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Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer
Like Me Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer
Author: Chely Wright
Chely Wright, singer, songwriter, country music star, writes in this moving, telling memoir about her life and her career; about growing up in America’s heartland, the youngest of three children; about barely remembering a time when she didn’t know she was different. — She writes about her parents, putting down roots in their twenties...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780307378866
ISBN-10: 0307378861
Publication Date: 5/4/2010
Pages: 288
Edition: 1
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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I'm not a big country music fan so I didn't know who Chely Wright was until I saw her on Oprah, but I was so moved by her story that I decided to read her book. This book should be required reading for all those who believe that being gay is a choice people make, or that those who are gay are morally bankrupt or without God in their life. Chely's story is heart wrenching, here is a woman who has a personal relationship with God and is so tormented by her homosexuality that as a child she starts a daily ritual of praying to God to please not make her gay. She lives her life hiding that fact that she is gay and struggles with what those around her say and feel about homosexuality. She pushes people away and pushes love away because she is so fearful of what people will think if she admits to the world that she is a lesbian. As a straight woman I can not imagine what living your life in fear every day feels like, and my heart goes out to all those who struggle with homosexuality and what the world will think of them. I hope that stories such as Chely's will educate those among us who fear what they do not know or understand. I am so glad I took the time to read this book and I highly recommend it to others as well.
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Wow! I went into this looking forward to reading about her experience of coming from a conservative Christian background, being gay, and of course how being famous complicated her journey even more. I have absolutely no interest in country music, but I was not disappointed as I appreciated her honesty and authenticity in her story. I personally related to aspects of her story, which made it an interesting read. I also was intrigued by the journey of becoming a famous musician. There were a lot of details that I wasn't as interested in reading, but this memoir was an important part of her journey and every detail was important for her to share. This project was a personal one for her, and every detail deserved attention and respect. Well done :-)

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