How I Learned to Snap

How I Learned to Snap : A Small-Town Coming-Out and Coming-Of-Age Story

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With bold Southern humor, journalist and performer Kirk Read takes readers on a guided tour of his precocious and courageous adolescence. Recalling his years as an openly gay high school student, Read describes how he navigated the hallways with his sense of humor and dignity intact. He fondly recalls his initiations into sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, as well as his "shy as neon" acts of rabble rousing during high school. How I Learned to Snap is a refreshingly victim-free story in which queer teenagers are creative, resilient, and ultimately heroic.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 127 x 198.12 x 12.7mm | 45.36g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0142002992
  • 9780142002995
  • 1,377,284

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"Read navigates his adolescent minefield of snap queens, rednecks, love, sex, family, booze, and punk rock with an astute eye for detail and a stunning capacity for compassion."
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About Kirk Read

Kirk Read is a nationally syndicated journalist and performer whose work has appeared in more than one hundred publications, including Out, Genre, and Christopher Street.
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