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Bobby Griffith was an all American boy d he was gay Faced with an irresolvable conflict for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was wrong Bobby chose to take his own life Prayers for Bobby, nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion But it is also the story of BBobby Griffith was an all American boy d he was gay Faced with an irresolvable conflict for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was wrong Bobby chose to take his own life Prayers for Bobby, nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion But it is also the story of Bobby s mother, a fearful churchgoer who first prayed that her son would be healed, then anguished over his suicide, and ultimately transformed herself into a national crusader for gay and lesbian youth.As told through Bobby s poignant journal entries and his mother s reminiscences, Prayers for Bobby is at once a moving personal story, a true profile in courage, and a call to arms to parents everywhere.
  • Title: Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son
  • Author: Leroy Aarons
  • ISBN: 9780062511232
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback

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Trisha Harrington Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
The phrase "Only the good die young" is really suitable for this amazing and heartbreaking book. This book is the biggest of my must reads for everybody. Its filled with a powerful message that brings awareness to homosexuality and suicide and the connection between the two. I read this book and felt Bobby's pain even though I myself am not gay I could empathize with not feeling comfortable in your own skin.The most heartbreaking quote for me.“I write this in hopes that one day, many years fro [...]
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Julanne Wicks Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
This book was very good. I watched the movie first, and cried and cried my heart out, and I highly recommend watching the movie before you read this book, so you can more fully appreciate it. The book deals also with the history of gay and lesbian teens and advocating for their rights, and at points can be more dull than the movie, which simply covers the life of Bobby Griffith.It is a tragic story, but beautiful in a way. I think it can be a source of hope for gay and lesbian children, hope tha [...]
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Neil Mudde Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
Absolutely heartbreaking, at times I needed to get away from it. As a gay men realizing at an early age that I was different, certainly from my 7 Brother and not knowing what it was all about, then being brought up in a staunch Calvinist home, were god was the ultimate authority, sex was not te be discussed, I believe the Mother is a very courageous woman as well realizing that her judgmental expressions to her Son were no doubt part of the reason for his desperate act.How anyone can ever sugges [...]
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Bentley ★ Bookbastion.net Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
This is one book that every gay child, (and every parent to a gay child,) should read. It tells the story of Bobby Griffith, a son born into a nuclear family with strong Christian values, and the events that unfold after Bobby commits suicide shortly after coming out to his family as a gay man. The story weaves both Bobby's tale before his death, with his mother's tale of coming to terms with the role she played in his suicide. An extremely emotional read, I felt nearly moved to tears at numerou [...]
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Karen Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
This is an utterly remarkable book about an otherwise loving mother who raises her gay son under the homophobic pressure of Christian fundamentalism--until he commits suicide. This dichotomy of deeply loving mother who is also a religious fanatic is at the crux of the book, and the author does a great job of providing context for how the mom, Mary, developed her religious fervor.When Bobby finally came out to his family in his mid teens, Mary believed that he could stop being gay by sheer self-d [...]
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Terrence Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
I had heard of the book and had it in my possession long before I read it. I had seen the Lifetime movie with Sigourney Weaver in 2009 and cried at toward the end. I have met Ryan Kelley, the actor who played Bobby in the movie. He's quite nice. He even signed my copy of the book. As for the book, it is incredibly moving and well-written. I wish I knew Bobby. The book isn't told in narrative form as much as a back and forth leading up to the event of Bobby's suicide and its aftermath. I find tha [...]
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Roland Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
Thought it was a very sad book - but honestly, I am sick and tired of hearing and reading stories like this about bad parents who do not love their children until it is too late. I'd much rather read about parents who have always loved their children, no matter what their orientation or gender is.
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Lisa M. Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
This book is about Bobby Griffin, a young man who chose to kill himself because he was struggling with accepting his homosexuality. He was raised in a family that was ignorant about homosexuality, and who did not know how to handle his decision to come out. His mother was very religious, and all she really knew about the gay lifestyle is what she had been told-- it was sinful. So she berates him, and the religious guilt she creates is one of the reasons he decides to kill himself.I have read man [...]
