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Jim Hauck

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  • The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Alan Downs
    • Narrated By Alan Downs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (60)
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    (56)
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    (56)

    The most important issue in a gay man’s life is not “coming out”, but coming to terms with the invalidating past. Despite the progress made in recent years, many gay men still wonder, “Are we better off?” The byproduct of growing up gay in a straight world continues to be the internalization of shame, rejection, and anger - a toxic cocktail that can lead to drug abuse, promiscuity, alcoholism, depression, and suicide.

    M. Matthew Phelps says: "Must read for any gay man"
    "A Great Perspective that Resonates"
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    If you could sum up The Velvet Rage in three words, what would they be?

    This book offers a clear perspective on the life of gay men and the challenges we face dealing with the way our lives feel need to be and how they should be. The perspective really resonates with me and made me sit back and think about how much the shame and expectations of gay life impacted and continue to impact me. Worth every minute of listening pleasure.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Velvet Rage?

    One thing - dont pass up that man who may not be perfect because you pass up the chance to meet an amazing person.


    What about Alan Downs’s performance did you like?

    Very easy to listen to very easy to enjoy.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    Shame impacts everyone.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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