"To outsiders, my mom and I should have been enemies... Instead [we] fuelled each other. Her oil lit my lamp, and eventually mine lit hers." This beautifully written memoir about growing up Mormon and gay in Texas is a wonderfully optimistic story of tolerance and positive change for today's divided times. It is also an extraordinary tribute to Black's highly religious and conservative mother who stood by his side and taught him how to survive against the odds. Black is an Oscar-winning US screenwriter and spokesperson for LGBTQ+ rights.
The Oscar-winning screenwrtier of Milk delves into his conservative Mormon upbrining in this bittersweet and surprising memoir.