How do you live an authentic life while keeping a secret?
This award-winning memoir chronicles Carol’s struggle to be true to herself as she grapples with the ramifications of accepting that she’s gay at a time when it was illegal and in opposition to all social and religious mores.
Candid and poignant, You Can’t Buy Love Like That reveals the complex invisible dynamics that arise for gay people who are forced to hide their true selves in order to survive and celebrates the hard-won rewards of finding one’s courageous heart and achieving self-acceptance and self-love.
You Can’t Buy Love Like That offers hope to those seeking to live truthfully as well as those who value the triumph of love over fear.
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Carol E. Anderson’s debut memoir, You Can’t Buy Love Like That: Growing Up Gay in the Sixties, was hailed by Kirkus Reviews as a work that “movingly renders the complex emotional landscape of living in and out of the closet.” Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards named it Outstanding General Non-Fiction for 2018. And, BuzzFeed selected it as one of five books to celebrate LGBT History Month in 2017. Carol’s essays have appeared in Huffington Post, Curve Magazine, and The Advocate.
Carol has traveled the world extensively for work and pleasure, including on a philanthropic mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a photo safari in Kenya. She holds a doctorate in spiritual studies, and master’s degrees in psychology, organizational development, and creative nonfiction. She is the founder of Rebellious Dreamers, a twenty-year strong non-profit organization that has helped women realize dreams they’ve deferred and women of all ages come into their own. She lives with the love of her life and their sassy pup in a nature sanctuary in Ann Arbor, MI.