Dating games greek
More important though are the political and cultural implications of Gooch's various publishing projects.He seems to be completely preoccupied with aligning himself with the gay male "culture of the surface" -- idealizing a particular physique, affluence, hegemonic masculinity, and gender performance that are so completely problematic and out of place in these alleged "empowering" gay relationship books.Rather, Gooch (Finding the Boyfriend Within) holds that self-examination and study of Greek wisdom can have an effect on the whole self-and that a better social life is a happy by-product.After an introduction that attempts to explain the relationship between the Greek gods and gay dating, the book launches into seven chapters; six examine the traits and lessons of particular gods-Apollo, Dionysus, Hermes, Hephaestus, Eros and Zeus-and one looks at the wisdom of Socrates.Michael Spinella Copyright © American Library Association.All rights reserved As I said about his prior book, the exercises were very well worth doing no matter what angle you are coming from.
Through a number of exercises, Gooch asks the reader to look both inward and outward to analyze how these archetypes affect the reader's life (positively and negatively) and encourages the reader to find a spirituality and a "voice within." Intended to guide gay men (and presumably everyone else) down the road to a happier, fulfilling life, with or without a boyfriend.
It's about shaking yourself up a bit and finding what really makes you tick, and about tending to the untended parts of your personality and soul.
The author doesn't presume to have discovered the ultimate truth or the cure-all panacea.
But he does have a unique outlook that will allow you to see yourself in a different light.
I picked up "Dating the Greek Gods" in a bookstore recently, and was intrigued enough to feel compelled to buy it.