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How I Learned to Snap: A Small Town Coming-Out and Coming-of-Age Story Paperback – May 27, 2003
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"If I had read something like this as a teenager, I'd have had a much easier time."
"Read navigates his adolescent minefield of snap queens, rednecks, love, sex, family, booze, and punk rock with an astute eye for detail and a stunning capacity for compassion."
About the Author
Kirk Read is a nationally syndicated journalist and performer whose work has appeared in more than one hundred publications, including Out, Genre, and Christopher Street.
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Some of the things that Kirk writes about might be a bit shocking for some (sex with an older guy at such a young age, for instance) but the writing is so warm and honest, that I really didn't think about how serious some of the situations were. I don't want to imply that the book makes light of these situations, because it doesn't at all.
The other thing that I loved about this book is that each chapter is quite short. It's the exact opposite of "wordy"- Kirk gets right to the heart of each story he tells. This book would be perfect for someone who likes to read a little before going to bed. I was able to read the entire book in a day.
Don't miss out on this great book! It has a permanent place on my bookshelf!