My Father's Closet

My Father's Closet

by Karen A. McClintock

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ISBN-13: 9780814213322
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
Publication date: 04/15/2017
Edition description: 1
Pages: 225
Sales rank: 1,279,034
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Karen A. McClintock, PhD, is a psychologist specializing in family secrets and shame recovery. She is a national workshop leader and teaches human sexuality at Southern Oregon University. She is the author of four previous books, including Sexual Shame: An Urgent Call to Healing and Shame-Less Lives, Grace-Full Congregations.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Prologue xi

Winged Cupid

Chapter 1 Winged Cupid 3

Chapter 2 Grandma Wanted a Girl 13

Chapter 3 Courtship by Pie 17

Chapter 4 The Porch Swing 25

Chapter 5 Awestruck 31

Chapter 6 Hamburg, Germany 36

Chapter 7 The Radio Show 44

Chapter 8 The Lesson 51

Separated by War

Chapter 9 Pearl Harbor Day 65

Chapter 10 Farewell 70

Chapter 11 Boot Camp 74

Chapter 12 Engagement Letter 84

Chapter 13 Gathered Here 86

Early Years

Chapter 14 Groundbreaking 95

Chapter 15 Thanksgiving 103

Chapter 16 Mom's Little Ditties 108

Chapter 17 Independence Days 114

Chapter 18 No One Dives Deep 120

Chapter 19 The Columbs Gallery of Fine Arts 124

Chapter 20 Our New Basement 129

Chapter 21 An Accident Waiting to Happen 136

Forbidden Love

Chapter 22 The Faculty Club 145

Chapter 23 Student Protests 150

Chapter 24 The New York Gay Liberation March 155

Chapter 25 Stephanie 164

Chapter 26 No Going Back 168

Chapter 27 New York Underground 179

Chapter 28 The Pipes Might Freeze 187

Out of the Closet

Chapter 29 The Crash 195

Chapter 30 The AIDS Epidemic 200

Chapter 31 Last Days 205

Chapter 32 The Shiny Blue Casket 212

Chapter 33 Saying Goodbye 216

Chapter 34 The Wake 220

Chapter 35 Mom Comes Out at Last 224

Chapter 36 The Bust 229

Chapter 37 National Coming Out Day 234

Epilogue 242

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