DOASKDOTELL BOOK REVIEW of Paul Monetís Becoming a Man

 

Author (or Editor): Monet, Paul

Title: Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story

Fiction? N

Publisher:Harper Collins

Date: 1997, 2004

ISBN:0060595647

Series Name:

Physical description: Pepr

Relevance to doaskdotell: autobiography, male homosexuality

Review:

Book Review: Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story

By Paul Monet

Harper San Francisco, 1992

If I did not already know who Paul Monet is, I would have difficulty myself getting into this personal account of his own "coming out story." At times it seems angry, whiney and blameful, although toward the end there is some personal redemption is his caring for others. There are various quirky incidents that migh be filmable (like the sexual harassment charge, and the friend who pulls out her hair) in a "World According to Garp" vein. But one has no bearings when reading the book. There is no table of contents, no attempt to relate the personal narrative to important pedagogical concepts (something which I did accomplish in my own book).

 

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