Finding the Boyfriend Within: A Practical Guide for

Finding the Boyfriend Within: A Practical Guide for Tapping into Your Own Source of Love, Happiness, and Respect [PDF / Epub] ☆ Finding the Boyfriend Within: A Practical Guide for Tapping into Your Own Source of Love, Happiness, and Respect ✩ Brad Gooch – In the tradition of the perennial bestseller I'm OK You're OK noted author Brad Gooch offers single and coupled gay men a provocative sophisticated and inspirational guide that addresses the big issue In the tradition of the perennial bestseller Boyfriend Within: eBook ↠ I'm OK You're OK noted author Brad Gooch offers Finding the PDF or single and coupled gay men a provocative sophisticated and inspirational guide that addresses the big issues of the Boyfriend Within: Kindle Ö love romance and being alone Part memoir part self help Finding the Boyfriend Within is a remarkably the Boyfriend Within: A Practical Epub / practical and helpful guide in the uest for self discovery for the thousands of gay men who despair of ever being in a committed relationship Filled with anecdotes romantic advice problem solving suggestions and humor as well as wisdom from both the East and West Finding the Boyfriend Within offers simple self awareness exercises to help discover the respect happiness and love that come first and most enduringly from within.

  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Finding the Boyfriend Within: A Practical Guide for Tapping into Your Own Source of Love, Happiness, and Respect
  • Brad Gooch
  • English
  • 02 November 2014
  • 9780743225304

About the Author: Brad Gooch

Brad Gooch is the author of Flannery Boyfriend Within: eBook ↠ A Life of Flannery O’Connor Little Brown His Finding the PDF or previous books include City Poet The Life and Times of Frank O’Hara; as well as Godtalk Travels the Boyfriend Within: Kindle Ö in Spiritual America; three novels Scary Kisses The Golden Age of Promiscuity Zombie; a collection of stories the Boyfriend Within: A Practical Epub / Jailbait and Other Stories chosen by Donald Barthelme for a Pushcart Foundation Writer’s Cho.

10 thoughts on “Finding the Boyfriend Within: A Practical Guide for Tapping into Your Own Source of Love, Happiness, and Respect

  1. Kealii Ballao Kealii Ballao says:

    His last name kept distracting me I couldn't take him serious with a last name like GOOCH He recommends taking yourself on a date with candles and bubbly

  2. Joseph Joseph says:

    Thought this book was interesting A lot of insight on “dating yourself”

  3. Areg Every Areg Every says:

    The idea and the concept of this book is all about self understanding and self acceptance It's a very practical book with concrete steps towards harmony and complete attitude It was really interesting to dip into gay men's life and read about his worries hopes and dreams It doesn't matter who you are love and happiness are true for everybody Useful and handy thank you Brad

  4. Xavier Guillaume Xavier Guillaume says:

    Finding the boyfriend within It's a simple idea but it workWhen I started this book I was newly single and largely dissatisfied with life I had been neglecting my spiritual side for years and this book helped fill a small hole inside me The book had me thinking about a lot of issues that I haven't faced over the years The book asks uestions that I had not asked myself These uestions are important for learning about who I am Honestly though after reading the book I still don't think I fully know who I am so I guess that means this book is not going to solve everything This book does help though for example there was a moment I was walking alone feeling miserable and then I imagined my boyfriend within Just the thought of him being there walking beside me completely transformed my attitudeIn case anyone was interested my boyfriend within looks like Jeremy Renner Yeah I don't know where that came from but he appeared to me in a vision when I was doing an hour long meditation I guess he is there whenever I want to have a date with him Maybe for some this idea of planning a date with your inner boyfriend sounds strange or silly but honestly I feel like taking the time to enjoy time alone is an important thing to do from time to time It's different from just being home alone watching TV It is engaging with life as though an incredibly important person is there with you to share it with I suppose that incredibly important person is a actually you so maybe the boyfriend within is a metaphor to remind yourself that you are worth taking time for and you are worth taking care ofI strongly recommend this book for people who have issues with singledom Some readers may have to replace the inner boyfriend with inner girlfriend but I feel like the idea should still apply

  5. & & says:

    This was a really mixed read for me It was actually sort of a gag gift Someone bought it for me after a fairly bad break up and also because they knew I generally disliked self help titles The irony of it being the last book my ex had read before the break up sure wasn't lost on me either though the fact he read maybe one book a year should have been sign enough for me to give up in the first place But I digress The bookIt had a strong biographical element to it which loaned it some veracity though I also struggled given that I'm frankly nowhere near Mr Gooch's level of attractiveness nor as metropolitan If you think you can be aided by the experiences of a very handsome and woefully single gay man in NY USA though it might be a better fit The advice itself was generalized and given catchy phrases such as To get to know the Boyfriend Within you have to get outside yourself and some of the exercises were interesting to me I'd been single far often than I'd been dating so the whole get over going out to dinner alone enjoy it was kind of lost on me Did people not enjoy eating out alone or going to the movies alone? I loved doing that On the topic of self respect and a slight brush with spiritual topics I'll admit I had one or two moments of finding something intriguingI don't know Maybe it was the wrong time back then I'm happily married now and I've never returned to this book

  6. Kevin Kevin says:

    It is indeed practical and reveals things you probably have thought of or come across before It is nice to have another authority affirming those ideas though and the author conveys his points both clearly and refreshingly Understanding and loving one's self is an essential component to both self esteem and loving another person Presented in the book are several exercises that you can try that can help you find yourself and they are useful if you take them seriously Do and you'll find this a viable resource for your personal betterment

  7. Brett Weidlich Brett Weidlich says:

    Nice but times idealistic ways to suggest how overcome loneliness and the reality of being unable to hold relationship due of being desperate or unauthentic No matter what at the end of the book you will have strong feeling you have new good friend who is better that most psycho therapist in town

  8. Kirk Kirk says:

    I liked this book I liked that the author wasn't ualified to give advice but gave it based on his own accounts of what had worked for him in his life I think he gave some great ideas about finding the boyfriend within It was a timely book as I had been wanting for answers It was an easy read that left me feeling I need to read it again to instill some of the ideas brought up

  9. Zac Sigler Zac Sigler says:

    I bought this book years ago read the first couple of chapters and decided it wasn't really for the 20 ish me Retrying it at 33 I found it relevant in theory; however in determining that I'm not really looking to date right now its usefulness was basically reduced to finding new ways to volunteer meaningfully

  10. Sheri Sheri says:

    I either lost what I just wrote or am repeating myself I really loved the introduction but wasn't into the heart of the book Perhaps because I'm a straight woman a gay friend had told me how important this book was to him and I was intrigued but likely because I'm just not in the moodmode to do do the exercises right now

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