This butt-naked memoir tells the story of a young man who ‘trottered’ across the globe – from Belgium to Australia, Vanuatu to Canada, Thailand to Nepal – to escape his toxic upper-class family and discover the freedom he needed to find his true sexual, spiritual and emotional identity.
It is the story of how one man learned to create the fertile soil of his growth from the paralysing fear that can turn generation after generation of families into emotional wastelands. Written with humour and a healthy dose of self-awareness, the book is filled with astonishing anecdotes and encounters ranging from horrific to hilarious and from psychologically devastating to uplifting and enriching.
It is a must-read for anyone who feels lonely miscomprehended and trapped by the expectations of family, friends and society, as well as for those seeking their own path through life or struggling with their sexuality. It is a manifest against the stigmatisation of gay people which is still taking place today. Sexuality does not define everyone.
This book is also a must read for people who believe that being ‘on the road’ is their one and only home.
A practical book, it also provides tools and tips on how to hear the voice of your true self and break free of the prisons we find ourselves in.
Harry Trotter’s The Naked Truth is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and a reminder that it's never too late to begin the healing that allows us to discover and live our truth. It reminds us to just be ourselves – without putting a label on it.
|Publicatiedatum||12 januari 2020|
|Speelduur||11u 27m 56s|
|Formaat||mp3 download en geschikt voor de Luisterrijk app|
Recensies uit de pers
"I read Harry's book at a time in my life when I was searching for purpose and meaning. I was at a very dark point and was trying to find every resource I could to help sort out my feelings, thoughts and sexuality.
I was reading psychology-based books like Velvet Rage and Becoming Gay, to biographies like The Gilded Razor and literally hundreds of online articles ? just to figure out who I was. All of these were helpful in their own ways, but what set apart Harry's book was that it actually helped me face my own fears. It helped give me the courage to stop living a lie, but more importantly, it helped me break down the boxes I had placed myself in. It helped me realize I didn't have to fit into any one stereotype, prejudice or box that society, family, or religion had manufactured to keep themselves comfortable. It helped open my eyes that I was free to be me, whatever that looked like.
Yeah I'm gay, so what... I can go plowing fields at my brother's farm or taking my car to the garage and putting it on the lift. But I can also take care of a friend's kid or host a dinner and be just as comfortable. My sexuality does not define me.
Today, I am no longer living a lie, but trying to live life to the fullest. Yes, I still have fears to conquer, but at a time in my life when I was fearful to be myself, this book helped me realize that being just that was okay and I didn't have to be anything more than that." (Trent Goetzen)