To be a Gay Man (Hardback)
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To be a Gay Man (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages
Published: 03/09/2020

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Waterstones Says

Incredibly frank and perceptive, To Be a Gay Man is the singer's passionate call to obliterate the enduring legacy of gay shaming in our society.

PART OF BBC2'S BOOK CLUB BETWEEN THE COVERS

In To Be a Gay Man, Will Young speaks out about gay shame, revealing the impact it had on his own life, how he learned to deal with it, and how he can now truthfully say he is gay and happy.

We know Will as a multi-platinum recording artist, Olivier-nominee, and the first winner of the Idol franchise. But his story began long before his first audition. Looking back on a world where growing up being called gay was the ultimate insult and coming out after a lifetime of hiding his sexuality, Will explores the long-lasting impact repressing his true self has had.

As Will's own story demonstrates, internalised shame in childhood increases the risk of developing low self-worth, and even self-disgust, leading to destructive behaviours in adult life.

Will revisits the darkest extremes he has been to, sharing his vulnerabilities, his regrets, tracing his own navigation through it all and showing the way for others who might have felt alone in the same experience.

Here you will find a friend, champion and mentor, breaking taboos with frank honesty, and offering invaluable practical advice on overcoming the difficult issues too often faced within the LGBTQ+ community.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9780753554241
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 392 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

An unfussy and unself-pitying mixture of memoir and advice manual - The Daily Telegraph

A moving and revealing read designed to spark conversation - and ultimately change - The Sun

Writes with likable fizz...and colours his vulnerabilities with humour. How brilliant it is that he's written [this book]. - Jude Rogers, The Observer

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Hardback

“A true insight”

A very important book.
Part autobiographical, part help and advice; this book felt like an important insight into the shame related to being lgbtq+, hitting all the right notes on realisation, telling friends and... More

Hardback edition
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“Honest and open”

An honest and open discussion from Will Young on his experiences growing up as a gay man, in particular an explanation of the gay shaming he felt along the way.

I read this book as an LGBTQ+ ally - I'm the same... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 22

“Inspirational autobiography”

Will Young has written an inspiring autobiography and plea for kindness. He talks honestly about his struggles with his identity and the abuse and challenges he has dealt with. He introjected so many ideas in his... More

Hardback edition
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