The David Kopay Story: An Extraordinary Self-Revelation

The David Kopay Story: An Extraordinary Self-Revelation

The David Kopay Story An Extraordinary Self Revelation From psychotherapy to hypnosis to heartbreaking family confrontations to finally surprising acceptance from former teammates and coaches this is a story of denial leading to acceptance and finally t

  • Title: The David Kopay Story: An Extraordinary Self-Revelation
  • Author: David Kopay Perry Deane Young
  • ISBN: 9780877951452
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From psychotherapy to hypnosis to heartbreaking family confrontations to finally surprising acceptance from former teammates and coaches, this is a story of denial leading to acceptance, and finally to pride As inspiring today as it was upon publication, Advocate Books is proud to make The David Kopay Story available to a new generation of readers.David Kopay has been invFrom psychotherapy to hypnosis to heartbreaking family confrontations to finally surprising acceptance from former teammates and coaches, this is a story of denial leading to acceptance, and finally to pride As inspiring today as it was upon publication, Advocate Books is proud to make The David Kopay Story available to a new generation of readers.David Kopay has been involved in a variety of business ventures since his decision to leave professional football He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

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    David Kopay is a former American football player who spent nine years in the National Football League. He publicly came out to the public in the Washington Star when they did a series on homosexuality in the NFL in 1975. This book was written two years after the event in 1977.Kopay describes the struggles that he had with hiding his sexuality with his team mates, family and friends. He also talks about his challenges trying to find a coaching position in the NFL and he disclosed his homosexualit [...]

    This is a great book about a man's journey on finding himself and his self acceptance of his homosexuality. I think it was very courageous of what he did, it took a lot of courage for him to "come out". Although it was sad the way his parents, brother and aunts treated him after he "came out" they just completely shun him and talked bad about him about his gayness. It was a good thing that he had such good friends that supported him though his family's rejection of his gayness. I praise Kopay fo [...]

    Kopay's book, which made a significant impact at the time of its publication, has not aged particularly well. The narrative lacks the bite of Meggyesy's Out of Their League and the color of Bouton's Ball Four, the attempts at advocacy are somewhat ham-handed (at one point, he and his collaborator Perry Deane Young republish letters from Kopay's supporters), and the last section of the book--some sort of road trip to redemption--is an absolute mess. The inconsistent voice, with chapters "told by" [...]

    This certainly would have had more impact on me had I read it when it was first published. 35 years later, it loses a bit of its punch. I wish I had read it then. It would have meant a great deal to a 15 year old gay boy. Still, this is an interesting story well told.

    David Kopay's life story largely about coming to terms with his sexuality and then writing this book with Perry Young to retrace his steps and tell the world.

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