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Charles Stephen Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
The subtitle should be: "A Christian Mother's Coming to Terms with Her Role in the Suicide of Her Gay Son." The writer approaches the topic with the precision and objectivity of a psychotherapist in session with a new client. Family history and family relationships create the environment in which Bobby decided to take his own life. The crucial role of religion in the life of Bobby's mother is examined in the first 75 pages. Eventually Mom faced her role in Bobby's suicide and became a terrific a [...]
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Rodrigo Barreto Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
Heartbreaking. This book was a journey for me. I read this at a time when I was a gay youth and was struggling with my religious upbringing. This book was a lifesaver then as it helped me sort out my family, my thoughts, my feelings and brought resolution to my heart and mind. This book holds a special place in my heart as it helped me grieve for my departure from the religion I was raised with, to a life built on my own personal strength and will to survive in the face of real adversity. I reco [...]
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Orlando Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
A great look at what happens when a family turns their back on one of their own and how that persons death can reshape and change theirs lives only for the better regardless of the tragedy of Bobby's suicide. If you are a part of the LGBT community or know someone in it read this book. It will give true insight into how dealing with sexuality affects people.
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Nolankeeton Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
This book is SO amazing. It will truly allow many people the ability to accept themselves for who and what they are.
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Emīls Sietiņš Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
I first got to learn about the tragic story of the Griffith family from the televised adaptation of their story called "Prayers for Bobby" which premiered on Lifetime network in 2009, starring Sigourney Weaver. This movie was based on a book written in 1995 by Leroy Aarons, which in turn was based on a true story. Bobby and his family, including his mother Mary Griffith, lived in a small suburban neighborhood in Walnut Creek, California during 70s and 80s. As a young adult Bobby was coming to te [...]
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Menglong Youk Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
“I write this in hopes that one day, many years from now, I will be able to go back and remember what my life was like when I was a young and confused adolescent desperately trying to understand myself and the world I live in. At the rate I’m going right now, though, I seriously wonder if I’ll live to be very old, that is if I will live past being a teenager.Another reason I write this is so that long after I die, others may have a chance to read about me and see what my life as a young pe [...]
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Tony Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
If you cut open my chest, pull out my heart and relentlessly yank it until DNA extraction becomes feasible, you would not replicate the emotional turmoil ‘Prayers for Bobby’ generated in me. I admit that I’ve been on the emotional train more than once. The diaries added more depth to the story, and eased out the job for my lacrimal glands. I shed many a tear. I caught myself once addressing Bobby’s spirit: I told him I love him, I accept him and that “this world was never meant for one [...]
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Janette Ozoa Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
This was an incredibly impactful book not only because it brings into focus the horrible reality of rejection and discrimination that so many young gay people face, but also because it's a great example of self-imposed ignorance cured and turned into something that has and still does benefit gay people everywhere. I'm incredibly proud of Mary Griffith for not letting her grief swallow her up and for starting to ask questions and look for answers to things that were not tolerated by her church. S [...]
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Peggy Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
This biography tells the story of Mary Griffith, a mother who felt that her gay son was condemned to hell unless he repented. Through Christian television and other media she was led to believe that prayer would bring "healing" to her son Bobby and that God's power could change him from gay to straight. Eventually, Bobby's pain became too much and he committed suicide. The book tells how his mother grew to understand how her attitudes contributed to Bobby's lack of self-esteem and his inability [...]
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Seth Mavigliano Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
I absolutely hate left-handed people. Their writing is always smudged, they always complain about how “this pen was made for a right-handed person”, and they’re awful to sit next to in a diner booth. Honestly, I think they all just do it for attention, if life for a left-hander is so tough they could just get up and change themselves. With a little prayer and help from Jesus they could all grow out of that stupid phase. These were words constantly spewed in regards to Bobby Griffith, excep [...]
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Ti Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
Bobby realizes at a very young age that he is different from the other boys. As he grows older, he begins to experiment with sex and realizes that he is, in fact, gay. Unfortunately, his Mother, who is very religious believes that Bobby's "affliction" is caused by the Devil and that he is being lured into this lifestyle and that God will heal him.Although Mary continues to believe that God can heal all, Bobby's other siblings have learned to accept Bobby for who he is and try to support him but [...]
