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*'''''How I Learned To Snap''''' by Kirk Read *'''''How I Learned To Snap''''' by Kirk Read
-:Funny coming of age story of a young gay man in Lexington, Virginia+:Funny coming of age story of an outgoing, acid witted, young gay man in Lexington, Virginia, trying to negotiate Valley high school culture and a military father, but supported by his unconventional mother.
-*''Rocket Boys'' by Homer Hickam+*'''''Rocket Boys''''' by Homer Hickam
 +:Homer and several of his friends, growing up in a small Virginia coal town in the Sputnik era, become heroes of their town by learning to build and launch rockets. Also a moving and nostalgic portrait of a troubled family living in a simpler, more innocent time.

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This is just a miscellaneous list of recommended memoirs:

  • How I Learned To Snap by Kirk Read
Funny coming of age story of an outgoing, acid witted, young gay man in Lexington, Virginia, trying to negotiate Valley high school culture and a military father, but supported by his unconventional mother.
  • Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam
Homer and several of his friends, growing up in a small Virginia coal town in the Sputnik era, become heroes of their town by learning to build and launch rockets. Also a moving and nostalgic portrait of a troubled family living in a simpler, more innocent time.
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