The Times I Knew I Was Gay

The Times I Knew I Was Gay

“Evocative, authentic, and hilarious.” —Tillie Walden, author of Spinning and On a Sunbeam

A charming, highly relatable graphic memoir that follows one young woman’s adventures in coming out and coming of age.

Ellie always had questions about who she was and how she fit in. As a girl, she wore black, obsessed over Willow in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and found dating boys much more confusing than many of her friends did. As she grew older, so did her fears and a deep sense of unbelonging. From her first communion to her first girlfriend via a swathe of self-denial, awkward encounters, and everyday courage, Ellie tells her story through gorgeous illustrations—a fresh and funny self-portrait of a young woman becoming herself.

The Times I Knew I Was Gay reminds us that people sometimes come out not just once but again and again; that identity is not necessarily about falling in love with others, but about coming to terms with oneself. Full of vitality and humor, it will ring true for anyone who has taken the time to discover who they truly are.

Title:The Times I Knew I Was Gay
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781982147105
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    The Times I Knew I Was Gay Reviews

  • Dave Schaafsma

    A coming out book, nominated for The Goodreads Awards for Graphic Novels and Comics for 2020, yay, that makes the basic point that naming your identity can be a complicated process of starting and sto...

  • Silvia

    I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. This was quick and easy to read in theory, but in reality I dragged throu...

  • Alexander Peterhans

    I love this. As the author points out, there is this general idea about coming out that presupposes gay people are born in the closet and it's basically just picking the right moment to come out.. whi...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    Many thanks to Scribner Books for the free copy in exchange for an honest reviewThis book was so much fun but heartbreaking and then fun again to read. The Time I Knew I Was Gay tells the story of Ele...

  • Chad

    A memoir about a young woman figuring out her own identity, part of which was determining she was gay. It's an open, honest, rambling story with little structure. I wouldn't label this a graphic novel...

  • Geoff

    I LOVED this graphic novel. It was a look at the messy, two steps forward three steps back journey to personal identity. This isn't a neat coming out story, but it's seemingly unflinchingly personally...

  • The Artisan Geek

    21//8/20I'm not one for memoirs, but this one was great! Would definitely recommend :)21/8/20A thank you to Scribner for gifting me a copy of this book -- excited to read it! :)You can find me onYoutu...

  • Rebeca

    This was such a pleasure to read and experience! Seeing Eleanor’s journey through her sexuality was complex and I really enjoyed seeing how she got to navigate through the ups and downs of coming ou...

  • Maia

    This reads like a series of diary excerpts mixed with sketchbook pages. One of my favorite sections tells of Crewes's teenage love for the character of Willow from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, which some...

  • Lea (drumsofautumn)

    The Times I Knew I Was Gay is a very charming graphic memoir that many queer people will find themselves relating to.It can be hard to review and rate memoirs but I can truly say that I just absolutel...