9780688176884

Love, Ellen : A Mother/Daughter Journey

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  • ISBN13:

    9780688176884

  • ISBN10:

    0688176887

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/28/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

With a mother's love and hard-won wisdom, the mother of famed comedian Ellen DeGeneres tells how she came to accept her daughter's lesbianism and shares her experiences as the first non-gay spokesperson for the National Coming Out Project for the Human Rights Campaign. 16-page photo insert. Satellite TV tour.

Author Biography

Betty DeGeneres was a working mom who held a variety of jobs--from employment counselor to speech pathologist--while her children were growing up. In 1997, after her daughter's coming out, Betty was named the national spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign's National Coming Out Project. Now she travels throughout the country to promote honesty and openness about being gay, having a gay family member, and supporting equal rights for gay people. She lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Coming Out, the First Time 1(21)
Part I: 1930--1978
The Importance of Being Different
21(29)
Motherhood
50(28)
The Paper Doll Family
78(27)
Atlanta, Texas
105(38)
Part II: 1978--1997
The Importance of Being Honest
143(6)
I Love You, Mom; I Love You, El
149(31)
Big Breaks
180(30)
Come Out, Come Out . . .
210(45)
Part III: April 30, 1997, to the Present
Journeys
255(48)
Speaking Out, Speaking Up
303(26)
Questions
329(18)
Epilogue: It's All About Love 347(20)
Resources 367

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