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Charmed Lives: Gay Spirit in Storytelling [Paperback]

Toby Johnson , Steve Berman , Ruth Sims
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Editorial Reviews

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Collectively, the writers have produced a personally empowering, kaleidoscopic tapestry. This anthology can be kept on a shelf and referred to for a bit of inspiration on a particularly bad day, or as a resource that keeps the good karma flowing in balance with our everyday lives. --Bay Area Reporter, February 15, 2007

A book where spirit takes prominence over sex is a treat. --Richard Labonte, Book Marks

A book where spirit takes prominence over sex is a treat. --Richard Labonte, Book Marks

From the Publisher

Modern society, including--and maybe especially-- gay culture recreates its own mythological traditions in "the old-fashioned way," by telling stories.

Gay storytelling engender myths, allowing the negative elements that traditional society and religion has placed on homosexual identity to be transformed and uplifted.

Lethe Press (Steve Berman, editor/publisher) announces an anthology of writings that do what good myths and storytelling are supposed to do: inspire and evoke meaning (especially out of despondency and darkness), to cheer, to place life in larger context, to hint at secret meanings--stories that inspire gay men to think positively about themselves, their lifestyles, their bodies (of any type), and, especially, their own spiritual paths.

From the Author

Let's tell each other what a long straw we've drawn in this life because we're gay.

About the Author

Toby Johnson is one if the premier names in the field of gay spirituality; his essays have been featured in numerous books and periodicals and he travels the country offering talks on the subject. His fiction is notable for blending inspirational themes with solid storytelling.

Steve Berman is one of the leading voices in the field of queer speculative fiction. He has sold over 80 essays and short stories. His editorial efforts have earned his nods for the Golden Crown Literary and Lambda Literary Awards.

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