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In the Dream House: A Memoir
by Carmen Maria Machado

Language

English

Pages

247

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<p><b>A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of <i>Her Body and Other Parties</i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><i>In the Dream House</i> is Carmen Maria Machado鈥檚 engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming.</p><p>And it鈥檚 that struggle that gives the book its original structure: each chapter is driven by its own narrative trope鈥攖he haunted house, erotica, the bildungsroman鈥攖hrough which Machado holds the events up to the light and examines them from different angles. She looks back at her religious adolescence, unpacks the stereotype of lesbian relationships as safe and utopian, and widens the view with essayistic explorations of the history and reality of abuse in queer relationships.</p><p>Machado鈥檚 dire narrative is leavened with her characteristic wit, playfulness, and openness to inquiry. She casts a critical eye over legal proceedings, fairy tales, <i>Star Trek</i>, and Disney villains, as well as iconic works of film and fiction. The result is a wrenching, riveting book that explodes our ideas about what a memoir can do and be.</p>
Since My Last Confession: A Gay Catholic Memoir
by Scott Pomfret

Language

English

Pages

312

Publication Date

January 12, 2012

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Scott Pomfret serves as a lector at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston. He also writes gay porn. His boyfriend is a flaming atheist, and his boyfriend鈥檚 Protestant grandmother considers Catholicism a sin worse than sodomy. From Pentecost to Pride, from the books of the Bible to the articles of the <i>Advocate</i>, Pomfret鈥檚 wry, hysterically funny memoir maps with matchless humor the full spectrum of the gay Catholic experience.
Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender...
by Abby Stein

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b>The powerful coming-of-age story of an ultra-Orthodox child who was born to become a rabbinic leader and instead became a woman</b><b><br /></b>Abby Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of eighteenth-century Eastern Europe, speaking only Yiddish and Hebrew and shunning modern life. Stein was born as the first son in a dynastic rabbinical family, poised to become a leader of the next generation of Hasidic Jews. <br /><br />But Abby felt certain at a young age that she was a girl. She suppressed her desire for a new body while looking for answers wherever she could find them, from forbidden religious texts to smuggled secular examinations of faith. Finally, she orchestrated a personal exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood to mainstream femininity-a radical choice that forced her to leave her home, her family, her way of life. <br /><br />Powerful in the truths it reveals about biology, culture, faith, and identity, <i>Becoming Eve</i> poses the enduring question: How far will you go to become the person you were meant to be?
Mr. Frosty Pants: A Gay Christmas Romance (Home for the Holidays ...
by Leta Blake

Language

English

Pages

314

Publication Date

November 07, 2018

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<b>Frosty former friends get a steamy second chance in this Christmas gay romance!<br /><br />Can true love warm his frozen heart?</b><br /><br />When Casey Stevens went away to college four years ago, he ghosted on his straight best friend, Joel Vreeland. He hoped time and distance would lessen the unrequited affection he felt, but all it did was make him miss Joel more. Home for the holidays, Casey hopes they might find a way to be friends again. But Joel鈥檚 frosty reception reminds Casey of just how hard he had to fight to be Joel鈥檚 friend in the first place. It鈥檚 going to take a Christmas miracle to get past that cool fa莽ade again. <br /><br />Joel isn鈥檛 as straight as Casey believes, and his years of pining for Casey have left him hurting and alone, caring for his abusive father and struggling to get by. Unable to trust anyone except his rescue dog鈥攁nd with no reason to believe Casey is interested in him for more than a holiday fling鈥擩oel鈥檚 icy heart might shatter before it can thaw.<br /><br />Can Casey and Joel鈥檚 love overcome mistrust, parental rejection, class differences, and four long years apart? <i>Mr. Frosty Pants</i> is a stand-alone, Christmas gay romance by Leta Blake featuring a virgin hero, childhood friends-to-lovers, second chance romance, and steamy mm first times.
Mr. Naughty List: A Gay Christmas Romance (Home for the Holidays ...
by Leta Blake

