'74 and Sunny

'74 and Sunny

Book - 2015
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A.J. Benza's distinctive blend of wit, dry humor, and genuine tenderness shines through this candid, compelling memoir about the summer of 1974 when his shy, effeminate cousin comes to live with A.J.'s family, which is dominated by his short-tempered, outspoken, hyper-masculine father. At its core, A.J.'s story is about learning that "being exactly who you were meant to be is the only thing that matters." Through anecdotes of fishing with his father, playing tackle football, and conquering neighborhood bullies, he tells a story of triumph and acceptance, of a loving but rough-around- the-edges family that puts aside its prejudices to welcome with open arms a young boy struggling to understand his sexuality and ultimately accept himself.
Published: New York :, Gallery Books,, 2015.
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476738789
1476738785
Branch Call Number: 306.8508 BEN
Characteristics: 294 pages ;,22 cm

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