- Hardcover: 172 pages
- Publisher: Random House; 1st edition (May 23, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0679438386
- ISBN-13: 978-0679438380
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,132,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Outing Yourself: How to Come Out As Lesbian or Gay to Your Family, Friends, and Coworkers Hardcover – May 23, 1995
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Though some might look askance at the publication of yet another self-help book, this title makes a significant contribution to an area of human relations that is rife with misunderstanding. It is filled with testimonials from people still in the closet, from those out and proud and from those in between?all of whom speak eloquently of the rigors and joys of the ongoing process of coming out. The author?Out magazine columnist and gadfly to homophobic politicians across the country?at first might seem an unlikely source for the soothing 14-step program laid out in these pages. That program takes the reader from self-identification and self-acceptance through a set of simple, some would say simplistic, exercises, laying the foundation for the more difficult process of coming out to one's family, friends and colleagues. Perhaps the specifics of the exercises are less significant than their underlying assertion of the dignity of gays and lesbians?and of the dangerous self-loathing that, as much as American society's ignorance, keeps people in the closet. The message throughout is that homosexuality is not a disease, but homophobia is.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Inside Flap
hor of Queer in America comes a complete, step-by-step guide to coming out of the closet--the first coming-out guide to the '90s. Signorile's pull-no-punches style gives this book a Susan Powter-ish Stop the Insanity! approach to a difficult and often mishandled experience.
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Outing Yourself is a much needed friend, always helpful, always personal and readable. I read it within three days of buying it, and I'm sure I'll refer back to it often.
I used to be confused about myself and thought that I am bi-sexual. But now I know that it is not the true me. Sure I like to be with girls and hangout but sexually I prefer to be with another man. That being said I will give my thoughts on this wonderful book.
This is the first book that I bought about coming out. This book not only breaks down steps in how to come out but it gives real life examples from other people's coming out stories.
The pace of the book is set at your pace. You continue through the chapters as you progress in your coming out.
Not only does this book answer questions that you might have it also answers questions that your friends and family might have and how to deal with them.
I can say this book is very helpful in understanding not only yourself, but your family, friends, and the gay community.
This book is not only for you, but for everyone in your life.
Though I am not out of the closet to those very close to me, I have made steps in coming out thanks to this book.
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have.