Map As a late blooming sexually confused senior at the University of Pennsylvania Audrey Beth Stein was looking for love but she never expected it to arrive via email from someone she first knew only

  • Title: Map
  • Author: Audrey Beth Stein
  • ISBN: 9780557083350
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Hardcover
  • As a late blooming, sexually confused senior at the University of Pennsylvania, Audrey Beth Stein was looking for love, but she never expected it to arrive via email, from someone she first knew only as catrina juno It was 1996, a time when the Indigo Girls had just performed their first explicitly gay songs, Ellen DeGeneres was preparing to come out on national telAs a late blooming, sexually confused senior at the University of Pennsylvania, Audrey Beth Stein was looking for love, but she never expected it to arrive via email, from someone she first knew only as catrina juno It was 1996, a time when the Indigo Girls had just performed their first explicitly gay songs, Ellen DeGeneres was preparing to come out on national television, and eHarmony and JDate did not yet exist A time when being queer was a little bit easier than admitting you d met someone through the internet Using layers of introspection and insight reminiscent of Curtis Sittenfeld s Prep and Wendy Swallow s Breaking Apart woven into a largely present tense narrative, this coming of age memoir combines the page turning exuberance of falling in love for the first time, the disorienting clarity of loss, and the triumph of letting go of the training wheels.

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    1. This isn’t like anything we’ve ever featured on yaReads before. Map isn’t a work of fiction; it’s an actual account of Audrey’s life experiences. Because of that, I feel that talking about her in a way I would normally discuss a fictional character’s motivations and actions is inappropriate – she’s a real person with real feelings who bravely decided to share her story with the world. But this is a review, so I’ll comment on those things that are appropriately open for comment [...]

    2. My fascination with Map, by Audrey Beth Stein, was not so much with the story of two women in romance, but rather in the relatable emotions of a young person searching for identity and guidance -- conveyed so subtly in some excellent writing. Stein takes us down the path of falling in love for the first time with a post-modern twist: her intended is virtual. She tosses out complex concepts with an apparent ease: for example, she mentions that she doesn't want to be in the cool crowd at school, b [...]

    3. Up front disclaimer -I received Map for free through First Reads. That being said, I really really liked this book. As a lesbian, I often found myself identifying with Stein throughout the book and it took me back through many of my coming out moments.While sexuality & sexual identity is certainly theme in the book, there's also things that anyone, regardless of their sexuality, can identify with. One thing that I really connected with was how email created and affected Stein's various rela [...]

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