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Richard Isay

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Dr. Richard Isay is a professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic and a faculty member of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He was instrumental in getting the American Psychoanalytic Association to adopt a non-discrimination policy for the training of candidates.

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Becoming Gay
The Journey to Self-Acceptance
Written by Richard Isay


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $15.00

Now revised and updated for the 21st-century, Becoming Gay is the classic guide on how to accept one's homosexuality. By exploring the psychological development of gay men through personal case histories—including his own—Dr. Isay shows how disguising one's sexual identity can induce anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Individual chapters tackle acceptance... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Becoming Gay
The Journey to Self-Acceptance
Written by Richard Isay


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 17, 2010
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Being Homosexual
Gay Men and Their Development
Written by Richard Isay


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $15.00

Richard Isay was the first person to challenge the homophobia of the psychoanalytic community and prove, through his own story and those of his patients, that homosexuality is an innate characteristic rather than a learned pathology. Now revised and updated for the 21st-century, the groundbreaking Being Homosexual carries the reader through... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Being Homosexual
Gay Men and Their Development
Written by Richard Isay


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 17, 2010
Price: $13.99

Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
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