Language

English

Pages

270

Publication Date

November 11, 2019

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<b>A cute teacher gets a spanking this Christmas. How hot can it get being on his former student鈥檚 Naughty List?</b><br /><br />Is Aaron allowed to want a hot holiday fling with his young former student? Even more forbidden, is he allowed to want this student to spank him?<br /><br />It鈥檚 another Christmas, and Aaron is still in the closet as a gay man and a natural submissive. With one youthful indiscretion blacking his ethics record, he can鈥檛 afford to indulge his desires no matter how pent up and needy that leaves him.<br /><br />Until his former student comes home for the holidays.<br /><br />Dominant and charming, RJ knows what Aaron needs鈥攊ntense, steamy encounters and a firm hand. As Christmas nears, RJ helps Aaron unlock his true self. But family and fallout await, and all good things must end. <br /><br />Or can their hot holiday affair turn them into lasting lovers?<br /><br /><I>Mr. Naughty List</I> is a steamy Christmas MM romance set in the <I>Home for the Holidays</I> series that began with <I>Mr. Frosty Pants</I>, but <b>can be read as a standalone</b>. Featuring light D/s, spanking, an older sub with a younger Dom, former student/teacher dynamics, and, of course, warm, sweet holiday feels complete with a strong happy ending.<br />
You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery
by Dara Hoffman-Fox LPC

Language

English

Pages

282

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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Are you wrestling with questions surrounding your gender that just don鈥檛 seem to go away? Do you want answers to questions about your gender identity, but aren鈥檛 sure how to get started?<br /><br />In this groundbreaking guide, Dara Hoffman-Fox, LPC鈥攁ccomplished gender therapist and thought leader whose articles, blogs, and videos have empowered thousands worldwide鈥攈elps you navigate your journey of self-discovery in three approachable stages: preparation, reflection, and exploration. <br /><br />In <i>You and Your Gender Identity</i>, you will learn:<br /><li>Why understanding your gender identity is core to embracing your full being<br /></li><li>How to sustain the highs and lows of your journey with resources, connection, and self-care<br /></li><li>How to uncover and move through your feelings of fear, loneliness, and doubt<br /></li><li>Why it鈥檚 important to examine your past through the lens of gender exploration<br /></li><li>How to discover and begin living as your authentic self<br /></li><li>What options you have after making your discoveries about your gender identity</li>
Trans Figured: My Journey from Boy to Girl to Woman to Man
by Brian Belovitch

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

September 25, 2018

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<b>Imagine experiencing life not as the gender dictated by birth but as one of your own design.</b><br /><br /> In <i>Trans Figured</i>, Brian Belovitch shares his true story of life as a gender outlier and his dramatic journey through the jungle of gender identity.<br /><br /> Brian has the rare distinction of coming out three times: first as a queer teenager; second as a glamorous transgender woman named Tish, and later, Natalia Gervais; and finally as an HIV-positive gay man surviving the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. From growing up in a barely-working-class first-generation immigrant family in Fall River, Massachusetts, to spinning across the disco dance floor of Studio 54 in New York City . . . from falling into military lock-step as the Army wife of a domineering GI in Germany to having a brush with fame as Natalia, high-flying downtown darling of the boozy and druggy pre-Giuliani New York nightclub scene, Brian escaped many near-death experiences. <br /><br /><i>Trans Figured</i> chronicles a life lived on the edge with an unforgettable cast of characters during a dangerous and chaotic era. Rich with drama and excitement, this no-holds-barred memoir tells it all. Most importantly, Brian's candid and poignant story of recovery shines a light on the perseverance of the human spirit.
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality * Next G...
by Julie Sondra Decker

