The Times I Knew I Was Gay (2020)


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.

From: Simon & Schuster

Notes on This Title

This is a memoir which follows the author from childhood to early adulthood.

It depicts the author’s experiences with panic attacks and disordered eating.




“A heartwarming, delightful memoir of self-discovery.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)

“This sweet coming-out tale could help any reader unsure of how to read their own buried clues.” (Source: Publishers Weekly)



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