Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Paul Monette
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Chapter 1

• Paul Monette believes his childhood is unlike other straight men who have expectations and milestones to fulfill.

• Paul lives his life in the closet, living off of self-pity.

• Presently, Paul has buried another boyfriend due to AIDs.

• Paul writes this story to help other gay men even if they do not understand until they are out of the closet.

• Paul believes being out of the closet lifts a pain that is like no other.

• In Paul's childhood, he grows up in Andover, MA, now a suburb of Boston.

• His father Paul works as a manger of trucks delivering oil to houses with French Canadian descent.

• Paul's mother Jackie is English.

• In the 1950's, as Paul grows up, the Red Scare is the topic and homosexuals are hated as much as Communists.

• Paul recalls two memories. One is Paul and his father driving past a graveyard and Paul...

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