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The velvet rage

Alan Downs

The velvet rage

overcoming the pain of growing up gay in a straight man"s world

by Alan Downs

  • 135 Want to read
  • 4 Currently reading

Published by Da Capo Lifelong in [New York] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shame,
  • Psychology,
  • Gay men,
  • Psychological aspects,
  • Social conditions,
  • Coming out (Sexual orientation)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 239) and index.

    StatementAlan Downs
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHQ76 .D69 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 252 p. ;
    Number of Pages252
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25379547M
    ISBN 100738215678
    ISBN 109780738215679
    LC Control Number2012933548
    OCLC/WorldCa794592768

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Psychologist Alan Downs` guide to authentic living for the gay male, ‘The Velvet Rage,` is a valuable self-help tool for gay men struggling to break free from a life of insecurity, self-loathing, and most of all, shame/5(). The Velvet Rage is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men/5(29).

The Velvet Rage explores the typical stages of growing up and coming out as gay. Alan looks at the shame and rage we overcome as we become out and looks at how we compensate and seek validation as authentic human beings. He quotes examples of men he has worked with throughout the book, which does add life to the text/5.

The Velvet Rage is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men/5(). The Velvet Rage () About book: This is kind of at the intersection of 2 genres I seldom read: non-fiction about LGBT issues, and popular psychology.

The former genre is something I've just never paid much attention to, the latter is something I've actively ignored from my own snobby contempt.

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Terri Schlichenmeyer. Comments are closed. Support LGBTQ Journalism. The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World: Downs Ph. D., Alan, Downs, Alan: Books - (). The Velvet Rage is an excellent & essential read for all gay men. Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse.

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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 October Verified s: Q Syndicate " [An] excellent new book The Velvet Rage is a chronicle of furtive pathos, anger, compensatory fabulousness, despair, sex addiction, and flickerings of hope as its wounded actors make their way by uncertain stages toward a light of authenticity and self-acceptance their culture does not want them to find or even see/5().

The Velvet Rage is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men.

Preview this book» What people are saying - Write a review. The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man’s World is a kind of self-help manual for gay men. It explores the structure and reasoning behind contemporary gay life and links many gay emotional disturbances to the difficulties of living in a predominantly heterosexual society.

It is a controversial theory, but for a book whose only marketing campaign has been word of mouth, it is having a profound impact.

The Velvet Rage was first published inbut it has been a slow-burn success – in each of his royalty statements Downs has noticed that sales have markedly increased.

Drawing on contemporary psychological research, the author’s own journey, and the stories of many of his friends and clients, Velvet Rage addresses the myth of gay pride and outlines three stages to emotional well-being for gay men.

The revised and expanded edition covers issues related to gay marriage. The velvet rage: overcoming the pain of growing up gay in a straight man's world The roots of rage -- The little boy with the big secret -- Ugly truths & high fashion dreams -- Out & raging -- Drowning -- Bewitched, betrayed -- The real me: a crisis of identity -- Paying the piper -- Stuck in shame: the vicious cycle -- In the mood for a Pages: Daniel Devenney takes a look at early 21st Century gay literature, Alan Downs’ The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man’s World, and discovers how quickly times have changed.

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The largest challenge I faced while reading The Velvet Rage was having to constantly remind myself that Downs wrote this book for the “masses” and not for academia or research. And as often as I did this, I still wound up harshly judging Downs’ generic and stereotypical observations, which I do for anyone including my own.

Book Review: The Velvet Rage Dr Alan Downs, PhD. There is something about The Velvet Rage that feels almost as though Alan Downs is sitting down to an intimate chat with you, exploring the seemingly common themes amongst gay men’s lives that are influenced and often impacted from the effects of toxic shame and inauthenticity.

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