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Author LinkSchwartz, John,1957-,author.
Title LinkOddly normal : one family’s struggle to help their teenage son come to terms with his sexuality / John Schwartz.
Distribution New York : Gotham Books, 2013.
Description xvi, 300 pages :  illustrations ;  20 cm.
Type of Material Book
Summary "A heartfelt memoir by the father of a gay teen, and an eye-opening guide for families who hope to bring up well-adjusted gay adults. Three years ago, John Schwartz, a national correspondent at The New York Times, got the call that every parent hopes never to receive: his thirteen-year-old son, Joe, was in the hospital following a suicide attempt. Mustering the courage to come out to his classmates, Joe’s disclosure--delivered in a tirade about homophobic attitudes--was greeted with unease and confusion by his fellow students. Hours later, he took an overdose of pills. In the aftermath, John and his wife, Jeanne, determined to help Joe feel more comfortable in his own skin, launched a search for services and groups that could help Joe understand that he wasn’t alone. This book is Schwartz’s very personal attempt to address his family’s struggles within a culture that is changing fast, but not fast enough to help gay kids like Joe" -- Provided by publisher.
Per.Sub. LinkSchwartz, John, 1957- -- Family.
Subject LinkGay teenagers.
LinkParent and teenager.

System Number 000670706
ISBN Link1592408400 (pbk.)
Link9781592408405 (pbk.)

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