9780062511232

Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son

Aarons, Leroy

ISBN 10: 0062511238 / 0-06-251123-8
ISBN 13: 9780062511232
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy ...and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict-for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was "wrong"-Bobby chose to take his own life.

Prayers for Bobby, nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion. But it is also the story of Bobby's mother, a fearful churchgoer who first prayed that her son would be "healed," then anguished over his suicide, and ultimately transformed herself into a national crusader for gay and lesbian youth.

As told through Bobby's poignant journal entries and his mother's reminiscences, Prayers for Bobby is at once a moving personal story, a true profile in courage, and a call to arms to parents everywhere.


Review:
For those whose religious beliefs hinder them from openness and acceptance of gay love--the story of Mary Griffith, the woman whose compassion and understanding grew as she struggled with the legacy of her gay son's suicide.

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Book Description: HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 210 x 133 mm. Brand New Book. Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy .and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict-for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was quot; wrongquot; -Bobby chose to take his own life. Prayers for Bobby , nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion. But it is also the story of Bobby s mother, a fearful churchgoer who first prayed that her son would be quot; healed, quot; then anguished over hi suicide, and ultimately transformed herself into a national crusader for gay and lesbian youth. As told through Bobby s poignant journal entries and his mother s reminiscences, Prayers for Bobby is at once a moving personal story, a true profile in courage, and a call to arms to parents everywhere. quot; The value of the Griffith story .is undeniable. [It] should be required reading for every parent, every school teacher, and anyone who has ever doubted that words can kill.quot; - The Washington Post quot; This book will become an instant classic. And it will save lives of countless young people.quot; -- The Advocate quot; .A heartrending story of two journeys: Bobby s spiral toward death and Mary s toward personal responsibility. Aarons has performed a major public service, as has the entire Griffith family-especially Bobby, whose death will surely save many others.quot; --Los Angeles Times quot; The book is not a tragedy. Because of Mary Griffith s gutsy sensibility and her tireless efforts to help others .Prayers for Bobby is a book about hope.quot; -- San Francisco Chronicle. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780062511232

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Book Description: HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 210 x 133 mm. Brand New Book. Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy .and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict-for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was quot; wrongquot; -Bobby chose to take his own life. Prayers for Bobby , nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion. But it is also the story of Bobby s mother, a fearful churchgoer who first prayed that her son would be quot; healed, quot; then anguished over hi suicide, and ultimately transformed herself into a national crusader for gay and lesbian youth. As told through Bobby s poignant journal entries and his mother s reminiscences, Prayers for Bobby is at once a moving personal story, a true profile in courage, and a call to arms to parents everywhere. quot; The value of the Griffith story .is undeniable. [It] should be required reading for every parent, every school teacher, and anyone who has ever doubted that words can kill.quot; - The Washington Post quot; This book will become an instant classic. And it will save lives of countless young people.quot; -- The Advocate quot; .A heartrending story of two journeys: Bobby s spiral toward death and Mary s toward personal responsibility. Aarons has performed a major public service, as has the entire Griffith family-especially Bobby, whose death will surely save many others.quot; --Los Angeles Times quot; The book is not a tragedy. Because of Mary Griffith s gutsy sensibility and her tireless efforts to help others .Prayers for Bobby is a book about hope.quot; -- San Francisco Chronicle. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780062511232

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