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On Being Different: What It Means To Be a Homosexual
On Being Different What It Means To Be a Homosexual Author:Merle Miller This small book represents an act of courage. — For the first fifty years of his life, Merle Miller rarely spoke of his homosexuality -- even to the people closest to him. Then, in January 1971, in a poignant, beautifully written essay in The New York Times Magazine, he told "What It Means To Be a Homosexual." He looked d... more »eeply into the roots of his homosexuality in his lonely childhood, and told how being a homosexual affected the course of his life -- his work, his friendships, his brief marriage. The response to the article was immediate. He received more than two thousand letters -- nearly all sympathetic.
Now his essays appear in book form. In Afterword written especially for this volume, he tells how he came to write the Times article at that moment in his life, and how his life has changed as a result.« less
Well, I read the first few pages and found enough that we don't have in common (he'd rather betray a country than a friend, hates Christmas, loves Halloween, battles with drinking, not to mention being from a different era), that I didn't feel enough empathy to continue.