Monday, April 22, 2024

Review: Looking for Home; A Lesbian Life in America by Dr. Gail S. Bernstein

 Genre: Memoir/LGBTQ


“With wisdom and insight, psychologist Dr. Gail S. Bernstein wrote frequently about her personal experiences and the issues facing LGBT people in America today. Following her death, her brother Ralph Bernstein compiled many of her essays and an unfinished memoir into this book. Filled with passion and humanity, Gail's eloquent writing gives voice to many of the fears, hopes and dreams of the LGBT community. A must-read for anyone concerned about gender equality and the rights of all people.”


Dr Gail S. Bernstein had a doctorate in psychology. Over her lifetime she worked in several professions including as a teacher and as a psychologist as well as being an outspoken advocate for the LGBT community.


I think my book reviews probably mention that I think reading books helps make you a better person because it leads to a better understanding of people not like you. Memoirs are especially good for this. They’re also fun to compare someone that is like you and see how your experiences and take on things differ. In this case it was definitely a comparison to someone much different than me. Just because someone is different in some ways, doesn’t mean you won’t find yourself in sync with their thinking which I definitely found myself doing as I read through this. I found myself developing a great amount of respect and appreciation for Dr Bernstein as well as understanding what life is like for my friends and family who have a lot in common with her.

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Format/Typo Issues:

No significant issues.

Rating: ***** Five Stars

Reviewed by: BigAl

Approximate word count: 19-20,000 words

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