Boy erased: a memoir

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The New York Times bestselling memoir about identity, love and understanding. Now a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Lucas Hedges, directed by Joel Edgerton. "Every sentence of the story will stir your soul" ( O Magazine ). The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality. When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to "cure" him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life. Through an institutionalized Twelve-Step Program heavy on Bible study, he was supposed to emerge heterosexual, ex-gay, cleansed of impure urges and stronger in his faith in God for his brush with sin. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness. By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heart-breaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds.
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9780735213463
9780698155558
9780525538981
9781594633010
Lexile measure:
1080L
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subject_facet Autobiographies, Conley, Garrard, Ex-gay movement -- United States, Gay men -- United States, Gays -- Identity, Gays -- United States -- Biography, Sexual reorientation programs -- United States
title_display Boy erased : a memoir of identity, faith, and family
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topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Conley, Garrard, Ex-gay movement, Gay men, Gay/Lesbian, Gays, Identity, Nonfiction, Sexual reorientation programs