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Mama's Boy

Mama's Boy

A Story from Our Americas

  • Author: Dustin Lance Black
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 1524733288
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 416
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This heartfelt, deeply personal memoir explores how a celebrated filmmaker and activist and his conservative Mormon mother built bridges across today’s great divides—and how our stories hold the power to heal. Dustin Lance Black wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for Milk and helped overturn California’s anti–gay marriage Proposition 8, but as an LGBTQ activist he has unlikely origins—a conservative Mormon household outside San Antonio, Texas. His mother, Anne, was raised in rural Louisiana and contracted polio when she was two years old. She endured brutal surgeries, as well as braces and crutches for life, and was told that she would never have children or a family. Willfully defying expectations, she found salvation in an unlikely faith, raised three rough-and-rowdy boys, and escaped the abuse and violence of two questionably devised Mormon marriages before finding love and an improbable career in the U.S. civil service. By the time Lance came out to his mother at age twenty-one, he was a blue-state young man studying the arts instead of going on his Mormon mission. She derided his sexuality as a sinful choice and was terrified for his future. It may seem like theirs was a house destined to be divided, and at times it was. This story shines light on what it took to remain a family despite such division—a journey that stretched from the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to the woodsheds of East Texas. In the end, the rifts that have split a nation couldn’t end this relationship that defined and inspired their remarkable lives. Mama’s Boy is their story. It’s a story of the noble quest for a plane higher than politics—a story of family, foundations, turmoil, tragedy, elation, and love. It is a story needed now more than ever.

Mama's Boy

Mama's Boy

  • Author: Robert Hood
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595394779
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 312
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Mama's Boy describes the life of author Robert Hood: his early years in a coal-mining village during the Depression, his life in the navy during World War II, and his later professional success. At the heart of Hood's memoir is his proud and talented mother, who is determined that her headstrong son will become somebody. But the impish boy is more interested in sports than poetry recitations or declamation contests. Anxious to enter the war, seventeen-year-old Hood enlists in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and serves on Guam. He returns, attends college, and eventually ends up in New York City as the editor-in-chief of Boys' Life Magazine. As Hood achieves success, he meets some of the distinguished artists and authors of the twentieth century. He lunches with Andre Kertesz, Alex Haley, and Isaac Asimov; takes tea with Salvador Dali and Philippe Halsman; and chats on the phone with Margaret Coit, Catherine Drinker Bowen, and Margaret Bourke-White. He also interviews great athletes such as Hank Greenberg, Mickey Mantle, and Willie Mays. But most important to Hood are those people in his family who mentored him so well. Mama's Boy pays tribute to his parents, grandparents, siblings, uncles, and aunt. His love for them bears witness to the endurance of human memory.

Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son

Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son

A Memoir of Growing Up, Coming Out, and Changing America's Schools

  • Author: Kevin Jennings
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 0807097268
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 280
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Long before Kevin Jennings began advocating to end anti-LGBT bias in schools, he was a victim of it. In Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son, Jennings traces the roots of his activism to his elementary school days in the conservative South, where "faggot" became more familiar to him than his own name. Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son is that rare memoir that is both a riveting personal story and an inside account of a critical chapter in our recent history. Creating safe schools for all youth is now a central part of the progressive agenda in American education—and Kevin Jennings is at the forefront of that fight. Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son earned an A- in Entertainment Weekly, was featured in Salon and The Advocate, and was called "a great read" by People. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mama's Boy

Mama's Boy

The True Story of a Serial Killer and His Mother

  • Author: Richard T. Pienciak
  • Publisher: Onyx Books
  • ISBN: 9780451407481
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 384
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Updated for the paperback version, the story of serial murderer Eric Napoletano recounts how his mother, Carolyn, used blackmail, bullying, and a Ponzi scheme to help her killer son elude capture. Reprint.

