On Being Different: What It Means to Be a Homosexual (Penguin Classics)

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Originally published in 1971, Merle Miller's On Being Different is a pioneering and thought-provoking book about being homosexual in the United States. Just two years after the Stonewall riots, Miller wrote a poignant essay for the New York Times Magazine entitled "What It Means To Be a Homosexual" in response to a homophobic article published in Harper's Magazine. Described as "the most widely read and discussed essay of the decade," the article was developed into the remarkable short book On Being Different - one of the earliest memoirs to affirm the importance of coming out.

Merle Miller (1919-1986) was an editor at Harper's Magazine, Time and The Nation and was the bestselling author of several books, including the novel A Gay and Melancholy Sound and Plain Speaking, a biography of Harry S Truman.

Dan Savage is the internationally syndicated columnist of 'Savage Love' and the author of several books.

Charles Kaiser is an author, journalist and blogger. His books include 1968 in America and The Gay Metropolis.

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"Without indulging in sensationalism or special pleading but making it clear that he was writing directly from his own experience, [Miller] bridged the gap between the 'straights' and the 'gays' in a way that few recent writers on the subject have done. He also put himself on the line as a well-known writer, who was not afraid to publicly acknowledge his homosexuality."--"Publishers Weekly"

"Forty years later, the story Miller tells remains important and necessary to read, not only for both gay and straight readers to understand 'the way it used to be, ' but because the issues Miller raised are still being discussed and argued about."--Nancy Pearl
"Merle Miller's "On Being Different" is a searing indictment of social hypocrisy, written with a quite but burning passion... This book is not only a valuable historical document about the gay civil rights movement, but it is an American classic because of the beauty it achieves through its unflinchingly honest portrayal of the raw pain of rejection." --David Carter, author "Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution"

"Brilliant, moving, and one is obliged to add, courageous narrative of personal homosexuality."--James A. Wechsler, columnist

"Merle Miller's "On Being Different" is a searing indictment of social hypocrisy, written with a quite but burning passion... This book is not only a valuable historical document about the gay civil rights movement, but it is an American classic because of the beauty it achieves through its unflinchingly honest portrayal of the raw pain of rejection."--David Carter, author"Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution"

"Without indulging in sensationalism or special pleading but making it clear that he was writing directly from his own experience, [Miller] bridged the gap between the 'straights' and the 'gays' in a way that few recent writers on the subject have done. He also put himself on the line as a well-known writer, who was not afraid to publicly acknowledge his homosexuality."--"Publishers Weekly"

"Forty years after Miller's article and book his eloquent voice is still poignant, still relevant to the ongoing struggle, our struggle for dignity and equal rights." -- Jonathan Ned Katz, Founder, Co-Director, OutHistory.org
"Forty years later, the story Miller tells remains important and necessary to read, not only for both gay and straight readers to understand 'the way it used to be, ' but because the issues Miller raised are still being discussed and argued about." -- Nancy Pearl
"Merle Miller's "On Being Different" is a searing indictment of social hypocrisy, written with a quite but burning passion... This book is not only a valuable historical document about the gay civil rights movement, but it is an American classic because of the beauty it achieves through its unflinchingly honest portrayal of the raw pain of rejection." -- David Carter, author "Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution"
"Without indulging in sensationalism or special pleading but making it clear that he was writing directly from his own experience, [Miller] bridged the gap between the 'straights' and the 'gays' in a way that few recent writers on the subject have done. He also put himself on the line as a well-known writer, who was not afraid to publicly acknowledge his homosexuality." -- "Publishers Weekly"
"Brilliant, moving, and one is obliged to add, courageous narrative of personal homosexuality." -- James A. Wechsler, columnist

Forty years after Miller s article and book his eloquent voice is still poignant, still relevant to the ongoing struggle, our struggle for dignity and equal rights. Jonathan Ned Katz, Founder, Co-Director, OutHistory.org
Forty years later, the story Miller tells remains important and necessary to read, not only for both gay and straight readers to understand the way it used to be, but because the issues Miller raised are still being discussed and argued about. Nancy Pearl
Merle Miller s On Being Different is a searing indictment of social hypocrisy, written with a quite but burning passion This book is not only a valuable historical document about the gay civil rights movement, but it is an American classic because of the beauty it achieves through its unflinchingly honest portrayal of the raw pain of rejection. David Carter, author Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution
Without indulging in sensationalism or special pleading but making it clear that he was writing directly from his own experience, [Miller] bridged the gap between the straights and the gays in a way that few recent writers on the subject have done. He also put himself on the line as a well-known writer, who was not afraid to publicly acknowledge his homosexuality. Publishers Weekly
Brilliant, moving, and one is obliged to add, courageous narrative of personal homosexuality. James A. Wechsler, columnist"

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