SUCH CHARMING EXILES: How Two Gay Women Learned to Live Openly and Love Fiercely by Marilyn MehrSUCH CHARMING EXILES: How Two Gay Women Learned to Live Openly and Love Fiercely by Marilyn Mehr

SUCH CHARMING EXILES: How Two Gay Women Learned to Live Openly and Love Fiercely

byMarilyn Mehr, Betty Walker

Paperback | January 25, 2017

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SUCH CHARMING EXILES is a classic American story with a gay twist showing that self-awareness, courage and commitment enable two women to embrace who they are and declare their love openly. 
Both authors are psychologists and professors who have been together for over forty years. Not only have they successfully pursued their professions, they have been activists, trying to change history: early on, protesting the Vietnam War; and then working for civil rights. They tell how they struggled against the invisibility and/or scorn of American society until finally they speak out proudly about their long relationship.

Although members of a closeted minority, they have lived the American story: Marilyn grew up in California, the child of Mormon parents and the first woman in her family to finish college; Betty grew up in the South Bronx, smart enough to be accepted to Manhattan’s prestigious Hunter College High School. Like all women, they had to deal with the many expectations of family, teachers and friends. As they struggled with their relationship, despite infidelity, alcoholism, and dishonesty, the fierceness of their love transformed them. The lessons they learned hold not only for gay women and their families, but for all women.

Title:SUCH CHARMING EXILES: How Two Gay Women Learned to Live Openly and Love FiercelyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.47 inPublished:January 25, 2017Publisher:BookLocker.com IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1634920775

ISBN - 13:9781634920773

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Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter One - A Clash of Jobs and IdealsChapter Two - Leaving What I LoveChapter Three - Alone at the Czech BorderChapter Four - Changing Minds Changing HeartsChapter Five - First Among OthersChapter Six - Opening the DoorChapter Seven - Sobering UpChapter Eight - Attending to MyselfChapter Nine - Telling My ParentsChapter Ten - Reaching BeyondEpilogueAcknowledgmentsAbout the Authors