One Family's Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality. USA 2012, 290 pp., hardbound, € 23.49Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.Penguin USA
Three years ago, John Schwartz, a national correspondent for »The New York Times«, got a call that every parent hopes never to receive: his 13-year-old son, Joe, was in the hospital following a suicide attempt. Mustering the courage to come out to his classmates, Joe had delivered a tirade about homophobic and sexist attitudes that was greeted with unease and confusion by his fellow students. Hours later, he took an overdose of pills. Joe recovered and returned to his family. Determined to help their son feel more comfortable in his own skin, Schwartz and his wife, Jeanne, launched their own search for services and groups that could help Joe know he wasn't alone. Interweaving his narrative with chapters on psychology, law, and common questions, Schwartz shares lessons about helping gay kids learn how to cope in a potentially hostile world.