Monday, September 14, 2015

Bettyville by George Hodgman, 279 pages

"Bettyville" is a memoir written by George Hodgman who grew up in Northeast Missouri, Madison and Paris, to be exact. 

He left Missouri soon after graduating college and moved to New York, where he thought he would find his place in the world.  He arrived just in time for the AIDS scare.

George returned to Missouri throughout the years to visit his parents, but returned for an extended time toward the end of his mother's life when she couldn't really live on her own any longer but didn't want to move into a nursing home or assisted living situation.

This is a beautifully written memoir by a man whose family always loved him but were never able to accept that he was gay.  

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