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Marcus, Eric

Works: 31 works in 156 publications in 6 languages and 11,678 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Miscellanea  History  Juvenile works  Life skills guides  Autobiographies  Quotations  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Biographical films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HQ76.3.U5, 305.90664
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eric Marcus
Is it a choice? : answers to 300 of the most frequently asked questions about gays and lesbians by Eric Marcus( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this honest, compassionate, and comprehensive resource, Eric Marcus answers a wide variety of questions relating to gays and lesbians, including:. What should you do if you think your child is gay or lesbian? In gay and lesbian relationships, who plays the husband and who plays the wife? How do gay and lesbian couples have sex? Have there always been gay and lesbian people?
Breaking the surface by Greg Louganis( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Being in the spotlight intensified difficulties with personal relationships and substance abuse. Like many other elite athletes, Greg found that the highs that came with winning never compensated for the lows. But despite his demons and personal disappointments, he always conveyed a warmth and grace that people remembered long after the '88 Olympics." "Greg returned to national prominence when he stepped forward at the 1994 Gay Games in New York City and then urged the U.S. Olympic Committee to move the 1996 volleyball preliminaries from the Georgia county that had passed a resolution condemning gay people." "By speaking out at this time, Greg hopes to raise awareness about a number of key issues, including AIDS prevention and research and domestic violence. "I'm doing it now," he says, "because I want to tell my story in my own words while I still have the chance. I'm finally ready to tell my story. I hope you're ready to hear it.""--Jacket
Making history : the struggle for gay and lesbian equal rights, 1945-1990 : an oral history by Eric Marcus( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From its beginnings shortly after World War II to the current campaign for civil rights in the age of AIDS, the struggle of gay and lesbian people to gain dignity, visibility, and equal treatment under the law has been one of the most dramatic and inspiring political movements of this century. Making History is the first account of this period to be told in the words of the courageous men and women who participated in it--the people who, though often faced with public exposure and the sacrifice of family and friends, relentlessly challenged the status quo. Through his engaging oral histories, journalist Eric Marcus traces the unfolding of the gay rights effort from a group of small, independent underground organizations and publications into a national movement. Here are the stories of its remarkable pioneers: a diverse group of nearly fifty Americans, both prominent and unknown, straight and gay, who hail from all corners of the nation. It is a group that includes lawmakers and clergy, parents, conservatives and radicals, housewives and drag queens, psychiatrists, teachers, and journalists. Making History introduces us to Lisa Ben, a Los Angeles secretary who published the first newsletter for lesbians on her office typewriter in 1947; Dr. Evelyn Hooker, who in the early 1950s pursued pioneering research that led her to the controversial and widely publicized conclusion that gay men could be just as well adjusted as straight men; Abigail Van Buren, who as "Dear Abby" took the unprecedented step of speaking positively about gay people and gay issues in her widely syndicated column; Copy Berg, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate who shocked the Pentagon by contesting his dismissal from the navy for being gay; Ann Northrop, a Boston debutante who gave up a television news career and became an outspoken rights advocate; Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong, who has challenged the church by calling for the blessing of same-sex relationships; and Tom Cassidy, the CNN news anchor who became the first national television broadcaster to come out of the closet about his homosexuality and AIDS diagnosis. From the period when homosexuals were routinely beaten by police to the day when gay rights leaders were invited to the White House, Making History is the story of an inevitable and unstoppable struggle that has succeeded in bringing about changes in American society that only a few years ago would have been considered unimaginable
Why suicide? : answers to 200 of the most frequently asked questions about suicide, attempted suicide, and assisted suicide by Eric Marcus( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Almost all of us are touched at some point in our lives by suicide, whether it's the suicide or attempted suicide of someone we know, our own passing thoughts of suicide, or a heartfelt plea from a terminally ill loved one who wishes for a swift and painless end to life." "No matter what the circumstances, those of us who are affected are left with difficult and disturbing questions. Why did they do it? Is there anything I could of done to prevent it? What should I tell people when they ask what happened? Is someone who attempts suicide likely to try it again? What should I do if I'm thinking of committing suicide? Can I get in trouble if I help a terminally ill loved one die?" "Without moral judgment, Why Suicide? offers lucid, thoughtful, and comprehensive answers to hundreds of questions about this complex and painful issue. Eric Marcus cuts through the veil of silence, examining the facts and figures and myths and rumors, shedding much-needed light on all aspects of suicide."--Jacket
What if someone I know is gay? : answers to questions about what it means to be gay and lesbian by Eric Marcus( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers answers to questions young readers might ask about gay people, whether those questions concern a friend, a family member, or themselves
