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The Heart's Progress: A Memoir

by Claudia Bepko

Like many lesbians, Claudia Bepko was a young woman when she first admitted to having homosexual feelings--but it took a lifeless heterosexual marriage and a fierce attraction to a female colleague before she was able to live openly in a relationship with another woman. In this moving memoir she relives the painful and poignant awakenings she experienced in her early life: from her blue-collar Catholic upbringing to her confusing college days, during the height of the sexual revolution, when she encountered her first male and female lovers. Having built a career in the early years of the women's movement, she found the courage to question her heterosexuality. Approaching middle age in the midst of "lesbian chic," she finds herself finally able to move from an identity shrouded in otherness to a life that celebrates the freedom and normalcy of loving whomever one is destined to love.

The Responsibility Trap: A Blueprint for Treating the Alcoholic Family

by Claudia Bepko

Written for clinical therapists working with families where alcohol abuse is an issue.

Too Good for Her Own Good: Breaking Free from the Burden of Female

by Claudia Bepko

In the bestselling tradition of The Dance of Anger, a compassionate and insightful guide that shows women how they can learn to feel good about who they are and what they do.

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