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Coming Out of Shame: Transforming Gay and Lesbian Lives Paperback – December 1, 1996
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What I didn't expect is that the book spoke to me as a heterosexual woman. It turns out that American culture doesn't limit its shame to gay men and lesbians. Women in general are trained to feel ashamed of normal, healthy, human sexuality.
The authors show how shame becomes internalized, so that you don't need anyone else wagging their finger at you--you shame yourself for healthy, human feelings (about a lot more than sex!). This book will be helpful to people coming out of the closet and to most women. Also the authors' personal anecdotes are constructive, funny and helpful. A copy of this book belongs in every coming out gift basket.
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too technical and complicated; describes the problem very well but very little practical advice on how to resolve or remove this very painful emotion. Read morePublished 5 months ago by K-Dawg
I had a difficult time when a friend first handed me this book, asking for my opinion of it; despite regularly reading far more complex material, and despite having been... Read morePublished 7 months ago by ToddInSF
Recommended by my therapist, this book is a little on the wordy side, but definitely good material (and not only for the GLBT community)Published 11 months ago by Walter P. Sherman
one of the BEST books I have read in my entire life since reading this book my self esteem has RISEN wowPublished on September 26, 2013 by JOSE