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 13, 2015

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<b>Lambda Literary Award 2014 Finalist in LGBT Nonfiction<br /><br />Foreword Reviews鈥?INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award 2014 Finalist in Family & Relationships<br /><br />Independent Publisher Book Awards 2015 (IPPY) Silver Medal in Sexuality/Relationships<br /><br />Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2015 Winner in LGBT</b><br /><br />--<br /><br /><b>What if you weren't sexually attracted to anyone?</b><br /><br />A growing number of people are identifying as asexual. They aren鈥檛 sexually attracted to anyone, and they consider it a sexual orientation聴like gay, straight, or bisexual.<br /><br />Asexuality is the invisible orientation. Most people believe that 聯everyone鈥?wants sex, that 聯everyone鈥?understands what it means to be attracted to other people, and that 聯everyone鈥?wants to date and mate. But that鈥檚 where asexual people are left out聴they don鈥檛 find other people sexually attractive, and if and when they say so, they are very rarely treated as though that鈥檚 okay.<br /><br />When an asexual person comes out, alarming reactions regularly follow; loved ones fear that an asexual person is sick, or psychologically warped, or suffering from abuse. Critics confront asexual people with accusations of following a fad, hiding homosexuality, or making excuses for romantic failures. And all of this contributes to a discouraging master narrative: there is no such thing as 聯asexual.鈥?Being an asexual person is a lie or an illness, and it needs to be fixed.<br /><br />In <i>The Invisible Orientation</i>, Julie Sondra Decker outlines what asexuality is, counters misconceptions, provides resources, and puts asexual people鈥檚 experiences in context as they move through a very sexualized world. It includes information for asexual people to help understand their orientation and what it means for their relationships, as well as tips and facts for those who want to understand their asexual friends and loved ones.
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
by Jeanette Winterson

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

March 06, 2012

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<b>A <i>New York Times </i>bestseller: The 鈥渕agnificent鈥?memoir by one of the bravest and most original writers of our time鈥斺€淎 tour de force of literature and love鈥?(<i>Vogue</i>).</b><br /> 聽<br /> One of the聽<i>New York Times</i>鈥?鈥?0 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years鈥?lt;br /> 聽<br /> Jeanette Winterson鈥檚 bold and revelatory novels have established her as a major figure in world literature. Her internationally best-selling debut, <i>Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit</i>, tells the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents, and has become a staple of required reading in contemporary fiction classes.<br /> 聽<br /><i>Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?</i> is a 鈥渟ingular and electric鈥?memoir about a life鈥檚 work to find happiness (<i>The New York Times</i>). It is a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the dresser, waiting for Armageddon; about growing up in a north England industrial town now changed beyond recognition; about the universe as a cosmic dustbin. It is the story of how a painful past, rose to haunt the author later in life, sending her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her biological mother. It is also a book about the power of literature, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, or a life raft that supports us when we are sinking.<br /> 聽<br /> Witty, acute, fierce, and celebratory, <i>Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?</i> is a tough-minded story of the search for belonging鈥攆or love, identity, home, and a mother.
The Blueprint: MM First Time Football Romance
by Van Cole

Language

English

Pages

150

Publication Date

December 23, 2019

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<b>No One Knows His Secret.</b> <br /><br />Joey is the star quarterback for the Kites, a football teamed famed for its unstoppable winning streak these past five years. Everyone is counting on him to make the perfect pass 鈥?to take them to the championship. <br />So, they can鈥檛 know he鈥檚 gay. <br /><br />In a very masculine and straight community, he would find nothing but ridicule. <br />That鈥檚 why he鈥檚 kept quiet all these years, despite having the biggest crush on his best friend and agent. <br /><br />Drew is the epitome of a man with his dark hair and ruggedly handsome good looks. <br />Whenever he steps into the room, Joey can鈥檛 help but hold his breath. <br /><br />He鈥檚 perfect. <br />Too perfect. <br />It鈥檒l never work. <br /><br />Besides, Drew would never switch teams 鈥?sexually speaking. <br />Every night he brings home a different girl, making it obvious that he鈥檚 straight. <br />They don鈥檛 stand a chance. <br /><br />And yet, one night, after a drunken escapade, they end up naked in the same bed together. <br />Married.<br />

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