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Mercury and Me
by , Tim Wapshott

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

March 03, 2015

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With its new introduction by Jim Hutton’s co-writer Tim Wapshott, only this Kindle edition of ’Mercury and Me' is the updated story of rock’s oddest couple. Includes colour photographs. The relationship between Freddie Mercury and Jim Hutton evolved over several months in 1984 and 1985. Even when they first slept together Hutton had no idea who Mercury was, and when the star told him his name it meant nothing to him. Hutton worked as a barber at the Savoy Hotel and retained his job and suburban lodgings long after first meeting the rock legend. Hutton finally moved in with Mercury and later also worked as his gardener. Hutton was never fully assimilated into Mercury's jet-setting lifestyle, nor did he want to be, but from 1985 until Mercury's death in 1991 he was closer to him than anyone. He knew all Mercury's closest chums including the other members of Queen, Elton John, David Bowie and Montserrat Caballé. Ever present at the countless Sunday lunch gatherings and opulent parties, in stark contrast Hutton also nursed Mercury through his terminal illness, often held him through the night in his final weeks, and was with him as he died. No one can tell the story of the last few years of Mercury's private life - the ecstasies and the agonies - more accurately or honestly than Jim Hutton.
Fire Shut Up in My Bones
by Charles M. Blow

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English

Pages

243

Publication Date

September 23, 2014

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<b>A gorgeous, moving memoir of how one of America's most innovative and respected journalists found his voice by coming to terms with a painful past </b><br /> <i>New York Times</i> columnist Charles M. Blow mines the compelling poetry of the out-of-time African-American Louisiana town where he grew up -- a place where slavery's legacy felt astonishingly close, reverberating in the elders' stories and in the near-constant wash of violence.<br /> Blow's attachment to his mother -- a fiercely driven woman with five sons, brass knuckles in her glove box, a job plucking poultry at a nearby factory, a soon-to-be-ex husband, and a love of newspapers and learning -- cannot protect him from secret abuse at the hands of an older cousin. It's damage that triggers years of anger and searing self-questioning.<br /> Finally, Blow escapes to a nearby state university, where he joins a black fraternity after a passage of brutal hazing, and then enters a world of racial and sexual privilege that feels like everything he's ever needed and wanted, until he's called upon, himself, to become the one perpetuating the shocking abuse. <br />A powerfully redemptive memoir that both fits the tradition of African-American storytelling from the South, and gives it an indelible new slant.
Forward: A Memoir
by Abby Wambach

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English

Pages

245

Publication Date

September 13, 2016

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<p><strong><em></em></strong></p><p><em><strong></strong></em></p><p><strong><em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>"Lucid and wrenching...</strong><em><strong>Forward</strong></em><strong> puts [Wambach's] achievement in context with painful and beautiful candor." —NPR</strong></p><p><strong><em>"Forward</em> is the powerful story of an athlete who has inspired girls all over the world to believe in themselves."  —Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, </strong><em><strong>New York Times</strong></em><strong> Bestselling author of </strong><em><strong>Lean In</strong></em> </p><p><strong>“This is the best memoir I’ve read by an athlete since Andre Agassi’s </strong><em><strong>Open</strong></em><strong>.”  —Adam Grant, Wharton professor and </strong><em><strong>New York Times </strong></em><strong>bestselling author of </strong><em><strong>Originals</strong></em><strong> and </strong><em><strong>Give and Take</strong></em></p><p><p>Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. At age seven she was put on the boys’ soccer team. At age thirty-five she would become the highest goal scorer—male or female—in the history of soccer, capturing the nation’s heart with her team’s 2015 World Cup Championship. Called an inspiration and “badass” by President Obama, Abby has become a fierce advocate for women’s rights and equal opportunity, pushing to translate the success of her team to the real world. </p><p>As she reveals in this searching memoir, Abby’s professional success often masked her inner struggle to reconcile the various parts of herself: ferocious competitor, daughter, leader, wife. With stunning candor, Abby shares her inspiring and often brutal journey from girl in Rochester, New York, to world-class athlete. Far more than a sports memoir, <em>Forward </em>is gripping tale of resilience and redemption—and a reminder that heroism is, above all, about embracing life’s challenges with fearlessness and heart.</p><p></p>
From Queer To Christ: My Journey Into the Light
by George Carneal

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English

Pages

143

Publication Date

August 28, 2016

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George Carneal grew up in the ’70s, raised by a Southern Baptist minister in the ultra-conservative Bible Belt where his world revolved around the church, country fried chicken and trying to fit in with other boys. As disco music pulsated through the speakers in his bedroom, he plotted his escape from the misery and boredom of Southern suburbia before landing in Los Angeles; a city of glitz and hedonism. Much like Alice as she traveled through the looking glass, this is George's journey through a queer culture fantasyland filled with drag queens, drugs and dangerous situations before discovering healing, joy and peace in Christ. This true story details his struggles in a religious world at odds with, and often hostile toward, homosexuals.
INCOMING!: Memories of a Combat Medic: Growing Up Poor, Getting D...
by Larry Sanders

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

February 04, 2019

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Growing up gay in a working class family in Arkansas, I learned at an early age to keep quiet and hide my feelings.I knew little about sex, had never been touched or kissed, never played sports, hunted with guns, or participated in school events. Then one day I found myself in a foreign country carrying an M-16 rifle and a medical bag fighting a war I knew little about. Within weeks of my arrival in Vietnam the Tet Offensive exploded all around me, changing my life, the war, and the entire world. I witnessed death on a daily basis and became known as Baby-san Bac-si, the baby-faced combat medic.
Lili: A Portrait of the First Sex Change
by Canelo

