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  • Paperback
  • 274
  • Stories for Boys
  • Gregory Martin
  • English
  • 09 October 2019
  • 9780983477587

10 thoughts on “Stories for Boys

  1. says:

    Yet another disappointing Seattle Reads selection In 2013 only a few months after gay marriage was legalized in Washington it feels really retrograde to read the story of a closeted gay man filtered through the voice of his self righteous self pitying straight adult son The author was clearly hurt by his father'

  2. says:

    I picked this up at the library thinking it was going to be stories for you know boys I have a boy; he likes stories Anyway it turned out not to be that at all but I checked it out anyway and I'm glad I did I've read a few reviews here and there are a variety of complaints from the author being too introspective which is to me what

  3. says:

    What an incredibly brave book In discussing issues of identity sexuality and gender roles it is often easier to divorce our opinions from lived human experiences Easier to speak from the pages of whatever politicalphilosophical anth

  4. says:

    I really really wanted to love this book We are doing it for All Seattle Reads and I was so excited to be doing a memoir a book about ueer issues and something contemporary I agree with another reviewer that it started out strong but then become too introspective In many ways the father’s voice and experience are still “in the

  5. says:

    In his soul wrenching introspective memoir Gregory Martin delves deeply into the whirlwind that shook up his family after his fathe

  6. says:

    Really don't get why this book was published It's a series of journalistic blog posts at best the writing very pedestrian Packaged as a memoir

  7. says:

    After the chapter dedicated to the author's triumph in building a tree house boh ring I'm done My kindle shows I've read 50% and that's a fair trial The book started out promising even inspiring It could have been

  8. says:

    I echo what many reviewers have said I felt the real focal point of this book was with the father whom we only glimpse in a few letters and through the wounded eyes of his son the author As a father myself I was a

  9. says:

    I loved Greg Martin's first memoir Mountain City but I love this one even It's a beautiful book about how despite a long marriage and seemingly happy life the author's father attempts suicide when his wife the author's mom learns that he is gay

  10. says:

    This book started off strong but soon devolved into rather trivial introspection and navel gazingI would have liked information about Martin's father since he was the center of the narrative but it seemed as if Martin didn't want to ask the uestions he needed to or that Martin's father was unwilling to answer them And this book sh

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Stories for Boys

And sexuality rights and acceptance Stories for Boys is about a father and a son finding a way to build a new relationship with one another after years of suppression and denial are given air and light MartinOCOs memoir is uirky and compelling with its amateur photos and grab bag social science and literary analyses Gregory Martin explores the impact his f. I really really wanted to love this book We are doing it for All Seattle Reads and I was so excited to be doing a memoir a book about ueer issues and something contemporary I agree with another reviewer that it started out strong but then become too introspective In many ways the father s voice and experience are still in the closet so to speak As a reader I was compelled by the story of the father and would like to read the next installment of that story

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AtherOCOs lifelong secrets have upon his life now as a husband and father of two young boys with humor and bracing candor Stories for Boys is resonant with conflicting emotions and the complexities of family sympathy and asks the uestions How well do we know the people that we think we know the best And how much do we have to know in order to keep loving th. After the chapter dedicated to the author s triumph in building a tree house boh ring I m done My kindle shows I ve read 50% and that s a fair trial The book started out promising even inspiring It could have been an interesting tale of a closeted older man coming out after a suicide attempt Instead the author the son blathers on about his FEELINGS about how it affected him I get he was trying to be honest struggling with his true ugly feelings but he came off unlikable And not the good unlikable like a narrator who is untrustworthy but interesting Just charmless Also at times it got too writer ly if you know what I mean Writey write write We get it You can write Bummer

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In this memoir of fathers and sons Gregory Martin struggles to reconcile the father he thought he knew with a man who has just survived a suicide attempt; a man who had been having anonymous affairs with men throughout his thirty nine years of marriage; and who now must begin his life as a gay man At a tipping point in our national conversation about gender. Yet another disappointing Seattle Reads selection In 2013 only a few months after gay marriage was legalized in Washington it feels really retrograde to read the story of a closeted gay man filtered through the voice of his self righteous self pitying straight adult son The author was clearly hurt by his father s deceptive behavior and the pain it caused his mother and their family and he certainly has a right to those feelings But hurt feelings alone do not make a compelling narrative Indeed this book read like a series of personal journal entries haphazardly strung together than a memoir The father s story a gay man who was sexually abused by his father as a child and spent most of his adult life in the closet slipping out of the house at night to cruise for anonymous sex was much interesting than the son s but we only catch it in glimpses through the searing lens of the son s harsh judgment of his father I think that judgmental hectoring tone was what bothered me the most about this book Not only is Martin angry at his father for betraying his mother and his happy childhood memories he is angry at his father for not displaying his ueer self once he is outed in a way that suits Martin s smug liberal self satisfaction Martin is extremely annoyed with his father s evasiveness concerning his sexual partners his dating activities and other aspects of his personal life once his father is separated from his mother and is technically out of the closet He is constantly pushing his father to acknowledge his sexuality as a crucial perhaps the crucial piece of his identity but it is not clear from the snippets of his father s emails and dialogue that are included in this book that his father necessarily regards that part of himself as the key to who he is We will never really know the father s story however since as Martin acknowledges in one chapter this is not his father s memoir Too bad because that story fully told would have been much memorable than the one contained in this slight self indulgent and heterosexist book


About the Author: Gregory Martin

Gregory Martin is the author of MOUNTAIN CITY a memoir of the life of a town of thirty three people in remote northeastern Nevada which received a Washington State Book Award was named a New York Times Notable Book one of ten Larger than Life Memoirs by NPR's Morning Edition and is referred to by some people in Mountain City as the book Martin's second book a memoir STORIES FOR BOYS is f