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Detalles del producto Tapa blanda Editor: HarperOne 30 de septiembre de Idioma: At the age of 20 he back-flipped off a freeway overpass, timing his leap so his body would aaons struck and killed by an oncoming truck. Today Mrs Griffith has a very different view and has dedicated her life to helping other parents so they will not lose their children as she did. The book was in amazing condition and it was delivered quickly and I didn’t feel overcharged.

This is one SAD story. So, I warn you, don’t read this if you want a happy ending. Eventually, it is awrons for some, but it is one of those true stories that really makes one cry, depressed, and every other sad word you can think of. On the other hand, it is such an important story. It doesn’t matter if you’re Christian, Catholic, Mormon, or not religious; this is a universal problem that the gay community has been dealing with.

Bobby and his mother’s story is moving, beautiful, and tragic, but it’s asrons important even in the year Leeroy you have the chance, watch the Lifetime movie with Sigourney Weaver.

It’s not the same, because it is more about the story than what specifics happened. But you’ll cry, smile, laugh, and many more things from both this book and aaarons movie! For anyone out there who saw the Lifetime movie based on this book: For while the movie gave us the basic conflict between the Fundamentalist mother and the gay son and the ultimate tragedy that resulted from it, a good deal of the family’s story was left out.

It was, after all, not only a movie, but made for TV, necessitating room for commercial breaks. Still I found it a powerful experience, so I rushed to get a copy of the book.

Bobby Griffith was born in and committed suicide in at the age of twenty, unable to overcome his self-loathing at being gay. The story hit especially close ligro home for me because I was born the same year as Bobby, and I experienced much of what he went through as a “different” child and adolescent. I felt a good deal of what Bobby felt as a young gay man; to see how easily such a thing can turn tragic is chilling and I found myself weeping about his lihro life, both in the film and book versions.


Considering that most of the family’s back-story was cut from the teleplay due to time constraints, Weaver and Kelley along with an excellent supporting cast managed to get the events and emotions across most effectively, though the film’s biggest weakness is its lack of an explanation for Mary’s rigid and controlling nature, particularly as it relates to her religious beliefs.

The book tells the whole story.

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Mary and her husband were both the products of difficult childhoods, but together they made a good marriage, to the point that the rest of the family always chose their home for family get-togethers.

But it is through the story of her childhood that we learn where Mary’s rather peculiar approach to religion came from: As a result, Mary emerges into adulthood as something of a mess of contradictions. She chain-smokes, and she also sleeps with her husband Bob for a considerable period of time before their marriage, which in the late Fifties was NOT something “nice girls” did. And oddly enough, as religious as she is, attending church every Sunday and dragging the kids to Sunday school until they all but the youngest eventually come on their own, Mary is far less controlling where her husband is concerned.

A decent, hard-working man, Bob is not particularly religious, and makes it clear to Mary that he is not interested in her proselytizing. And Mary, for once, goes along; she nags him about it every once in a blue moon, but ultimately she does not pressure him to do anything he is unwilling to do.

But when the issue of homosexuality comes up, Mary is terrified. Unable to live with his secret, Bobby confides in his brother Ed, a mere fourteen months his senior and with whom he is very close. But Ed, still just a kid himself, panics when Bobby takes an overdose of aspirin and blurts the story out to Mary. Mary immediately goes on the warpath, waging a campaign to “heal” Bobby of his homosexuality with a bizarre combination of prayer, nagging, and posting Bible verses all over the house where the poor kid cannot fail to see them.

Mary’s “holy war” takes over the entire household; her other children are too busy wrestling with their own religious ideas to be of much use, and Bob, to put it bluntly, being non-religious, has no frame of reference from which to broach the subject, so he does nothing. Thus begins a war between the mother and the son which, perhaps inevitably, ends with Bobby’s suicide.


The remainder of the book is a tale of redemption. Crushed by grief and guilt, painfully aware of the role she played in her son’s demise, Mary goes on a pilgrimage to find answers that she can live with. In fact, Mary’s story is one of true redemption.

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She can’t bring back her lost son, but she can do her damndest to make sure no one else loses their children the way she lost hers.

She becomes a tireless worker and fierce fighter for the protection of LGBT kids everywhere. I thought the movie was terrific, even if it was a TV-movie. All the emotions rang true and Weaver especially delivered a sensational performance. But in many ways the book is even better because it lays out the whole story in detail, so that by the end the reader really knows the Griffiths, and if s he is like me, likes them very much.

I used this book for a research paper I was writing. It really shows the impact that happens on family when a loved one dies by suicide. Everyone experiences complicated reactions to such a tragedy and learning the stories and understanding that they are all different and difficult helps to greater the understanding of the people and the world around us.

While much of the ‘current ‘ information in Prayers for Bobby is dated, the story is still very relevant! This ought to be a must read for every adult, but especially parents of a gay teen. This book is extremely well written in a no-nonsense, almost documentary fashion. Unfortunately, the transition of this 20 year old work to an e-book isn’t perfect.

But it is still easily readable.

I definitely recommend Aatons for Bobby! Gana dinero con nosotros. Todos los derechos reservados. Amazon Music Transmite millones de canciones. Book Depository Libros con entrega gratis en todo el mundo. Kindle Direct Publishing Publica tu libro en papel y digital de manera independiente.

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