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English

Pages

238

Publication Date

December 17, 2015

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<h2>The story of the first sex change, as featured in <i>The Danish Girl</i></h2><p><b>An inspirational and moving account of the transformation of the painter Einar Wegener, compiled from Lili's own letters and manuscripts</b></p><p>Lili Elbe was, in 1931, the first transsexual to receive a male-to female sex change. This remarkable book – a sensation when first published over eighty years ago – shows Lili (now the subject of a major motion picture <i>The Danish Girl</i> starring Eddie Redmayne) as a trans pioneer who took extraordinary risks to discover and liberate her true identity.</p><p>It is also a tale of marriage, of love and romance, that provides a fascinating insight to the bohemian society of the 1930s.</p><p><i>Lili: A Portrait of the First Sex Change</i> is told through original documents, her personal correspondence, and with contributions from those who loved her most. Available in English as an ebook for the first time, it remains a pertinent and powerful work, acting as a monument to an iconic struggle, and a celebration of her bold and profoundly human journey.</p><p><b>Note: This book was previously published as <i>Man Into Woman.</i></b></p>
Another Hill And Sometimes A Mountain
by Tim Green

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English

Pages

164

Publication Date

September 29, 2018

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<b><i><p>"This is a book that should be read while alone, to your friends, to a congregation of survivors of abuse – in other words, it should be read by everyone. Sensitive and honest, gain a new perspective on being alive by infusing Tim’s words into your mind. Highly recommended." Hall of Fame Top 50 Reviewer, Grady Harp</b></i></p><br /> <br /><p>ANOTHER HILL AND SOMETIMES A MOUNTAIN is the powerful testimony of Tim Green's determination to rise above his beginnings ... despite the sting of abandonment and the dark secrets surrounding his birth family. In his painful yet at times wry memoir, Green recounts his childhood in the Ohio farm home of his foster parents - the aptly named Mr. and Mrs. Kidd - and the rotation of his 12 "brothers and sisters."</p><br /><p>There aren’t enough stories about growing up gay without parents. Nor do we often hear about a gay male’s experience coming of age in a religious foster family – and then get to breathe a sigh of relief that the story is not an utter tragedy. Green holds nothing back, yet for all of his confessions, his words weave a tale that radiates a robust inner desire of self-worth thirsting for redemptive optimism.</p><br /><p>Green’s recollection of 1980s West Hollywood is bittersweet and haunting. In the time when multitudes of men succumbed to what was called 'gay cancer,' Green's gradual loss of the dynamic family tribe he had finally found is nothing less than heartbreaking.</p><br /><p>Through all the betrayal and loss, Green treats his life story with tenderness and without disdain for any character -- although it can be argued that some deserve it. His capacity for empathy, even after the most traumatic of experiences, is contagious. ANOTHER HILL AND SOMETIMES A MOUNTAIN is a testament to human perseverance in the face of the inevitable losses that make up our lives.</p><br /><p>LGBTQ memoirs like Green's are superbly influential because diverse stories about abandonment, love, and self-worth truly matter. </p><br /><br /><b><i>"Growing older is like climbing a mountain: the higher you get, the more strength you need, but the further you see." - Ingmar Bergman</b></i>
Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Crea...
by Lori Duron

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

September 03, 2013

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<b><i>Raising My Rainbow </i>is Lori Duron’s frank, heartfelt, and brutally funny account of her and her family's adventures of distress and happiness raising a gender-creative son. </b><br /><br />Whereas her older son, Chase, is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy's boy, Lori's younger son, C.J., would much rather twirl around in a pink sparkly tutu, with a Disney Princess in each hand while singing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi."<br /><br />C.J. is gender variant or gender nonconforming, whichever you prefer. Whatever the term, Lori has a boy who likes girl stuff—really likes girl stuff. He floats on the gender-variation spectrum from super-macho-masculine on the left all the way to super-girly-feminine on the right. He's not all pink and not all blue. He's a muddled mess or a rainbow creation. Lori and her family choose to see the rainbow.<br /><br />Written in Lori's uniquely witty and warm voice and launched by her incredibly popular blog of the same name, <i>Raising My</i> <i>Rainbow </i>is the unforgettable story of her wonderful family as they navigate the often challenging but never dull privilege of raising a slightly effeminate, possibly gay, totally fabulous son.<br /><br />Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content
Poly Land: My Brutally Honest Adventures in Polyamory
by Page Turner

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English

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403

Publication Date

May 28, 2017

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Moving away from the sugar-coated honor-student answers, Page Turner leaves little to the imagination about opening a marriage, while exploring her bisexuality and self-worth.<br /><br />Travel through a complicated polyamorous web, in which her partners do their best to sabotage each other, break the rules, and eventually commit assault.
The Partner (It's Just Us Here Book 3)
by Christopher X Sullivan

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English

Pages

340

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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<b>An asexual man falls in love with a male model... and they make it work.</b><br /><br />Chris and Mark try to separate.<br /><br />It doesn't go smoothly.<br /><br />Why was it so easy to grow close, yet now so difficult to pull apart?<br /><br />Maybe they can pretend one last time... can they pretend to be boyfriends for a week? Can that solve their problems?<br /><br /><i>[The Partner is Book Three in a ten book series. You can read this as a standalone and understand the plot, but you'll be missing a lot of character development. This is a <b>90,000 word</b> journey to a well-deserved HEA between two men who hold nothing back.]</i>

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