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A Gay Man's Guide to Life.

Houndstooth Press

9781544509235, $32.99, HC, 274pp

Synopsis: Many gay men find ourselves trapped in a series of no-win situations. If we don't live honestly and openly, we won't have the skills, wisdom, or relationships necessary to manifest our dreams. But when we do come out, we must confront the full force of societal homophobia, and consider a variety of questions: Can we create family without mimicking the norms of straight society? How do we cultivate sustainable gay friendships amidst our internalized homophobia? In a world of hook-up apps and disposable relationships, how do we find lasting love?

In the pages of "A Gay Man's Guide to Life: Get Real, Stand Tall, and Take Your Place", Britt East draws upon his own life experiences to answer these questions and presents an approachable, no-nonsense path for gay men to dismiss the excuses and get down to the business of improving their lives. No new-age mumbo jumbo or wishy washy self-help jargon. Just real work focused on real results to unleash our true selves and unlock our best lives.

Critique: Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "A Gay Man's Guide to Life: Get Real, Stand Tall, and Take Your Place" is as thoughtful and thought-provoking as it is inspired and inspiring--and a 'must read' for anyone who is a gay man living in and dealing with a straight world. While especially and unreservedly recommended for community, college, and university library LBTGQ collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "A Gay Man's Guide to Life: Get Real, Stand Tall, and Take Your Place" is also readily available in a paperback edition (9781544509228, $19.99) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $8.49).

Editorial Note: Britt East is an author and speaker who uses his experience, strength, and hope to challenge and inspire change-oriented gay men to get down to the business of improving their lives. With over two decades of personal growth and development experience in a variety of modalities, such as the 12 Steps, Nonviolent Communication, yoga, meditation, talk therapy, and the Hoffman Process, Britt is committed to building a personal practice of self-discovery that he can then share with gay men everywhere. He lives in Seattle with his husband and their crazy dog. He also maintains an informative website at

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Title Annotation:The LGBT Shelf
Author:East, Britt
Publication:Small Press Bookwatch
Date:Mar 1, 2021
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