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How I Learned to Snap

How I Learned to Snap

A Small Town Coming-Out and Coming-of-Age Story

Kirk Read - Author

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ISBN 9780142002995 | 240 pages | 27 May 2003 | Penguin | 5.15 x 7.91in | 18 - AND UP
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A hilarious and salty memoir about growing up gay in the Reagan-era South

With bold Southern humor, journalist and performer Kirk Read takes readers on a guided tour of his precocious and courageous adolescence. Recalling his years as an openly gay high school student, Read describes how he navigated the hallways with his sense of humor and dignity intact. He fondly recalls his initiations into sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, as well as his "shy as neon" acts of rabble rousing during high school. How I Learned to Snap is a refreshingly victim-free story in which queer teenagers are creative, resilient, and ultimately heroic.


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