Coming Out to Play

Coming Out to Play

Book - 2014
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The author shares his experiences as a gay professional soccer player, and how he felt he had to hide his sexual orientation in order to keep his successful career, before making history and coming out publicly as a gay man.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2014
New York : Penguin Books, 2014
ISBN: 9780143126614
Branch Call Number: B ROGERS
796.334 Rogers ;pap
Characteristics: xii, 222 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Marcus, Eric


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bibliotechnocrat Feb 04, 2015

Robbie Rogers' memoir does a good job of outlining the toxic effects of internalized homophobia. Rogers lived an apparently charmed life (loving family, dedication and drive, extraordinary ability, good looks) but beneath the surface was the big secret - one he could barely even admit to himself. It's an engaging read, not least because Rogers is so likeable.


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