Would You Rather?

Would You Rather?

A Memoir of Growing up and Coming Out

Book - 2018
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"When Katie Heaney published her first book of essays, chronicling her singledom up to age twenty-five, she was still waiting to meet the right guy. Three years later, a lot changed. For one thing, she met the right girl. Here, for the first time, Katie opens up about realizing at the age of twenty-eight that she is gay. In these poignant, funny essays, she wrestles with her shifting sexuality and identity, and describes what it was like coming out to everyone she knows (and everyone she doesn't). As she revisits her past, looking for any "clues" that might have predicted this outcome, Katie reveals that life doesn't always move directly from point A to point B--no matter how much we would like it to. In a warm and relatable voice, Katie tackles everything from the trials of dating in New York City to the growing pains of her first relationship, from obsessing over Harry Styles (because, actually, he does look a bit like a lesbian) to learning to accept herself all over again. Exploring love and sexuality with her neurotic wit and endearing intimacy, Katie Heaney shares the message that it's never too late to find love-or yourself."--Page [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2018]
ISBN: 9780399180958
0399180958
Branch Call Number: 306.7663092 H4349H
Characteristics: 235 pages ; 21 cm

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RomanceAddict Jul 03, 2019

Katie Heaney writes a solid memoir that focuses on her neuroses and her failed attempts at romantic relationships - namely, that she didn't have a partner until she was 28, and the failures were because she'd been trying to get a boyfriend when she really wanted a girlfriend. Katie doesn't spare herself in the telling; she's both comic and tragic, and her undefined confusion regarding romantic relationships is relatable. Every queer person who came to realize their queerness at ages with more than one digit and not ending in "-teen" will likely see an echo of themselves in her story, because we've all asked ourselves "are you really queer if you didn't 'know you were different' from childhood"? The answer, in short, is yes.

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