BY: Loren A. Olsen M.D.
Synopsis: Nearly every day, Dr. Olson receives questions and comments from men who are tormented because they don’t want to want what they want: they have a profound sexual attraction to other men. Many of these men do not think of themselves as gay. Finally Out answers all of these questions and many more. It offers personal narrative, professional insight, and historical context that together bring about a critical transformation in the way we understand human sexuality. It rigorously examines why some gay men live straight lives and never come to terms with their true sexual orientation, and why some men engage in secret sex with other men and believe they are “too straight to be gay, but too gay to be straight.
Review: Written by a gay phychiatrist, this authentic coming out story brings scientific insight into the struggles of sexuality. The honesty and insight into GLBT history gives this memoir professional respectability. A wonderful read for gay men who have come out or are coming out of the closet late in life.
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