Reflections on a Secret Life. USA 2011, 288 pp., illustrated, hardbound, € 22.95Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.Skyhorse
James Hormel - a man who grew up feeling different not only because his family built the SPAM meatpacking »empire« and lived in the only mansion in his small Midwestern town, but because he was gay at a time when homosexuality was not mentioned, never mind accepted. Outwardly, he tried to live up to the life his parents wanted for him - he was a successful professional, married to a lovely woman, and father of five children - but as the volatility of the late 1960s reshaped the American psyche, Hormel felt he could no longer hide his true self. Hormel became an antiwar activist, fought homophobia, lost half of his friends to AIDS, and set out to become the first openly gay US ambassador, a post he won during the Clinton era after a vicious, 7-year battle.