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  • Paperback
  • 274
  • Stories for Boys
  • Gregory Martin
  • English
  • 10 July 2018
  • 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's deceptive behavior

  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

  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 politic

  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 closet”

  5. says:

    In his soul wrenching introspective memoir Gregory Martin delves deeply into the whirlwind that shook up his family after his father's attempt

  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 it consists of short chapters of the author coping with his father's recent suicide attempt after coming out to his family The author works hard to blame his father for a lack of honesty and his many years of deception but comes off as an insensitive self righteous whiny little je

  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 an interesting tale of a closeted older man coming out after a suicide attempt Instead the author the son blathers on a

  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 at times cha

  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 seeming

  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 M

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Stories for Boys

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. 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 anthology we stand behind and ignore the gut wrenching confusing and difficult moments when theory becomes practice and the examples involve family members neighbors friends and ourselves Beautifully written Stories For Boys reveals Gregory Martin s process of letting go of the notions of what fathers sons and families are supposed to be Of what acceptance looks like Of what love is Gregory Martin honestly and gut wrenchingly depicts the process of re learning himself how he remembers his childhood and how he approaches his own family in the wake of his father s attempted suicide and announcement that he is gay Stories For Boys guides readers through these experiences and the subseuent emotional and ideological battles The mixed media format exuisitely reveals and represents how our conceptualizations of self and our roles in society are tenderly pieced together and may be fragile malleable than we ever thought Feral 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 Krismis van Map Jacobs of marriage; and who now must begin his life as a gay man At a tipping point in Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods our national conversation about gender. What an incredibly brave book In discussing issues Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of identity sexuality and gender roles it is Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, often easier to divorce Mensa Riddles Conundrums our Julie of the Wolves opinions from lived human experiences Easier to speak from the pages The Right Swipe of whatever politicalphilosophical anthology we stand behind and ignore the gut wrenching confusing and difficult moments when theory becomes practice and the examples involve family members neighbors friends and Touched ourselves Beautifully written Stories For Boys reveals Gregory Martin s process Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa of letting go Ugly Fish of the notions The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives of what fathers sons and families are supposed to be Of what acceptance looks like Of what love is Gregory Martin honestly and gut wrenchingly depicts the process Little Gods of re learning himself how he remembers his childhood and how he approaches his Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 of his father s attempted suicide and announcement that he is gay Stories For Boys guides readers through these experiences and the subseuent emotional and ideological battles The mixed media format exuisitely reveals and represents how The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats our conceptualizations Sylvia Pankhurst of self and Attack of Apollyon: Revenge of the Locusts our roles in society are tenderly pieced together and may be fragile malleable than we ever thought

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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. In his soul wrenching introspective memoir Gregory Martin delves deeply into the whirlwind that shook up his family after his father s attempted suicide and ensuing admission of homosexuality What I admired about Martin s account was his braveness and honesty about his feelings during the whole process and how he mended no began anew a relationship with the man who over the course of his life had closeted not only his sexuality but also the trauma of being a survivor of incestual rape Who is this person my father Do any of us really know our parents their feelings their heartaches their experiences Martin lived with his father his whole life and never suspected the burdens of pain and guilt he carried insideI appreciated Martin s contrasting thoughts and feelings as a son and then as a father when he faced explaining the situation to his own children He managed to come to grips with his father s newfound identity and even feel sort of happy for him as he learned of his father s first steps towards moving on with his life as a single gay manOverall I found it interesting to see how Martin so adeuately dissected his emotions and managed to heal his own heart after a painful family situation A beautiful moving psychological 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. 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 at times challenged to think about how I would have handled talking to my son about the events that transpire in the book or similarly difficult topics but that alone was not compelling enough reason to stay engaged I do feel that Martin understands and struggles with the fact that he s not handling the situation as effectively as he d would like and I respect the vulnerability that he puts on display Fundamentally however it s not a display I cared to participate in Beyond Temptation of two young boys with humor and bracing candor Stories for Boys is resonant with conflicting emotions and the complexities Past Due Debt Collection 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 Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt order to keep loving th. I echo what many reviewers have said I felt the real focal point The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline of this book was with the father whom we The Accidental Activist of his son the author As a father myself I was at times challenged to think about how I would have handled talking to my son about the events that transpire in the book Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions or similarly difficult topics but that alone was not compelling enough reason to stay engaged I do feel that Martin understands and struggles with the fact that he s not handling the situation as effectively as he d would like and I respect the vulnerability that he puts Brenda has a dragon in her blood on display Fundamentally however it s not a display I cared to participate in


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