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This section feels like a very bitter rant, BUT understandably so.
It's a brave and intense book, and I'm already thinking of the young gay people I know who ought to read this as soon as they can.
The arguments are basic, the explanations clear and this text could easily be read by heterosexuals as well as gays.
Ms. Schulman brings some excellent points to light: the poor preparation of actresses to play lesbian roles, and the limited number of lesbian characters in literature and on the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Roi Friedman
This book should be read by all young people growing up in a repressive environment.
Especially important for the youth, when they have no-one to turn to for... Read more
Ms. Schulman's approach is left of mainstream and different from much of the literature and advice given to those dealing with familial homophobia. Read morePublished 22 months ago by L. Alessio
I assigned this book and one of Schulman's novels (The Child) for a university level general education required course that dealt with the subject of LGBT literature. Read morePublished on April 22, 2012 by Corinne E. Blackmer
Schulman's book is a precise and powerful assault on the various forms of complicity which make familial homophobia much more than an issue faced by only some families. Read morePublished on August 15, 2010 by JFT
Shun: to keep away from; avoid scrupulously or consistently.
If nothing else, Schulman chooses her words carefully, precisely, and aptly. Read more