If being gay in the new millennium is a good thing, why is it still so unthinkable for a straight man to get f**ked now and then? In these dark and dirty stories Ken Shakin probes the mind and body of the man next door. The hunk, the nerd, the thug, and the dentist. Anonymous men prowl the pages of reportage about normal life and sex stranger than fiction, told as literary gossip by a storyteller who only has to pick up the phone to hear all about it, straight from the horse´s mouth. In each twisted tale top and bottom reveal themselves through a common interest, the act that resists the label. Opposites attract, whatever else you call it. Even in the men´s room. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Newton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027497/bk_acx0_027497_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Out of the Shadows: Reimagining Gay Men´s Lives, by Walt Odets, read by Will Damron. Even in our modern progressive world, it´s not easy to be a gay man. While young men often come out more readily, even those from the most liberal of backgrounds still struggle to accept themselves and experience stigma, shame and difficulties with intimate relationships. They also suffer from ongoing trauma wrought by the AIDS epidemic, something that is all too often relegated to history. Drawing on a lifetime´s work as a clinical psychologist, Walt Odets uses the stories of his patients as well as those of his own deep relationships with other gay men to illuminate how these difficulties may be overcome. From a 74-year-old who felt able to come out only after his wife had died, to the boy raised in a strict religious family who worked his way to San Francisco, to the middle-aged defence lawyer who left everything behind to embrace a new life, the experiences here explore everything from grief to survival, childhood pain to the definition of gay itself. Out of the Shadows shows us how a new way forward is possible through learning to accept ourselves and others as they are, and independently inventing our own lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Damron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001979/bk_pauk_001979_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.