Mama's Boy: Game Over

Mama's Boy: Game Over

  • Author: David Goudreault
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781771666176
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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At the end of this story I'm going to kill myself. And then die. That's the way it is. All good things must come to an end, including me. Mama's Boy: Game Over is the third and final book in David Goudreault's bleakly comic bestselling Mama's Boy trilogy. Mama's Boy has been transferred from prison to a psychiatric hospital. He manages to escape, and goes on the run in Montreal, hiding in plain sight. In his short but eventful life, Mama's Boy has already managed to achieve most of his ambitions: fame, fatherhood and friendship, at least in his own rather skewed perspective. But one goal remains: tracking down and reuniting with his estranged mother. By turns poignant and deeply uncomfortable, Mama's Boy's final journey is a wild, desperate bid for freedom, love, and family. Praise for Mama's Boy: "David Goudreault will captivate you from the first line!" --Kim Thuy, author of Vi and Ru

Mama's Boy

Mama's Boy

Momism and Homophobia in Postwar American Culture

  • Author: Roel van den Oever
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137295082
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 209
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In postwar America, the discourse of Momism advanced the idea that an over-affectionate or too-distant mother hampers the social and psychosexual development of her children, in particular her sons. Deemed worst of all was the outcome of homosexuality, since the period saw an intense policing of sexual deviance. van den Oever zooms in on four instances of the cultural representation of Momism: The Grotto, by Grace Zaring Stone, Suddenly Last Summer, by Tennessee Williams, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, and Portnoy's Complaint, by Philip Roth, to offer new commentary on canonical texts, a particular moment in American culture, and future reading strategies.

Mama's Boy

Mama's Boy

  • Author: Diane Richards
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595526039
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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An obsessive love between a mother and her three sons compels a desperate family into a nightmare of incest, violence and an unspeakable outcome.

Mama's Boy

Mama's Boy

  • Author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476714959
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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"When her son is accused of a violent crime, church first lady Gloria Jones finds herself battling his prosecutor--as well as her own inner demons--to save him in this drama-filled novel from bestselling, award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley. Gloria Jones is living a mother's worst fear. There's a massive manhunt for her son after a regular night out with friends escalated into the fatal shooting of a police officer. Her husband, esteemed minister Elton Jones, is humiliated by the news, complicating an already strained relationship with his son. And everyone in Jasper, Texas, a town already ripe with racial tension, is up in arms. But the killer they're searching for isn't the son Gloria knows, and now she must decide whether to turn him in or help him run. As the seventeen-year-old battles for his life, Gloria turns to the woman hell bent on bringing him to justice--prosecutor Kay Christiansen. Kay has built a solid record putting criminals behind bars and now, as she's about to ride the record to the city's top spot--Mayor of Houston--this new case could threaten everything she's worked for. But a mother's love knows no boundaries, and Gloria will have to face an ugly past and tackle painful secrets in an effort to save her son"--

The Mama's Boy Myth

The Mama's Boy Myth

Why Keeping Our Sons Close Makes Them Stronger

  • Author: Kate Stone Lombardi
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101561092
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 336
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A New York Times contributor offers a radical reexamination of a hot-button issue of the mother and son relationship and advocates the end of the "mama's boy" taboo. New York Times contributor Kate Stone Lombardi unveils the surprisingly close relationship between mothers and sons. Mother after mother confessed to Lombardi that her husband, brothers, and even female friends and family criticize the fact that she is "too close" to her sons. Many of these women are often startled by the strong connection they feel with their sons; but rarely do they talk about it because society tells them to push their little boys away and not "baby" them with too much cuddling and comforting. It is as if there were an existing playbook-based on gender preconceptions dating back to Freud, Oedipus, and beyond-that prescribes the way mothers and their sons should interact. Lombardi's much-needed narrative is the first and only book to share truly revealing interviews with mothers who have close relationships with their sons, as well as interviews with these women's sons and husbands. Lombardi persuasively argues that the rise of the new male-one who is more emotionally intelligent and more sensitive without being less "manly"-is directly attributable to women who are rejecting the "mama's boy" taboo. Highlighting new scientific studies, The Mama's Boy Myth begins a fresh story-one that will be welcomed by mothers, fathers, and sons alike.

Mama's Boy

Mama's Boy

A Novel

  • Author: Rick DeMarinis
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • ISBN: 1609801466
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 185
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Gus Reppo's parents have everything figured out for their son, right down to the county where they hope he'll practice dentistry. And when they follow him to the air force base where he enlists—who else will make sure he's served adequate meals?—he realizes it’s not going to be easy shaking off his kin, or their Mantovani obsession. After his mother introduces the possibility that his parents are not who they seem, Gus’s life takes a turn for the weird, in this latest hilarious novel from American original DeMarinis.