My Son Eric: A Mother Struggles to Accept Her Gay Son and Discovers Herself

( 1 )

Overview

With My Son Eric, Mary Borhek started writing a very different book than the one she finished. Angry and hurt that her son was gay, she set out wanting to vent her anger. Through the process of writing and interacting with her son, she found peace and acceptance. And that is the ongoing story Borhek writes -- the story of the love for her son that is at times painful and at times joyous, just as any mother might experience.

This is the revised and expanded edition of an ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (8) from $3.89   
  • New (2) from $55.49   
  • Used (6) from $3.89   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$55.49
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(280)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$65.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(178)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

With My Son Eric, Mary Borhek started writing a very different book than the one she finished. Angry and hurt that her son was gay, she set out wanting to vent her anger. Through the process of writing and interacting with her son, she found peace and acceptance. And that is the ongoing story Borhek writes -- the story of the love for her son that is at times painful and at times joyous, just as any mother might experience.

This is the revised and expanded edition of an American classic, published at a time when public discussion about homosexuality was taboo. In 1979 when My Son Eric was originally published, the world was a much different place than it is today for gay men and lesbians. Although the Stonewall Riots had occurred ten years before, support organizations, such as Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and the Gay Activist Alliance, were slowly forming. Mary Borhek has spent twenty years at the center of many of the advancements in gay and lesbian life in this country. Through My Son Eric, she continues to sound the trumpet for love and acceptance.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780829814279
  • Publisher: Pilgrim Pr
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Edition description: Revised and Expanded
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
1. The x factor 1
2. The Long Night 7
3. "My Son, My Son!" 16
4. The First Step 26
5. Battle Plans 33
6. Tom and Meta 41
7. Summit Conference 47
8. Eric's "Friend" 57
9. Lee 63
10. Glimpses beneath the Surface 70
11. No Easy Answers 74
12. Rocks 81
13. "My Wounded Ones" 89
14. From Judgment to Love 92
15. Butchina 97
16. Troy Perry 102
17. Sinner or Victim? 107
18. New Paths through the Desert 115
19. Integrating the Wolf 125
20. Morning of Joy 135
Afterword: The Joy Holds 144
Epilogue: One Generation Later 153
Notes 159
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)