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Now That I'm Out What Do I Do? Paperback – December 1, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-0312195182 ISBN-10: 0312195184 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Stonewall Inn Editions; 1st edition (December 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312195184
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312195182
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,739,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Writing with the "newly elect" in mind, Brian McNaught advises his readers on how to forge connections within the sometimes thorny gay, lesbian, and bisexual communities while still maintaining ties with family and old friends. Along the way, he discusses sexual ethics, same-sex marriage, work, spirituality, and political action. Readers who have been out for a year or more, or who grew up in large cities, may find McNaught's earnest tone and tortoise pace too basic, or even unintentionally funny. (After telling us, for example, that he and his gay brother, Tommy, feel comfortable with each other in the way McNaught imagines that compatible heterosexual brothers might feel, he confides that they "talk often about issues from our childhood that we are currently working on in therapy.") But for the neophyte, his tolerant and deliberate approach will feel welcoming. A good introductory book for adolescents as well, and the families of gay people. --Regina Marler

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The title of this excellent book perfectly captures the feelings of anticipation and bewilderment that most gays, lesbians, and bisexuals feel after the initial trauma of coming out. Drawing on his own personal and professional experiences, McNaught (Gay Issues in the Workplace, LJ 10/15/93) focuses here on the problems and issues likely to confront newly out gay men and women. He sensitively and sensibly addresses topics including heterosexism, internalized homophobia and heterophobia, sexuality, relationships and gay marriage, legal and financial problems, workplace issues, family matters, religion and spirituality, and the special needs of gay youth. A list of resources supplements the text. More meditative than directional, McNaught raises issues that will nevertheless linger with the reader and engender reflection and discussion. Warmly affirmative, realistic without being downbeat, and moving in its candor, this important work is essential to gay studies collections and is highly recommended for public libraries as well.?Richard J. Violette, Social Law Lib., Boston, Mass.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By bguy on June 21, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is a well-written and interesting account of many issues that Brian McNaught has faced as a gay man. These include his loss of faith in organized Catholicism, experiences with gays in politics and organizations, how he made straight friends and allies, ways he came out to his family and formed a new family of gay friends, and his trials of fighting discrimination in the workplace (he was fired due to his sexuality). All his experiences are worth reading about. The only caveat I'd have is that the title of the book and the first chapter sort of make it seem like it's a how-to, self-help book for the perplexed gay man who doesn't fit in to the gay world and wants to adjust. The book really isn't that at all, except in the broadest sense in that you can learn to emulate McNaught as a role model through his autobigraphical tales. This is not a psychology book. There are many other books available that are more directly focused on providing advice and guidance to those who want to make the most of a gay life, and that do so with a more therapeutic perspective. So just be aware of what this book is, and is not, before you buy.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Pickell on July 23, 1999
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Now That I'm Out was one of the first books I read after accepting the fact that I was gay. And of all the books I've read since coming out, this was probably my favorite. If you're dealing with your own sexuality, I strongly recommend this book. McNaught writes in a manner that's both lighthearted and serious. His wit and humor keep you turning the pages. And the variety of subjects he covers will provide every gay person with the help they need as they ask themselves the famous question: Now that I'm out, what do I do?
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 27, 1999
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The author does an excellent job of describing the issues that adult gay males and lesbians face personally and professionally. He provides enough background without being so in-your-face as to offent straight adults. He kills a lot of stereotypes.
Nice job.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 16, 1999
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McNaught (also the author of Gay Issues in the Workplace, a "certified sexuality educator," exhibits a mature perspective and supporting anecdotal material in this very personal guide to living and thinking gay after coming out. He takes on such topics as gay youth, marriage, family, religion and the workplace in an attempt to address one essential issue to gays: "Why do even those of us who consider ourselves out of the closet often duck personal questions when we know the truthful responses will both liberate us and change the attitudes and behavior of others?" Education and a vaguely spiritual form of self-realization, McNaught concludes, are the answer for gays and straights alike. Years of fielding questions during his talks to corporations and universities across the country has provided him with concise and focused takes on significant problems facing gays in America today. Chattily and cogently written, this book offers solid advice to the majority of gays, who are neither activist nor self-loathing, on how to come to terms with themselves in both gay and mainstream society.
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