In Your Face: Stories from the Lives of Queer Youth

Artists: 
Gray, Mary
ISBN: 
1560238879
Publisher: 
Harrington Park Press
Dated: 
1993
Price: 
$20.00
Comments: 
A timely, affecting collection of first-person accounts of the lives of sexual minority youth, In Your Face grew from Mary Gray's thesis work in anthropology. In collaboration with groups of young people (some of them from queer online chat groups), she designed a series of questions and then arranged for her subjects to interview each other on tape, hoping the answers would be more open and interesting than those she could elicit as an adult. The resulting book contains its share of the inevitable horror stories of growing up queer in America, but it is also refreshingly candid and spirited (and, yes, ungrammatical), with memorable details.