Coming out of the closet is the definitive experience for many lesbian and gay people. In "Hide and Speak: How to Free Ourselves From Our Secrets," Kittredge Cherry provides a program to guide readers through the process of discovery, acceptance and appropriate disclosure of a lesbian or gay sexual orientation. This multi-stage process helps readers to gain insights that can change their lives. "Hide and Speak" also examines the spiritual dimensions of coming out and draws connections between lesbian and gay issues and other personal secrets, including addiction and childhood abuse. Complete with practical exercises, "Hide and Speak" inspires lesbians and gay men to break silence and begin to speak.
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Kittredge Cherry, the author of "Womansword: What Japanese Words Say About Women," has also written for "Newsweek" and "The Wall Street Journal." She edited "Equal Rites: Lesbian and Gay Worship, Ceremonies and Celebrations" (1995). A graduate of the University of Iowa, she studied in Japan on a Rotary International Journalism Scholarship and earned a master's degree from Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California. She lives with her spouse Audrey Lockwood, a cat, and a Great Dane.Review:
Most of the material concerns the problems facing gays and lesbians who want to "come out." Using her experience as a lesbian minister, Cherry (author of "Womansword," Kodansha, 1987) writes sincerely and gently about homosexual issues. She includes exercises designed to foster self-discovery. ---Library Journal
I can't remember reading a happier combination of the self-help and the inspirational quite as clear, readable and remarkable, quite as affirming as Kit Cherry's "Hide and Speak."... "Hide and Speak" is a book of loving and caring. It's genuine. And because it is genuine it is one of the few books with important messages for all of us who hide. I am by nature a "yes, but" kind of person. No matter the advice, no matter the formula for success, I always have a "yes, but" response. Kit Cherry has anticipated all the "yes, but" responses, at least all mine, and for me that's where the real value of the book lies... Finally a word about style. I should have trusted my friend who recommended this book, for she is herself a warm, understanding and caring. ...The author... understands that thre are differences in the basic natures of the male and female... and she explores those differences in approving ways. She understands and accepts the realities of the world as it is out there and helps us all, male and female, to go with the flow... If...pastors dare have required reading lists for their congregants, "Hide and Speak" should be near the top, right below "The New Testament." ----"For All the Saints" Journal -- Book Description
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