Not Like Other Boys

Growing Up Gay: A Mother and Son Look Back




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/25/2001

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Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9780595193882

About the Book

“By offering different perspectives on their shared pasts, the Shyers produced a complex and emotionally persuasive family portrait.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A deeply moving memoir.”
Publishers Weekly

“What makes this story ultimately heroic is…a reminder of all those who struggle against the stigma of who they are.”
The New York Times Book Review

“This wonderful book will not only tug at your heart, it will open your mind to the fact that homosexuality is not a choice, it is a given and has nothing to with the worth of a human being.”
Women’s News

About the Author

Marlene Fanta Shyer,, has published fifteen books, over a hundred short stories, a play and many travel articles. She divides her time between New York City and Westchester.

After receiving an MBA from Columbia University, Christopher Shyer worked as a marketing professional and is currently president of his family’s eyewear company. He recently moved to New York City.