Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son

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Draws on the diaries of Bobby Griffith, a gay youth who committed suicide, to trace his mother's struggle to face her son's sexuality.

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Thanks for response, and news about movie version of book
Thanks to those fans who submitted such insightful reviews of "Bobby" and here's a bit of news: Susan Sarandon has signed on to produce a major television film of "Prayers for Bobby." This exciting development leads us to hope that the story and its message may reach millions of people ---about a year from now. Thanks again. I welcome E-mail comments, too.

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 201 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy .and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict-for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was quot; wrongquot; -Bobby chose to take his own life. Prayers for Bobby , nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion. But it is also the story of Bobby s mother, a fearful churchgoer who first prayed that her son would be quot; healed, quot; then anguished over hi suicide, and ultimately transformed herself into a national crusader for gay and lesbian youth. As told through Bobby s poignant journal entries and his mother s reminiscences, Prayers for Bobby is at once a moving personal story, a true profile in courage, and a call to arms to parents everywhere. quot; The value of the Griffith story .is undeniable. [It] should be required reading for every parent, every school teacher, and anyone who has ever doubted that words can kill.quot; - The Washington Post quot; This book will become an instant classic. And it will save lives of countless young people.quot; -- The Advocate quot; .A heartrending story of two journeys: Bobby s spiral toward death and Mary s toward personal responsibility. Aarons has performed a major public service, as has the entire Griffith family-especially Bobby, whose death will surely save many others.quot; --Los Angeles Times quot; The book is not a tragedy. Because of Mary Griffith s gutsy sensibility and her tireless efforts to help others .Prayers for Bobby is a book about hope.quot; -- San Francisco Chronicle. Bookseller Inventory # KNV9780062511232

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 201 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy .and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict-for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was quot; wrongquot; -Bobby chose to take his own life. Prayers for Bobby , nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion. But it is also the story of Bobby s mother, a fearful churchgoer who first prayed that her son would be quot; healed, quot; then anguished over hi suicide, and ultimately transformed herself into a national crusader for gay and lesbian youth. As told through Bobby s poignant journal entries and his mother s reminiscences, Prayers for Bobby is at once a moving personal story, a true profile in courage, and a call to arms to parents everywhere. quot; The value of the Griffith story .is undeniable. [It] should be required reading for every parent, every school teacher, and anyone who has ever doubted that words can kill.quot; - The Washington Post quot; This book will become an instant classic. And it will save lives of countless young people.quot; -- The Advocate quot; .A heartrending story of two journeys: Bobby s spiral toward death and Mary s toward personal responsibility. Aarons has performed a major public service, as has the entire Griffith family-especially Bobby, whose death will surely save many others.quot; --Los Angeles Times quot; The book is not a tragedy. Because of Mary Griffith s gutsy sensibility and her tireless efforts to help others .Prayers for Bobby is a book about hope.quot; -- San Francisco Chronicle. Bookseller Inventory # KNV9780062511232

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