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Becoming Who I Am

Young Men on Being Gay

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$41.00 • £35.95 • €37.95

ISBN 9780674971592

Publication Date: 09/19/2016


336 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches


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In Becoming Who I Am, a rewarding study of youth, sexuality, and identity, Ritch C. Savin-Williams offers clear and insightful glimpses into the lives of young gay men… [An] important book.—Jim Piechota, Bay Area Reporter

Becoming Who I Am is an engrossing book full of rich, varied personal stories on the subject of being young and gay now… Becoming Who I Am presents a broad range of experiences and insights, and is a rewarding look at what makes young gay humans tick.—Greg Jameson, Entertainment Focus

Inspiring and insightful. Finally we have the full story showing the more positive aspects of gay youth experiences reminding us that they live a proud, resilient and happy life. Ritch Savin-Williams takes us beyond the often heard stories of tragedy and despair by providing us with a glimpse in to the ordinary lives of gay teens. Anybody with an interest in the future of gay youth will devour this book.—David McFarland, founder, United for Equality in Sports & Entertainment, and former Chair and CEO, The Trevor Project

Given the ever-changing dynamics of youth sexuality in the contemporary age, a book such as this is sorely needed. Filled with valuable data and rigorous analysis, Becoming Who I Am is a vital contribution to the field.—Mark McCormack, author of The Declining Significance of Homophobia

Savin-Williams has spent forty years studying the lives of gay teens. In Becoming Who I Am, he tells the stories of some of today’s gay teens and highlights the many ways they are typical of young people growing up in present-day America.—Brian Mustanski, Director, Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing

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