate descriptions of life at Andover and Yale, which... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sam Tudor
What initially appears to be an entertaining writing style becomes increasingly irritating. I wasn't willing to finish the book.Published 1 month ago by purrfus
Paul Monette’s early life is marked by both the astounding conformity and pent-up rage that one might expect to find in the Bildungsroman of a young gay man growing up in... Read morePublished 2 months ago by A Certain Bibliophile
A great coming of age story and a must read for any man who has come out or is struggling with coming outPublished 6 months ago by Christopher J Davis
A poetic memoir that chronicles Paul Monette’s life as a closeted gay man from adolescence and into adulthood. Read morePublished 6 months ago by audrey
Being in the closet as the author puts it feels, self hatred and a internal exile and living a lie, living as a straight man yet wanting to show the world who he really is, angry... Read morePublished 7 months ago by BLUE FISH
Growing up in the 50s and 60s, Paul Monette strives to be what everyone expects him to be: a straight A student, polite, kind, normal and straight. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Annette Gisby