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10 thoughts on “Family Outing

  1. says:

    I guess I was supposed to think that reading about this guy being a jerk for most of his teenage and adult life was funny I didn t think it was funny, and I felt sorry for his mother for having to put up with him I also don t feel like the author is as okay with his mother s sexual ori...


  2. says:

    A memoir coming of age book Muchthan just dealing with his gay mom but also a very honest look at his own struggles with identity Sometimes tries too hard to be funny with wacky analogies But a decent book, definitelyhonest than a lot of what is out there.


  3. says:

    Coming to terms with a suddenly out gay parent What would you do if a neighbor said your mother was a lesbian Troy broke down and cried He didn t really understand what lesbian or homosexual meant, but he knew something had drastically changed and he had lost his mother Family Outing is Troy s destructive journey away from and circuitous path back to his mother Family and friends distanced themselves from Troy s mother when she came out, and so did Troy He told the family counselor it didn Coming to terms with a suddenly out gay parent What would you do if a neighbor said your mother was a lesbian Troy broke down and cried He didn t really understand what lesbian or homosexual meant, but he knew something had drastically changed and he had lost his mother Family Outing is Troy s destructive journey away from and circuitous path back to his mother Family and friends distanced themselves from Troy s mother when she came out, and so did Troy He told the family counselor it didn t matter as long as his mother was happy, but he lied It did matter It wasn t as hard for Troy as it was for his sister because Kim could seeof herself in our mother, and it sufficiently scared the crap out of her In my case, well thank God it wasn t Dad Troy chronicles his descent into juvenile delinquency, a brief almost acquai...


  4. says:

    i probably have a biased opinion here, but my bias also probably goes both ways.this book is HILARIOUS at times just like the author , but also seems like its really trying to hard at times just like the author i definitely had some great laughs while reading it, but overall, was just ready for it to be done with i prefer johnson s writing in magazine articles it s really good in small doses just like the author it should be noted, however, that both my mother and i are mentioned in th i probably have a biased opinion here, but my bias also probably goes both ways.this book is HILARIOUS at times just like the author , but also seems like its really trying to hard at times just like the author i...


  5. says:

    This is an interesting book, about a guy who found out his mom was gay when he was an adolescent He s very funny at times, and the book brings up issues about what it s like to grow up with a gay parent, issues those touchy feely books never get into But the boo...


  6. says:

    Humorous, well written, and interesting memoir of a guy who is unable to cope with his mother being a lesbian so he becomes a drunk slutty bigot and then has to find his way back from being a total asshole The author is...


  7. says:

    Such lousy cover art for such a gut wrenching, laugh out loud account of being the son of a mother he thought was traditional only to find she s gay Written years after its setting, every detail is remembered, and especially the angst in knowing his mother represents his fiercest ally as well as...


  8. says:

    Funny and honest


  9. says:

    a funny queerspawn memoir


  10. says:

    It was good Made me cry, made me laugh too.


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Family Outing Like Most Teenagers, Troy Johnson Was Obsessed With Sex, But His Coming Of Age Took A Sharp Turn When In The Era Before Don T Ask, Don T Tell He Learned His Mother Was A Lesbian When He Found Out Her Secret During A Surprise Visit From Her Ex Lover His Head Spun Does That Mean Mom Cruises Schoolyards Does That Mean I Have The Gay Gene If I Sleep With Enough Women, Will It Create An Anti Gay Force Field Around Me With Searing Wit And Candor, FAMILY OUTING Details The Metamorphosis Of An Average American Kid From Mom Hating Bigot To Pride Going Breeder, Taking Head On The Politics Of Sexual Identity, The Delusions Of Suburban Delinquency, And The Salvation Of Getting A Clue You Won T Find A Bowl Of Chicken Soup For The Kids Of Gays Here Just The Truth, Served Up With A Side Of Sarcasm And Extra Laughs.