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The Velvet Rage By Alan Downs

The Velvet Rage
by Alan Downs

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"The Velvet Rage is becoming a touchstone in gay culture just as Goodbye to Berlin was in the 30s, A Boy's Own Story in the 60s and Faggots in the 70s."--Observer (UK)
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The Velvet Rage Summary


The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World by Alan Downs

Today's gay man enjoys unprecedented, hard-won social acceptance. Despite this victory, however, serious problems still exist. Substance abuse, depression, suicide, and sex addiction among gay men are at an all-time high, causing many to ask,"Are we really better off?" Drawing on contemporary research, psychologist Alan Downs's own struggle with shame and anger, and stories from his patients, The Velvet Rage passionately describes the stages of a gay man's journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behaviour. Updated to reflect the effects of the many recent social, cultural, and political changes, 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.

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The Velvet Rage Reviews


Philadelphia Gay News bestseller, 5/11/12 "A groundbreaking examination of the psychology of homosexuality, why it leads to shame over one's identity and how to overcome it. This book has remarkable staying power." Artvoice, 11/26/15 "The clearest, most succinct delineation of the origins and consequences of internalized homophobia, and how to address them."

About Alan Downs


Alan Downs, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist practicing in Beverly Hills, California. The former CEO of Michael's House Treatment centre, Downs now maintains a thriving private psychotherapy practice and an intensive outpatient addiction program.

Additional information

GOR004868903
The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World by Alan Downs
Alan Downs
Used - Very Good
Paperback
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
2012-06-01
272
0738215678
9780738215679
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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