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Nov 14, 2018 - 08:34 AM By Amy Hollingsworth

An honest and poignant look into the deeply intimate yet platonic relationship between a gay English teacher and his young female prot g e each seeking connection and acceptance as reflected by the decade of letters they exchanged.It was an improbable relationship from the start a high school English teacher, still in the closet, and his best student From the confines andAn honest and poignant look into the deeply intimate yet platonic relationship between a gay English teacher and his young female prot g e each seeking connection and acceptance as reflected by the decade of letters they exchanged.It was an improbable relationship from the start a high school English teacher, still in the closet, and his best student From the confines and protection of his closet, Amy s teacher wrote these letters, letters that were read, cherished, answered, and then locked away for years Now Amy looks back at the decade of intimate letters that preceded her teacher s untimely death, collects the shards left by their clumsy, sometimes violent attempts to unmask each other, and counts again the cost of knowing and being known Every writer needs a room of his own, but for some people, at certain times, and in certain circumstances, the best you can do is a closet Timely and relevant, this is a love story of the most contemporary kind, a rare glimpse into an intimate relationship between teacher and student a relationship whose effects are still being felt decades later It s raw and honest and moving, a poignant commentary on the values that unite us all.
  • Title: Letters from the Closet: Ten Years of Correspondence That Changed My Life
  • Author: Amy Hollingsworth
  • ISBN: 9781451666779
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Hardcover

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☕Laura Nov 14, 2018 - 08:34 AM
I was very hopeful going into this book because of the high ratings and positive reviews, but it did not work for me at all. The author begins by telling us that she burned all of her journals for the years covered by this memoir of the platonic relationship she carried on with her high school English teacher, a gay man, through college and beyond. This is unfortunate, as all she has to reveal to us are excerpts from the letters he wrote her over the years with little context. Understandably, sh [...]
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Rebecca Nov 14, 2018 - 08:34 AM
I enjoyed this book quite a bit although it was a little hard to get into at first. I loved all the literature references (and have added a couple books to my to-read list as a result) and seeing how these two people had used literature to help them process their thoughts and feelings on life. It was interesting to me how they slowly over the years took off layers of masks and allowed themselves to be truly seen by the other. It's not a very happy book, overall, kinda sad really, but beautiful j [...]
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Lucille Zimmerman Nov 14, 2018 - 08:34 AM
Hollingsworth was named one of USA Today’s Top 100 People of 2010 for her influence on pop culture and featured in the documentary by MTV News VP/producer Benjamin Wagner titled “Mister Rogers & Me.” Her television appearances include Living the Life, WGN’s Morning News, PBS’s A Word on Words, and FOX Morning News.Before writing books, Hollingsworth wrote for various magazines and was a writer for eight years for a national television program. She holds a master’s degree in couns [...]
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Melissa Lorenz Nov 14, 2018 - 08:34 AM
I started the book not really sure what to expect. I knew it was being called the story of a relationship between "a gay English teacher and his young female student" but it turned out to be so much more than just that. It's really the story of two people living tucked inside their own "closets" only able to be real with each other, and sometimes not even each other. I've recently been learning to be completely honest with myself and not to color things the way that I want them to be, so that as [...]
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Amanda Nov 14, 2018 - 08:34 AM
Letters from the Closet sucks you in from the very first page with rich detail and emotion. This is not a book about hero-worship. Amy makes no effort to portray John as some kind of god or symbol of perfection. Rather, this is an honest and open book that strips bare both her emotions and his, revealing two very real people.I saved this book for a weekend when I would be alone so I could avoid those pesky questions like, “Can you fix me something to eat?” and “Mama, why are you crying?” [...]
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Amanda Nov 14, 2018 - 08:34 AM
Letters from the Closet sucks you in from the very first page with rich detail and emotion. This is not a book about hero-worship. Amy makes no effort to portray John as some kind of god or symbol of perfection. Rather, this is an honest and open book that strips bare both her emotions and his, revealing two very real people.I saved this book for a weekend when I would be alone so I could avoid those pesky questions like, “Can you fix me something to eat?” and “Mama, why are you crying?” [...]
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Kandy Crosby-hastings Nov 14, 2018 - 08:34 AM
When I began reading Letters from the Closet, I did not expect to be drawn into its pages as I was. At the close of each page, each section, each chapter, I could feel the strength and courage it must have taken the author to write these words. There is power in vulnerability. This power radiates from the first page until the last. I laughed, and I cried with the emotions expressed. At times, I had to stop, go back, and re-read just to re-embrace the simplicity and elegance of the meaning.As I r [...]
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Jonathan Nov 14, 2018 - 08:34 AM
“Letters from the Closet” is a beautiful story that tells (via letters of course) the relationship between the author and her high school English teacher John. This story struck a chord with me as I have a similar, albeit somewhat less intense experience of my own. It’s somewhat shocking, at first perhaps a parent’s nightmare that a child’s teacher is really carrying on a heart to heart with a 15 year old, but I think in the end, it was a relationship that benefited both parties. It’ [...]
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Stacie Nov 14, 2018 - 08:34 AM
This book is a perfect illustration of the title being more interesting than the content epidemic. Part of the issue was I was reading an ARC and the formatting had major problems. Sentences were cut in two, captions of pictures (or at least I assume that's what it was) were in the middle of paragraphs, etc. This is not the reason for my 1 star rating.I felt this book really never went anywhere. It tells the story of a 15 year old girl who bonds so much with her English teacher that they pretend [...]
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Jenny Wells Nov 14, 2018 - 08:34 AM
It took me longer to read than I normally use for a memoir. It's not straightforward or a tell-all. Hollingsworth's and John's story still left me with questions at the end. But I found it a strong portrayal of the dynamic between a student and teacher, the potential vulnerabilities and strengths of the relationship. It also represented the power of freedom and resolve that can come when we can own and tell our life-changing stories, even decades later.
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Rebecca Crawshaw Nov 14, 2018 - 08:34 AM
Woah. There is an awful lot in this book to process. Honestly, I wasn't entirely sure that I" liked it" but rather that it gave light to many dark issues. It brought them to the surface and allowed each reader to make their own conclusions. Not what I expected, but hey, life isn't either.
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Kevin Shoop Nov 14, 2018 - 08:34 AM
Grade: AThe story, the structure of the book, and the writing itself are all so unique and compelling. As a gay Christian (well, gay agnostic theist) the book was very meaningful personally.
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Letters from the Closet: Ten Years of Correspondence That Changed My Life By Amy Hollingsworth An honest and poignant look into the deeply intimate yet platonic relationship between a gay English teacher and his young female prot g e each seeking connection and acceptance as reflected by the decade of letters they exchanged.It was an improbable relationship from the start a high school English teacher, still in the closet, and his best student From the confines andAn honest and poignant look into the deeply intimate yet platonic relationship between a gay English teacher and his young female prot g e each seeking connection and acceptance as reflected by the decade of letters they exchanged.It was an improbable relationship from the start a high school English teacher, still in the closet, and his best student From the confines and protection of his closet, Amy s teacher wrote these letters, letters that were read, cherished, answered, and then locked away for years Now Amy looks back at the decade of intimate letters that preceded her teacher s untimely death, collects the shards left by their clumsy, sometimes violent attempts to unmask each other, and counts again the cost of knowing and being known Every writer needs a room of his own, but for some people, at certain times, and in certain circumstances, the best you can do is a closet Timely and relevant, this is a love story of the most contemporary kind, a rare glimpse into an intimate relationship between teacher and student a relationship whose effects are still being felt decades later It s raw and honest and moving, a poignant commentary on the values that unite us all.

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