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Prayers for Bobby : A Mother's Coming to Terms With the Suicide of Her Gay Son (Paperback) (Leroy

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Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy ...and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict-for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was "wrong"-Bobby chose to take his own life.

Prayers for Bobby, nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion. But it is also the story of Bobby's mother, a fearful churchgoer who first prayed that her son would be "healed," then anguished over his suicide, and ultimately transformed herself into a national crusader for gay and lesbian youth.

As told through Bobby's poignant journal entries and his mother's reminiscences,Prayers for Bobby is at once a moving personal story, a true profile in courage, and a call to arms to parents everywhere.

Draws on the diaries of Bobby Griffith, a gay youth who committed suicide, to trace his mother's struggle to face her son's sexuality
Number of Pages: 271
Genre: Social Science, Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: Death + Grief + Bereavement, General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author: Leroy Aarons
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 1996
TCIN: 11475929
UPC: 9780062511232
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-3513

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Amazing book, very heartbreaking

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Steve 1 year ago
This is an amazing book. Broke my heart all the way through. Felt like I was reading my own story.see moreof the reviewer's review
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