It Gets Better: Book Review

By Ambition 15

This book is one of the best I've read in a while. It Gets Better by Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller is a book all about "coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living."

Based off of the recent It Gets Better YouTube phenomenon, where celebrities, LGBT people and authorities made videos stating that it gets better. The book is a collection of essays by the people who did the videos, including the author and his husband.

This is a must read for any LGBTQ teen, whether your being bullied or not. It made me feel great every time I read it, knowing that there are others who went through exactly what I go through now.

The book is full of transgender, lesbian, bi, and gay stories, ranging from ages 19-66. Its an awesome book and the message stays the same thorughout - It Gets Better.

If you don't want to read the book check out the website www.itgetsbetter.org to watch videos, read stories, and find resources.

It Gets Better!

Comments

Yamamoto's picture

I know it will sound like a

I know it will sound like a troll, but really... when exactlly does "It Get Better"... I keep hearing that bullshit and don't believe it, becuase form what I see... things don't get even a inch better until half your life is gone and your almost dead... oh yeah that is so much better. *Sighs*

I just find it to be the stupidest shit ever... I mean really 'it gets better'..... when... by all god please tell me when...

PS: If this is the wrong place for this whining... I don't really care, becuase I am just so mad right now after reading such crap as this link lead to...

jeff's picture

Well...

It Gets Better isn't about passively waiting for your life to get better, but actively pursuing a better life for yourself and hearing from other people that as you push toward your dreams of a happier, more fulfilling life, that it can happen, because it has happened to many many people before you.

So, when does it get better? When you start taking steps toward making it better.

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"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

Yamamoto's picture

Well the name implied that

Well the name implied that is what it meant... so I misunderstood :P Sorry about that.

socialist's picture

But, the thing is

How do you get the book if you aren't out yet?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lJqnnIpP0o

the mouse that roared's picture

Library. Bookstore. Cover it in a paper bag...

There's lots of ways to keep your closet door shut and let some light in too!

Also... the It Gets Better Campaign is nice, but the opportunities for life improvement aren't exactly equal. Not everyone can make huge life changes they need. A lot of people can, but not everyone...

Even in those situations, though, you can take some steps.

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. --Anais Nin