Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story Topics for Discussion

Paul Monette
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As a young child, Paul doesn't see his homosexual inclinations as wrong. However, after he witnesses the vicious bullying of his classmate, he changes his mind. How does this incident change Paul's life and his point of view about being gay and coming out?

Throughout the book, Paul continues to bring up the incident when his mom walks in on him playing naked with Kite. How does the incident and its aftermath affect Paul and his relationship with his mom? How do his feelings afterwards arise later on in his life?

What historical events occur throughout the story and give reference to the time period in which it took place?

Describe the evolution of Paul's relationship with his parents. How does his opinion of them change as he reaches adulthood from how he sees them as he grows up?

As an adult, Paul's therapist urges him to...

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