Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story by Paul Monette [FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING] 1992 • Harper

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Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story by Paul Monette


1st trade paperback printing [subsequent printings feature the "National Book Award Winner" medal]  

Book is in very good condition.  Some edge wear to cover and tanning to pages.  Reads good as new. 

Winner of the 1992 National Book Award for non-fiction.

A child of the 1950s from a small New England town, "perfect Paul" earns straight A's and shines in social and literary pursuits, all the while keeping a secret -- from himself and the rest of the world. Struggling to be, or at least to imitate, a straight man, through Ivy League halls of privilege and bohemian travels abroad, loveless intimacy and unrequited passion, Paul Monette was haunted, and finally saved, by a dream of "the thing I'd never even seen: two men in love and laughing."

Searingly honest, witty, and humane, Becoming a Man is the definitive coming-out story in the classic coming-of-age genre.