Lorinda Boyer strove continuously to be virtuous in the eyes of God and to live the life she believed He intended for her. She married her high school boyfriend at eighteen and had two kids by twenty-eight. Although she created a perfect Christian home for her family, she never felt wholly content in her role as wife and mother. Then her life intersected with Robin’s-the woman who would ultimately awaken her sexuality and show her true love for the first time. Struggling to come to terms with her sexual identity within the confines of her strict fundamentalist Christian upbringing, Lorinda is pushed into living a double life: one part perfect housewife and mother, the other part sexual addict. She soon finds herself in the fight for her life. More than a coming-out story, this is a coming-into story-coming into an authentic life and self.
When Lorinda Boyer fails to uphold her role as a perfect Christian spouse, she attends weekly prayer meetings in hopes of being “transformed into a faithful, heterosexual wife.” After three years, she returns to the arms of her female lover and is kicked out of the conversion program. Straight Enough is a raw, heartfelt, and exquisitely honest memoir of one woman’s journey from denial to embracing her gayness.
-Nancy Canyon, author of Celia’s Heaven
Straight Enough will stick in your head, infiltrate your heart, and stun you with beauty and pain. This raw emotional story of the subjugation of self considers how well we know ourselves and each other. It brings you nose to nose to the mirror and dares you to look away. Straight Enough is for anyone who has hidden themselves to avoid rocking the boat or betrayed their truth to fit in, and for anyone who pretends they haven’t. Let this book break your heart open.
-Ronna Russell, author of The Uncomfortable Confessions of a Preacher’s Kid