Finding the Boyfriend Within (Paperback)

A Practical Guide for Tapping Into Your Own Scource of Love, Happiness, and Respect

By Brad Gooch

Simon & Schuster, 9780743225304, 176pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2002

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In the tradition of the perennial bestseller I'm OK, You're OK, noted author Brad Gooch offers single and coupled gay men a provocative, sophisticated, and inspirational guide that addresses the big issues of love, romance, and being alone. Part memoir, part self-help, Finding the Boyfriend Within is a remarkably practical and helpful guide in the quest for self-discovery for the thousands of gay men who despair of ever being in a committed relationship.
Filled with anecdotes, romantic advice, problem-solving suggestions, and humor -- as well as wisdom from both the East and West -- Finding the Boyfriend Within offers simple self-awareness exercises to help discover the respect, happiness, and love that come first, and most enduringly, from within.

About the Author

Brad Gooch is the author of Godtalk: Travels in Spiritual America, and the acclaimed biography of Frank O'Hara, City Poet, as well as the novels The Golden Age of Promiscuity and Scary Kisses. His poems, stories, and articles have appeared in The Nation, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, Out, as well as many others. He lives in New York City.

Praise For Finding the Boyfriend Within: A Practical Guide for Tapping Into Your Own Scource of Love, Happiness, and Respect

Candace Bushnell
author of Sex and the City

A must-read for all men -- gay or straight -- and the women who love them.

Joseph Pastrana
Pride magazine

A long overdue manual on introspection that proposes how any hopes of fulfilling outside relationships start with self-understanding nurturing.

Deepak Chopra
author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

With great sensitivity, Brad Gooch addresses the mirror of relationship. This book could change many lives.

Andrew Tobias
author of The Best Little Boy in the World

That even someone like Gooch would have boyfriend problems is, on one level, no surprise to anyone who's been around, and yet ceaselessly amazing. That he has actually done something about it, as detailed herein, is unusual -- and to those in search of center, possibly helpful as well.