by Cristina Alvarez
“They Said I Was Misguided” is a compelling yet dramatic story of a human being struggling to discover who he is while facing his religious doubts and social prejudice. It fascinated me from page one...
The struggle to find your identity while growing up is a common experience for us all. Now, imagine that you belong to an orthodox religious community and you are gay - so your sexual identity is entirely at odds with your environment. What would you do to find acceptance? This memoir follows the very personal and lonely struggle of a young man forced to deal with this very scenario, with dramatic and moving consequences for his family, friends and most importantly, himself.