You Can't Buy Love Like That: Growing Up Gay in the Sixties

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5.4 X 8.5 X 0.6 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author
Carol E. Anderson is a life coach and former organizational consultant. She has traveled the world extensively for work and pleasure�most recently to Kenya on a photo safari and to the Democratic Republic of the Congo on a philanthropic mission. She holds a doctorate in spiritual studies, and master�s degrees in psychology, organizational development, and creative nonfiction. She is the founder of Rebellious Dreamers, an eighteen-year-strong non-profit organization that has helped women over thirty-five realize dreams they'd deferred and women of all ages come into their own. Anderson is the author of the essay What is it about memoir, published in Magic of Memoir, and coauthor of �Deeper Power,� published in Enlightened Power: How Women are Transforming the Practice of Leadership. This is her first memoir. She lives with the love of her life and their sassy pup in a nature sanctuary in Ann Arbor, MI.
2019 Book Excellence Awards, Winner, LGBTQ 2019 Winner, The Authors Show, Top Female Author in Biography/Memoir Winner of the 2019 Independent Press Award - LGBTQ 2019 Nonfiction Authors Association Book Award 2018 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards 1st place LGBT 2018 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards 2nd place Biography/Autobiography/Memoir 2018 National Indie Excellence Awards Sponsor's Choice Winner 2018 Living Now Awards Bronze Winner in Inspirational Memoir-Female 2018 IAN Book of the Year Awards Third Place Winner in General Non-Fiction 2018 IAN Book of the Year Awards Finalist in LGBT 2018 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist in LGBTQ Non-Fiction 2018 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist in Memoir 2018 International Book Awards Finalist: LGBTQ 2018 Readers' Favorites Book Awards Honorable Mention in Non-Fiction-Social Issues 2017-2018 Reader Views Literary Awards second place in LGBTQIA 2017-2018 Sarton Women's Book Awards Finalist in Memoir 2017 USA Best Book Awards Finalist in LGBT Non Fiction 2017 USA Best Book Awards Finalist in Best New Non Fiction 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist in Memoirs (Overcoming Adversity/Tragedy) 2018 International Book Awards Finalist in LGBTQ: Non-Fiction Beverly Hills Book Awards Winner-Regional Non-Fiction -Midwest and Finalist-LGBTQ-Non Fiction "The author writes compellingly about the burden of the closet...the constant emotional labor required to hide her full identity... She writes stirringly, too, about the genuine love between her and her parents and about the ecstasy and terror accompanying sexual awakening...She skillfully executes emotionally weighty scenes [and] movingly renders the complex emotional landscape of living in and out of the closet."
-Kirkus Reviews
"A candid and kindhearted memoir of one woman's personal battle."

"In her sensitive and poignant memoir, You Can't Buy Love Like That: Growing Up Gay in the Sixties, Carol E. Anderson bares her heart and soul to readers so beautifully and intelligently that even if you aren't gay and weren't born into a Fundamentalist Christian family in the sixties, you will be deeply moved."
-Readers' Favorite

"A captivating story of her struggle with self-acceptance and her journey toward empowerment and self-love... it is a beautiful memoir, well written, and a great book to read!"
-Reader Views

"At the heart of this book is a question: What is love? Carol Anderson offers more than one definition in her fearless, eloquent, emotionally powerful memoir. After reading these pages, you will be much wiser about the ways of the heart. Anderson's father once told her, 'I really admire your spunk.' We see that spunk here, in this book. We also see grace and clarity. And gorgeous writing. You Can't Buy Love Like That will get under your skin, and you will not be able to stop thinking about it. A grand memoir."
-Judy Goldman, author of Losing My Sister: A Memoir

"This book is a rich tapestry of connections that shows us humanity and love in all of its splendor. Carol's story is everyone's story, and she brings her parents to life in a powerful way by incorporating the tides and messages of that time. Many touching moments helped me know how connected and deeply human we all are. I could not put this book down, it is an amazing piece of art."
-Jane Dutton PhD, coeditor of Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People in Organizations

"We are, according to Joan Didion, well advised to keep on nodding terms with the person we used to be, a declaration that Carol Anderson has clearly taken to heart as she explores her younger self and what it was like, as a gay woman, to have to hide her true identity and her deepest feelings. Written with candor, compassion, and humor, You Can't Buy Love Like That is, lik