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The Soul Beneath the Skin: The Unseen Hearts and Habits of Gay Men

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2002

    Excellent Positive Reading!

    Soul Beneath the Skin is an excellent positive portrayal of TRUE gay life...I recommend you go out and purchase this book, gay or not, and you will enjoy it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2002

    A Positive Study of Gay Male Lives!

    This is a much needed and long awaited POSITIVE study of the contemporary gay male. This book should have been written years ago as it puts into proper perspective the many important contributions gay males have made to our society and how these contributions have been ignored, dismissed or overlooked. It exposes the myths and lies about gay male lives, and opens up to all who read this book the true accomplishments gay men have made in this world. It¿s an optimistic presentation and a valuable text for gay studies courses, or for anyone interested in the lives of gay men. It¿s intelligently written, yet an easily understandable book for anyone to read, learn from, and enjoy. This book explains how gay men have developed a culture where violence is almost nonexistent; where new forms of friendship, intimacy, and relationships have been developed with less sexual jealousy; where gay men and straight women have forged lasting relationships; and where volunteerism for both straight and gay causes is much higher than other segments of the population. THE SOUL BENEATH THE SKIN was a positive joy to read. It offers hope for those who are disappointed, and disillusioned with ¿the gay community¿ as it now stands. This book is surely ¿the light at the end of the tunnel¿. Hopefully, it will be read by all, gay and straight, so that a more appreciative understanding can be forged between all of us. All of the thanks goes to David Nimmons for taking the time and effort to do such an in-depth study of gay men¿s lives and the positive contributions they have made to society. A NEW BEGINNING! Joe Hanssen

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2002

    A pleasant surprise!

    A great study of gay men and the gay man's mind. It's truthful and thought-provoking. Even as a gay man i feel as though i learned something from this book- about myself and about the community I belong to. This book is written very casually so you feel like you and a friend are discussing the topic instead of just reading about it. WONDERFUL!

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