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Stories I Told Myself: A Memoir

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Date Issued:
2014
Abstract/Description:
Stories I Told Myself: A Memoir explores the experience of growing up gay in the 1980s. It is one boy's journey toward self-acceptance set against the conservative backdrop of a rural community on California's central coast. The story illuminates the hunger for a life different than the one being lived, and the ever-present sense of being different exacerbated by bullying and unrequited love. It is a narrative of evolving identity, and includes cultural insights and societal context of the time period. The author poses a fundamental question, (")How did I make it out of the 80's alive?(") and he explores the answer with poignant humor and self-examination. Mr. Crimmins shows that, beyond the constraints of time and place, the process of coming out remains an important and consistent element of the queer experience.
Title: Stories I Told Myself: A Memoir.
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Name(s): Crimmins, Brian, Author
Neal, Mary, Committee Chair
Roney, Lisa, Committee Member
Uttich, Laurie, Committee Member
, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Stories I Told Myself: A Memoir explores the experience of growing up gay in the 1980s. It is one boy's journey toward self-acceptance set against the conservative backdrop of a rural community on California's central coast. The story illuminates the hunger for a life different than the one being lived, and the ever-present sense of being different exacerbated by bullying and unrequited love. It is a narrative of evolving identity, and includes cultural insights and societal context of the time period. The author poses a fundamental question, (")How did I make it out of the 80's alive?(") and he explores the answer with poignant humor and self-examination. Mr. Crimmins shows that, beyond the constraints of time and place, the process of coming out remains an important and consistent element of the queer experience.
Identifier: CFE0005152 (IID), ucf:50710 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-05-01
M.F.A.
Arts and Humanities, English
Masters
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Subject(s): creative nonfiction -- memoir -- queer -- LGBT -- gay -- coming of age -- 1980s -- self-acceptance
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005152
Restrictions on Access: campus 2019-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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