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Lesbian late-bloomers: books on coming out (nonfiction & fiction)


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Initial post: Nov 6, 2009 3:26:48 PM PST
V. Hendricks says:
I'm looking for recommendations of good (or the best) books for mature women (over 40) coming to terms finally with coming out and living openly, authentically, as lesbian? I've looked through non-fiction listings on Amazon but find that most are at least 10 years old. I realize that the process of coming out to friends and loved ones is still pretty much the same, but I'm looking for books published more recently, ones that take into account the changes that have taken place in recent times, like dating websites for gay and lesbian adults, the increase of same-sex marriages/civil unions and those debates, the increased acceptance of gay characters in TV shows and movies, etc. Recent fiction of this ilk would be appreciated too. (No sci-fi/fantasy please; looking for real life type reads.) If you can suggest really good magazine, newpaper, or journal articles, of recent mint, especially on coming out to friends - and even to co-workers - late in life, that would be useful too. Thanks to all of you who post suggestions!

BTW, a book that represents the type of book I found useful, and found to be wonderfully compassionate, is the following. However, it's nearly 20 yrs. old by now and doesn't focus specifically on the qualities I'm now looking for: mature/late-in-life/late-bloomer and lesbian. Coming Out: An Act of Love (Plume)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2010 10:42:10 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 30, 2010 10:43:05 AM PDT
Barbara L. says:
You definitely need to read Dear John I Love Jane, an anthology containing 27 stories of women who have left men for women. It just came out, published by Seal Press, and it contains a variety of stories written by mature women about their experiences.

[ASIN:1580053394 Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write About Leaving Men for Women]]
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