Golden Men: The Power of Gay Midlife.
Golden Men: The Power of Gay Midlife * Harold Kooden with Charles Flowers * Avon * $14
There is no doubt in my mind that Harold Kooden, a clinical psychologist, is eminently qualified to write a book detailing a plan for successful aging for gay men: He's a founding member of both the Association of Gay Psychologists and the National Gay and Lesbian Health Gay and Lesbian Health Definition
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In Golden Men--part memoir and part self-help guide--Kooden outlines his belief that in coming out as gay men, we acquire the tools we need to age well; we just have to tap into this inner strength. To guide us on our journey, the author gives us exercises, often in the form of questions. Some may sound obvious and mundane ("What kind of picture do you have of yourself ten years from now?"), but others certainly get you thinking ("What would you have to do to forgive your family for the negative aspects of your life?").
Kooden peppers his text with many examples from both his personal life and the lives of his patients. On occasion, emotions reach out and grab us: Kooden vividly details his lover's death, and when he's writing from his heart, we share his pain. But this kind of moment is all too rare. Most of the illustrations fall flat. Even when he describes his own gay bashing Gay bashing is an expression used to designate verbal confrontation with, denigration of, or physical violence against people thought to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered (LGBT) because of their apparent sexual orientation or gender identity. , Kooden's text feels like little more than a paragraph taken off a news wire.
While the author is clearly insightful, Golden Men needs strong editing. Some seemingly basic information is omitted: Although the image of AIDS hangs heavy on these pages, Kooden never addresses the issue of how men who were disabled before protease inhibitors Protease Inhibitors Definition
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Psychologists like Kooden know that successful therapy takes years of repetition. But what works in me doctor's office doesn't necessarily work on the page.
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