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If It's A Choice, My Zygote Chose Balls: Making Sense of Senseless Controversy Paperback – May 29, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
The second read gave me much more. Free of the burdens of looking for typos or scary secrets, I enjoyed the read as a book in which the author is advocating decency for everyone; whether it be for the gay man or lesbian woman or the teenager who is bullied on the playground or the African American or Jew who is subtly kept out of some loop.
This book is a must read for human beings who want to learn, laugh, and feel in touch with the goodness that all humans can and should feel and hopefully demonstrate.
But who is this young man who has taken on the anti-gay pundits, whom he refers to as `mo foes, with both wit and reason? In his book, If It's A Choice, Jeremy openly and honestly tells his story. I, who am only 5 years his senior, found that his coming out process was very similar to my own. The awareness, the implications, the fear of discovery, the hiding; these were all what Jeremy, myself, and indeed hundreds of LGBT youth went through and are currently going through. While the steps might be different for some, and not always as humorous, what comes through to the reader is that this is an honest story and it could very easily be your story too.
Through the clever use of chapters taken as an aside to the main story, the "Despite what you may have heard" sections are Jeremy's clever way of confronting LGBT stereotypes with his caustic wit, humor and open honesty. After all, when it comes to the stereotypes who are you going to believe, the anti-gay fear mongers or those of us who are actually LGBT?
Several years ago, I was talking with my Dad about some comments made by the Church in response to marriage equality and homosexuality; I was furious at the hypocrisy in light of the scandal the Church was involved in.Read more ›
See, Jeremy Hooper knows something that the "'mo foes" don't... they can't win their argument. Time and time again the world has seen bigotry fall away as the new generation grows, comes into its own understanding of family and community, strips away the labels of its predecessors and teaches the next to make the next steps even grander.
Get this book. Right now it doesn't matter if you agree with him or me. What matters is that you read it.
If you don't agree with the freedoms desired by the LGBT community, read it to understand this intensely personal story and how the argument against the freedom to love has affected HIS life. Read how the hurt has shaped him and countless others.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a well written book that celebrates coming out on the other side of the personal struggles that many LGBT individuals face. I could not put it down. Read morePublished on June 16, 2014 by Jason Kirby
What a delightful book from beginning to end. We are fortunate that the author shared his story with us. Mr. Hooper is a great advocate for LGBT people.Published on December 21, 2013 by John Smith
I could blather on and try to sound like I know more than others about what is good and bad in books today but I won't. Read morePublished on September 29, 2013 by Phillip John Michels
"If It's a Choice..." is the perfect blend of Jeremy's personal ventures as well as a unique take on the fight for equality. Read morePublished on September 20, 2013 by Bryce Blackwell
Anyone with basic writing skills can try to write a book on a topic the "live in." It's easy for a person to write about their own personal experiences. Read morePublished on September 11, 2013 by M. Rogers
If It's Choice, My Zygote Chose Balls - Making Sense of Senseless Controversy is an excellent book. Unfortunately, it's one of those books that the people who really need to read... Read morePublished on August 13, 2013 by Linda Fausnet
Insightful and right on the money! Poignant and spot on. Related to so much of what was said. Excellent read!Published on August 9, 2013 by M. Wright
I read and thoroughly enjoyed Jeremy's book and wholeheartedly recommend it to you and suggest you read it. Read morePublished on July 5, 2013 by Thomas R. Anoe