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Jen Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
I saw the move, Prayers for Bobby, and was so impressed by Mary Griffith's journey, I started reading the book that night.The book is a compilation of journal entries from Bobby, a gay young man who committed suicide at age 20, and his mother's thoughts. She was a fundamentalist Christian who called her gay son to repentance daily. He wrote daily of his hatred for himself and who he was. He vascilated between pleading with God to change him and cursing God for leaving him alone. He stopped writi [...]
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Al Fernandez Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
Story about a high school teenager who realizes that he is gay and finds it extremely difficult for his Presbyterian Church not accept gays or lesbians into their congregation. Bobby constantly felt less than, not welcomed, mocked for his choices and felt to feel like a freak who was sick. This had psychological impact on Bobby & his family. Bobby began to feel he was not good enough for them & for society as a whole. His mother Mary always told him he was not working hard enough to get [...]
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Nathan Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
I watched the movie which is based on this life story before reading the book. The movie brought out so much emotion in me, that I was really looking forward to this book. It didn't disappoint, necessarily; it was a good description of the story and the emotions of people in the situation. However, for some reason, the book left me feeling kind of flat.I think the final chapter about "current" (by which I mean, current in 1995 when the book was published) events was unnecessary and (I hate to sa [...]
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Madison Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
Alright I my admit that this is totally out of character. As a prominent Stephen King/ horror reader, I was shocked to find myself moved by this book. It was the one and only lifetime movie I have ever watched, and I did so on YouTube after a friend told me that it moved her to hysterics. I must say I came close to tears. And of course the book is always better. Bobby's character was so lovely and realistic that my heart still pains for him. This book makes you want to reach through the paper to [...]
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Kris Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
I literally got up and purchased this book minutes after I caught the end of the movie of the same name on lifetime. The movie was primarily the mothers point of view and I found her struggle with the whole thing really interesting. The book, written in the third person by a columnist who is involved with the story in no way other than also being interested in gay rights, was not nearly as intriguing as the story is when approached as if being told by the mother. I just found it to be too text-b [...]
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Jade Diamond Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
Leroy Aaron’s did a great job on bringing the story to light in this book. His incorporation of Bobby’s diary entries and the flashbacks of Mary’s early life was a great addition to this book.Read Full Review Here
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Andy Carrington Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
Tragic. I couldn't possibly rate it.
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Winter Sophia Rose Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
Heartbreaking, Moving, Empowering & Inspirational! An Excellent Read! I Loved It!
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Fagshelf Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
Excellent book. I saw the movie first and was deeply touched by it, the book (the original) lives up to this effect. The writer is originally a journalist, and I feel sometimes the way he juggles journalistic objectivity and dramatic sentimentalism doesn't always work in his favour, but it was a truly valuable read for me nonetheless.
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Brian Chandler Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
Uplifting Mary Griffith walks you through the fog that changed her life forever. She shares her family's misguided faith that lead to her son's untimely & lonely death. This is a must read for anyone struggling with a loved ones sexual orientation & their Christian faith.
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Rendi Febrian Apr 26, 2019 - 13:37 PM
Gue GAY!!!Dan semua orang sudah tau itu. Dalam suatu waktu, gue pernah bertanya sama Tuhan, dari bermiliar-miliar org yg ada di dunia ini, kenapa Tuhan milih gue yg mendapatkan hal ini? Gue sempat depresi, marah, merasa terhina, merasa dikucilkan oleh teman-teman straight yg suka menghina gay tapi nggak sadar kalau teman mereka adalah gay. Dan dengan munafiknya gue menyetujui mereka kalau gay itu mengerikan. Bahkan, menjijikan.Pura-pura menyukai wanita di depan mereka. Mengatakan sesuatu yg otak [...]
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Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son By Leroy Aarons Bobby Griffith was an all American boy d he was gay Faced with an irresolvable conflict for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was wrong Bobby chose to take his own life Prayers for Bobby, nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion But it is also the story of BBobby Griffith was an all American boy d he was gay Faced with an irresolvable conflict for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was wrong Bobby chose to take his own life Prayers for Bobby, nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion But it is also the story of Bobby s mother, a fearful churchgoer who first prayed that her son would be healed, then anguished over his suicide, and ultimately transformed herself into a national crusader for gay and lesbian youth.As told through Bobby s poignant journal entries and his mother s reminiscences, Prayers for Bobby is at once a moving personal story, a true profile in courage, and a call to arms to parents everywhere.

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