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If you, like me, mainly read fiction, you might have read your fair share of LGBTQ books, but won t have read much about the queer people who actually wrote those books And of course, fiction has huge value in capturing human experience But reading about someone s actual reality is a different kind of experience.I don t read memoirs a lot, but I read a few of Shaun David Hutchinson s books recently and really loved those, so when I saw he had a memoir coming out, I knew I had to read it And I m very glad I did Because his memoir shows a very different type of representation Ahonest, less polished type At times this book felt almost invasive to read because of how brutally honest it was It must have taken a lot of courage to write a book like this, and then publish it and allow others to read and, inevitably, judge it, and you I can only applaud the author for that.People are ultimately flawed, and growing up is not all rainbows and unicorns in general, and even less so if you struggle with, in this case, your sexuality and mental health And Hutchinson really didn t shy away from that Instead, he embraced it, and I thought it was so powerful how he talked about his own flawed views as a teen, and the mistakes he s made along the way.At the same time, this book is so well written and profound Hutchinson is such a skilled writer, and the writing style really adds to this book s impact.Something I really appreciated, is how explicit content warnings are added to the book one at the start, and one somewhere in the middle, to alert the reader to a discussion of attempted suicide In the second content warning, the reader is even referred to a page number to indicate where it s safe to continue reading again To be honest, adding content warnings should be standard in publishing, but the reality is that it s not, and it was so well done here I sincerely hope other authors publishers pick up on this example.CWs attempted suicide, hospital, internalized homophobia, homophobic slurs, self harm, bullying it feels utterly ridiculous to rate a memoir but still, i m just really grateful to shaun for being brave enough to share his story with us we need it lgbt youth growing up figuring themselves out need it. @Free Kindle ⚝ Brave Face ⚠ Critically Acclaimed Author Of We Are The Ants Described As Having Hints Of Vonnegut S Slaughterhouse Five School Library Journal Opens Up About What Led To An Attempted Suicide In His Teens, And His Path Back From The Experience I Wasn T Depressed Because I Was Gay I Was Depressed And Gay Shaun David Hutchinson Was Nineteen Confused Struggling To Find The Vocabulary To Understand And Accept Who He Was And How He Fit Into A Community In Which He Couldn T See Himself The Voice Of Depression Told Him That He Would Never Be Loved Or Wanted, While Powerful And Hurtful Messages From Society Told Him That Being Gay Meant Love And Happiness Weren T For HimA Million Moments Large And Small Over The Years All Came Together To Convince Shaun That He Couldn T Keep Going, That He Had No Future And So He Followed Through On Trying To Make That A RealityThankfully Shaun Survived, And Over Time, Came To Embrace How Grateful He Is And How To Find Self Acceptance In This Courageous And Deeply Honest Memoir, Shaun Takes Readers Through The Journey Of What Brought Him To The Edge, And What Has Helped Him Truly Believe That It Does Get Better January 25th, 2019 Wowowowowowwowowowow is this book important It was pretty surreal reading so in depth about Shaun s life considering he s my favorite author of all time and I can now consider him a friend I always have a hard time reviewing memoirs because it s someone s life, but I will say that while it is an important read, it could also me incredibly triggering I plan to mark in this review where the specific things are mentioned in the book, soon, but just know that this goes into great detail about suicide, depression, self harm, anxiety, and queerphobia There is no rating because I always feel odd about rating memoirs Just know that I really enjoyed this.March 20th, 2018 I had the absolute pleasure of announcing this book which can be found here so of course i can t wait till everyone can read it O SDH um dos meus autores favoritos e eu acho que eu falo isso em todas as resenhas de livros dele que eu j escrevi aqui neste site, mas com Brave Face eu acho que ele tomou um lugar no meu cora o que n o tem mais volta Al m de me inspirar como escritor, ele me inspira tanto como PESSOA aaarrg Ok Brave Face um livro de mem rias e fala sobre anos horr veis na vida do Shaun, que tem como pice a sua tentativa de suic dio Obviamente o livro muito bem sinalizado em seus avisos de gatilho Mas aqui esse tipo de notifica o n o chega para o leitor apenas com um Trigger Warning suic dio Com as palavras mais carinhosas poss veis, o autor sempre deixa claro para o leitor o que est prestes a acontecer no cap tulo seguinte, e n o se importa se voc quiser pular um cap tulo ou outro N o se importa em dar spoiler porque nenhum spoiler vale mais do que a sa de do leitor um livro que carrega a mensagem do vai ficar tudo