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The Best Little Boy in the World

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2002

    Great Book! Would like to see more coming out books of GAY MEN of COLOR

    The Best Little boy in the World is an indispensable read for any gay man who is struggling with coming out. Tobias' work makes you fall in love with him.The problem with gay literatute is that there is not enough aimed towards the colored gay man.Readers should also read The Best Little Boy in the World Grows Up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2000

    It helped me alot!

    I am 22 years old and have recently come out to my family and friends....only weeks after I read this book. I can not tell you how much I related to this and how much it has helped me be comfortable with who I am. I recommend this book highly to anyone who is just coming out and needs help understanding that they are not the only one out there and that they are not weird.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2000

    The best book on coming out

    This is an outstanding, if a bit dated, book on how a shy and inexperienced gay young man starts the early process of coming out, with all its excitement and frustrations. It will be very valuable to people in the closet who are just starting to consider how they feel and how other gay people may feel. He writes with humor and honesty. Remember it's pre-AIDS, though, so everyone is very frisky and irresponsible sexually. Check out the sequel by the same author, but it's not as interesting or fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2000

    I had to write

    This book is absolutely a wonderful comedy relief in such a dramatic hard life that many have to live. I read a review written by someone else on this page and felt compelled write. This person obviously has no idea the absolute impact this book has on people that have been thrown into such a wirlwind of emotions and feelings. I forgive them as they are obviously blessed with a 'better' life and can't truly understand how important a book such as this is. This book made me laugh and cry and it is written in such a way that it feels like you are reading your own story. Highly recommended. I bought the sequel and have yet to read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2000

    Expected more

    Even though the book was very enlightening, I expected more in depth feelings from the author. I did not like his comparisons of blacks and gays in America. Even though the two are minorities, gay 'white' men are far more accepted than straight 'black' men. I do not plan to read the sequel and suggests that readers read the first book before reading the second.

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