Icebreaker : the autobiography of Rudy Galindo by Rudy Galindo( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those present at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, California, witnessed nothing less than a miracle: a series of flawless, transcendent performances that whirled Rudy Galindo to his surprise win. But the true miracle was that he competed at all. In this candid, inspiring autobiography, Rudy Galindo reveals the personal and professional challenges that nearly destroyed his career, but which ultimately gave him the push he needed to achieve his lifelong dream - and earned him a place alongside the great champions in figure skating history. As a young, gay Mexican-American from a working-class family, Rudy grew up in a neighborhood where drugs and gangs were far more prevalent than Olympic hopefuls. But his future was bright: hard work earned him two U.S. pairs skating championships with partner Kristi Yamaguchi - and they seemed headed for Olympic gold. His hopes were dashed when Kristi decided to go it alone. Despondent, his career in crisis, Rudy soon faced even greater personal trials. Within six years he would lose his brother, George, and two coaches to AIDS, and his father to a heart attack. Feeling cursed and hopeless, Rudy fell into a period of self-destructive behavior and an eight-month hiatus from training that almost marked the end of his career. Supported by his beloved sister, Laura, Rudy got back out on the ice, where he discovered something far more elusive than a gold medal: a sense of inner peace. With Laura as his dedicated coach, Rudy overcame many hurdles, including his decision to go public with his sexual orientation. At the 1996 Nationals he trusted his own artistic instincts for the first time, and delivered two stunning programs that brought the electrified crowd to its feet, and to joyous tears. No one could deny the poetic beauty of Rudy's achievement
Making gay history : the half-century fight for lesbian and gay equal rights by Eric Marcus( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An updated edition of the personal account of the fifty-year fight for gay and lesbian rights recalls the struggle through the eyes of more than sixty participants
Out in all directions : the almanac of gay and lesbian America by Lynn Witt( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat hoofdstukken over: de alomtegenwoordigheid van homoseksuelen (m/v), beeldvorming en zelfbeeld, geschiedenis, identiteit, gemeenschapsvorming, vooroordelen, leefstijlen, wetgeving en homorechten, ontspanning, economische aspecten
What if? : answers to questions about what it means to be gay and lesbian by Eric Marcus( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No question goes unanswered in this important book about being gay. All the basics--and not-so-basics--are covered in more than one hundred questions asked by real teens."
Coming out to play by Robbie Rogers( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robbie Rogers knows better than most that keeping secrets can crush you. But for much of his life Robbie lived in paralyzing fear that sharing his big secret would cost him the love of his family and his career as a professional soccer player. So he never told anyone what was destroying his soul, both on and off the field. While the world around Robbie was changing with breathtaking speed, he knew that for a gay man playing a professional team sport it might as well be 1958. He could be a professional soccer player. Or he could be an out gay man. He couldn't do both. Then last year, at the age of twenty-five and after nearly stepping away from a brilliant career--one that included an NCAA Championship, winning the MLS Cup, and competing in the Olympics--he chose to tell the truth. But instead of facing the rejection he feared, he was embraced--by his family, by his teammates, and his fans. In Coming Out to Play, Robbie takes readers on his incredible journey from terrified teenager to a trailblazing out and proud professional soccer player for the L.A. Galaxy, who has embraced his new identity as a role model and champion for those still struggling with the secrets that keep them from living their dreams." -- Publisher's description
Together forever : gay and lesbian marriage by Eric Marcus( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling all across the United States, Eric Marcus has met and spoken with forty deeply committed, happy gay and lesbian couples who have been together between nine and fifty years. Together Forever sits down with these forty couples who have successfully built happy, fulfilling lives and asks them how they've accomplished what many thought - and often still think - is impossible. How did they meet? How have they overcome their differences and survived the rough spots? How great a burden has anti-gay prejudice been in their lives? What kinds of relationships have they forged with their families, children, neighbors, and colleagues? Are there any real secrets to having a happy relationship?
The male couple's guide : finding a man, making a home, building a life by Eric Marcus( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praktische raadgever met info en tips voor homomannen om een succesvolle en goede relatie op te bouwen
The male couple's guide to living together : what gay men should know about living with each other and coping in a straight world by Eric Marcus( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out with it : gay and straight teens write about homosexuality( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays in which teenagers examine issues related to homosexuality, such as coming out, homophobia, and relationships with family and friends
Wir reisen nach Deutschland by Eric Marcus( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in German and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking the surface the Greg Louganis story( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life story of Greg Louganis, gold-medal winning Olympic diver, from his relationship with his parents and his Olympic triumphs through his abusive relationship with Tom Barrett, Tom's losing battle with AIDS, and Greg's own coming out as a gay man and HIV-positive status
Deutsche Jugend von heute by Eric Marcus( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in German and English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together forever : gay and lesbian couples share their secrets for lasting happiness by Eric Marcus( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expect the worst (you won't be disappointed) : pessimistic thoughts on life, people, relationships, family, work, politics, and the state of the world by Eric Marcus( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pessimisms : famous (and not so famous) observations, quotations, thoughts, and ruminations on what to expect when you're expecting the worst. by Eric Marcus( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Eric Marcus Amerikaans auteur

Eric Marcus US-amerikanischer Sachbuchautor

Marcus, Eric

Др. Эрик Маркус

اریک مارکوس نویسنده آمریکایی

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마커스, 에릭

マーカス, エリック


English (120)

German (7)

Japanese (6)

Spanish (4)

Chinese (2)

Urdu (1)

Breaking the surfaceWhy suicide? : answers to 200 of the most frequently asked questions about suicide, attempted suicide, and assisted suicideWhat if someone I know is gay? : answers to questions about what it means to be gay and lesbianIcebreaker : the autobiography of Rudy GalindoMaking gay history : the half-century fight for lesbian and gay equal rightsOut in all directions : the almanac of gay and lesbian AmericaTogether forever : gay and lesbian marriageThe male couple's guide : finding a man, making a home, building a life