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Brave Face
Brave Face: A Memoir | Shaun David Hutchinson
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Critically acclaimed author of We Are the Antsdescribed as having hints of Vonneguts Slaughterhouse-Five (School Library Journal)opens up about what led to an attempted suicide in his teens, and his path back from the experience. I wasnt depressed because I was gay. I was depressed and gay. Shaun David Hutchinson was nineteen. Confused. Struggling to find the vocabulary to understand and accept who he was and how he fit into a community in which he couldnt see himself. The voice of depression told him that he would never be loved or wanted, while powerful and hurtful messages from society told him that being gay meant love and happiness werent for him. A million moments large and small over the years all came together to convince Shaun that he couldnt keep going, that he had no future. And so he followed through on trying to make that a reality. Thankfully Shaun survived, and over time, came to embrace how grateful he is and how to find self-acceptance. In this courageous and deeply honest memoir, Shaun takes readers through the journey of what brought him to the edge, and what has helped him truly believe that it does get better.
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brainsergion
Brave Face: A Memoir | Shaun David Hutchinson
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I loved this book because it highlighted the unique challenges of navigating mental illness and a queer/ace Identity.

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Buechersuechtling 👋🏼 Hi, welcome to Litsy. This cosy community has a steady place in my daily routine and I hope that you enjoy it here, too‼️ Happy reading. 📚👓 3d
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LibrarianJen
Brave Face: A Memoir | Shaun David Hutchinson
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1. Honestly? Sleep.
2. I want to read the tagged and then there is also one called “Nuking the Moon” and then I‘m getting my husband a new BBQ book for Father‘s Day
3. Cucumber sandwiches, salads with fruits, kolsch style beers
4. 107(f) but I know we were hotter last year but I can‘t find the temp records.
5. @LokiDokey @Cupofjo @Bookworm83

@laurenslibrary #thursdaysurvey

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BethFishReads
Brave Face: A Memoir | Shaun David Hutchinson
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This week‘s round up: memoir, thrillers, rom-coms, and more. Though geared to teens they all have adult crossover appeal. Look the books up here on Litsy or see my thoughts on my blog: https://www.bethfishreads.com/2019/05/7-contemporary-stories-that-tackle.html?m=...

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Kelly
Brave Face: A Memoir | Shaun David Hutchinson
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Diving in.

bookishkris Have this on pre order; so many great queer books coming up! 9mo
Kelly @bookishkris this one is great! 9mo
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rachelsbrittain
Brave Face: A Memoir | Shaun David Hutchinson
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I'll be honest, I didn't love this as much as I wanted to. I love SDH's fiction so I was really hoping for something great from him memoir & it fell a little short for me. It's really important in a lot of way--very frank discussions of depression, self harm, suicidal thoughts, sexuality, internalized homophobia, etc-- but the narrative structure (particularly in the first half) was just kind of flimsy. Glad I read it, but I wasn't blown away.

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rachelsbrittain
Brave Face: A Memoir | Shaun David Hutchinson
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1. Brave Face, Save the Cat Writes a Novel, and How Long Til Black Future Month?

2. On the Come Up

3. I'm more of a night owl, but I do love mornings

#weekendreads