The Velvet Rage

The Velvet Rage

Overcoming the Pain of Growing up Gay in A Straight Man's World

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
Offers advice on how gay men can overcome their deep-seated feelings of shame, which is often associated with their earliest childhood experiences and the ambivalent relationship they have with their own father.

Perseus Publishing
A groundbreaking examination of the psychology of homosexuality, why it leads to shame over one's identity, and how to overcome it

In The Velvet Rage, psychologist Alan Downs draws on his own struggle with shame and anger, contemporary research, and stories from his patients to passionately describe the stages of a gay man's journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior. The Velvet Rage is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men.

The Velvet Rage is becoming a touchstone in gay culture just as Goodbye to Berlin was in the 30s,A Boy’s Own Story in the 60s and Faggots in the 70s.”--Observer (UK)


Publisher: [New York] : Da Capo Lifelong, 2012
Edition: Completely revised and updated second edition, first Da Capo Press edition
ISBN: 9780738215679
0738215678
Branch Call Number: 306.7662 DOWNS
Characteristics: xvii, 252 pages ; 21 cm

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