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The Resource Mama's boy : a story from our Americas, by Dustin Lance Black

Mama's boy : a story from our Americas, by Dustin Lance Black

Label
Mama's boy : a story from our Americas
Title
Mama's boy
Title remainder
a story from our Americas
Statement of responsibility
by Dustin Lance Black
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the Academy Award-winning screenwriter and political activist, a candid, vivid, powerfully resonant memoir about growing up as a gay Mormon in Texas that is, as well, a moving tribute to the mother who taught him about surviving against all odds. Dustin Lance Black wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for Milk and helped overturn California's anti-gay marriage Proposition 8, but as an LGBTQ+ activist he has unlikely origins. Raised in a military, Mormon household outside San Antonio, Texas, Black always found inspiration in his plucky, determined mother. Having contracted polio as a small girl, she endured leg braces and iron lungs, and was repeatedly told that she could never have children or live a normal life. Defying expectations, she raised Black and his two brothers, built a career, escaped two abusive husbands, and eventually moved the family to a new life in Southern California. While Black struggled to come to terms with his sexuality--something antithetical to his mother's religious views--she remained his source of strength and his guiding light. Later, she would stand by his side when he helped bring the historic gay marriage case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Mama's Boy is a stirring celebration of the connections between mother and son, Red states and Blue, and the spirit of optimism and perseverance that can create positive change in the world"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Black, Dustin Lance
Dewey number
  • 306.76/62092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ75.8.B53
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black, Dustin Lance
  • Black, Dustin Lance
  • Gay men
  • Mothers and sons
  • Families
  • Gay men
  • Mothers and sons
  • United States
Label
Mama's boy : a story from our Americas, by Dustin Lance Black
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Still water -- Safety's sound -- Our suffering -- A body in motion -- Bedrock -- Grand theft auto -- Can't walk, can't talk -- Bull by the horns -- Hungry devils -- Deliverance -- West of home & east of eden -- Secret somethings -- Allemande left -- Queen of the ma'ams -- X-mas down -- Hungry jackals -- Spinning yarn -- Milk calls -- Cataclysm -- SCOTUS hiatus -- Virginia roads -- Our Americas -- Mama's boy
Control code
on1061866606
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 406 pages
Isbn
9781524733278
Lccn
2018036767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1061866606
Label
Mama's boy : a story from our Americas, by Dustin Lance Black
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Still water -- Safety's sound -- Our suffering -- A body in motion -- Bedrock -- Grand theft auto -- Can't walk, can't talk -- Bull by the horns -- Hungry devils -- Deliverance -- West of home & east of eden -- Secret somethings -- Allemande left -- Queen of the ma'ams -- X-mas down -- Hungry jackals -- Spinning yarn -- Milk calls -- Cataclysm -- SCOTUS hiatus -- Virginia roads -- Our Americas -- Mama's boy
Control code
on1061866606
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 406 pages
Isbn
9781524733278
Lccn
2018036767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1061866606

Library Locations

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      7A Spofford Road, Boxford, MA, 01921, US
      42.69261909999999 -71.0151645
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