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A couple of friends : the remarkable friendship between straight women and gay men
Hopcke, Robert H., 1958-
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Berkeley, Calif. : Wildcat Canyon Press, 1999.
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x, 260 pages ; 21 cm
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Central Library HQ76.2.U5 H67 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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In an era when men and women are supposed to be from "different planets" and unable to communicate, many gay men and straight women seem able to connect almost effortlessly. Perhaps it is because this is not a relationship of convenience or forced by societal pressure, but a friendship based on common interests, mutual respect, and real affection. Whether they are commiserating about love lives or getting the insider's perspective on what men or women really think, gay men and straight women often turn to one another for the real scoop. And they can count on each other to say, "you look fabulous," "thinner," or "younger" - whichever is needed. Best-selling author and psychotherapist Robert Hopcke and Tony-nominated producer Laura Rafaty combine poignant stories, psychological insight, and commentary to explore this common but often ignored bond.

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Robert Hopcke is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counsellor in Berkeley, California, and is the current Director of the Center of Symbolic Studies. Laura Rafaty is a frequent writer, occasional columnist, intermittent theatrical producer, anxious corporate executive, and reluctant attorney. She works in California, and maintains her theatrical production office in New York City.

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