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Mom, Dad, I'm Gay: How Families Negotiate Coming Out Hardcover – February 28, 2001

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 276 pages
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA); 1 edition (February 28, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557987416
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557987419
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #413,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ritch C. Savin-Williams is professor of clinical and developmental psychology and director of graduate studies in the Department of Human Development at Cornell University.

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Ambrose Aban on November 9, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book says it all for those who are in the process of "coming out". Stop asking for more opinions from your closest gay friends (friends who are either already out or yet to come out) or your understanding girlfriends. Just read this book.
The books tells you all that you need to know and need to do to "come out". I wouldn't have given it a five-star rating if I was not totally impressed. The writing style is wonderful and the approaches are just unbelievably easy and comforting.
Often it is hard to even think about telling your mom and dad because of this feeling of fear that either "they'll die or they'll kill me"...I am not spoiling the fun for you so I am not going to tell you the content of this book. The title of this book should give you a clear idea of what the content is.
However, what I can tell you is that this book will definitely tell you how to give yourself permission to act on the feelings you have been hiding and keeping safely inside (about coming out and not think that your mom and dad will die or they will kill you).
You will be able to find a natural and spontaneous expression of your deepest, most intimate feelings after reading this book.
This book cracks you open from pressure of coming out. So, what are you waiting for, go get it now.
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