Not Like Other Boys, Growing Up Gay by Marlene Fanta Shyer and Christopher Shyer by Marlene Fanta Shyer
Approx. 91,130 words.
Published on June 6, 2013.
In alternating voices, this frank memoir chronicles the long journey mother and son took from a relationship of concealment and shame about Chris's homosexuality to one of acceptance and love. Marlene and Chris tell the story of their parallel lives during the troubled years each of them kept silent about their suspicions, all the while yearning to reveal the truth.