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    • Fit to Serve

    • Reflections on a Secret Life, Private Struggle, and Public Battle to Become the First Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador
    • By: Ambassador James C. Hormel, Erin Martin
    • Narrated by: Richard Waterhouse
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    This is the memoir of James C. Hormel - a man who grew up feeling different not only because his family owned the Hormel “empire” and lived in a 26 bedroom house in a small Midwest town, but because he was gay at a time when homosexuality was not discussed or accepted. Outwardly he tried to live up to the life his father wanted for him - he was a successful professional, had married a lovely woman, and had children - but as volatile changes in the late 1960s impeded on the American psyche, Hormel realized that he could not hide his true self forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fit to Serve against All Odds. A credit to all.

    • By Tinker on 03-18-13

    Regular price: $19.95