bem que toda pessoa LGBT precisa ouvir mas vai al m disso e entende que as vezes isso n o o bastante e a gente precisa saber QUANDO vai ficar tudo bem e COMO vai ficar tudo bem.Um livro incr vel e corajoso. What an incredible memoir So F cking Good. The thing I appreciate about books dealing with any challenging aspects of growing up or being a person in the world and in Shaun s case, being gay and having depression is when they don t end on a happy note, but end on the fact that being OKAY is the goal That finding a space to be OKAY is the challenge and the work done to manage life on realistic terms This book does that.There are trigger warnings throughout, as this book delves into life with depression, suicide ideation and an attempt, as well as what life is like being gay and not having a strong sense of self and acceptance, in part because the world around you offers none of the role models you deserve to see Shaun doesn t shy away from sharing some of the poor decisions he made or the behaviors he engaged in that don t put him in a great light, but those are real, and they re raw, and they re honest and vulnerable and the kinds of things that young people will see and understand and appreciate.A compelling, moving, powerful read from an author who leans into his imperfections as a young person, while being realistic that being brave isn t a requirement of being a person and sometimes, things suck and are hard and yet, they can and do improve.and finding that space to be OKAY It can happen, will happen, even if it takes time And it s also okay to be frustrated by that. Coming out is, far too often,about the person we re coming out to than it is about us Not only do we have to expose this part of ourselves we ve got hidden, but we have to shepherd the person we re telling through and be careful not to hurt their feelings Let me just say that I m in awe of all the groundbreaking books that are being released this year They brave and empowering, inclusive and honest, and Brave Face is no exception.If you have no idea who Shaun David Hutchinson is, wellHe is doing a fantastic job of writing the most astonishing books with lots of queer teens and a strong focus on mental health and depression Brave Face is his memoir, where he talks about growing up as a queer kid in the 80 s and 90 s It s both weird and cool to get to know someone whose books you ve read and loved for a long time.I would love for this book to garnerwidespread attention, seeing that it openly talks about how Shaun struggled with internalised homophobia among other things to a point where he suffered from depression and made an attempt to take his life because he couldn t fathom a happy, good life as a gay man All he had in his teenage years were toxic, inaccurate and homophobic depictions of gay people in the news as well as in films I m glad that we are getting to a point where queer teens see themselves represented in so many different aspects of life, ensuring that they have a healthy understanding of who they are, what they can achieve, and that their sexuality or identity doesn t make them less worthy of love and happiness But just a few years ago things looked very different and there is still a long way to go Anyway, this book might pave the way for a future that is less filled with hate instead of hope I m convinced that many teens and adults might find that they weren t aren t alone, that life is worth living even if it sucks like hell sometimes Shaun talking about his depression and his struggle will lend hope to many readers by making them feel seen and understood I sure did.There s another quote that resonated with me like the one above Shaun just manages to put something into words that I have always know and felt, but was never able to describeBut like I said before, sometimes coming out is not about us It s not fair that we have to carry the emotional burden of sharing our secret andmaking sure the person we re coming out to is okay, but we make concessions for the people we care about And with that, all I have left to say is Findof my books on Instagram Audiobook narrated by the author Shaun David HutchinsonFANTASTIC AUDIOBOOK Listening to Shaun David Hutchinson read his memoir, was a warm intimate experience I felt like I was listening to a close friend, somebody I loved I still treasure meeting Shaun a few years ago the very popular young greatly deserved adult novelistemotional beautiful memoir capturing the essence of the joys and pain of growing up in the 80 s and 90 s dealing with depression, self identity, worthiness, searching for love and muchShaun s voice is so easy to be with The Audiobook is an expanded treat to the words he wrote.a huge gift to teens and young adults 67 year old married women too , who have experienced depression, thoughts of suicide, challenges with coming out as a gay person fitting in finding one s own voice and being ok with oneself is enough Sensitive topics trigger warnings included at the beginning of the book Many thanks for Larry s outstanding beautifully expressed review here on Goodreads Many thanks to Shaun David Hutchinson Thanks for being brutally honest and Brave