As a fifteen-year-old, Sharif D. Rangnekar could not fathom why he felt aroused watching men dance in a Jermaine Jackson music video. He soon found the 'answer' in a book that told him that this was just a phase and it would end once he got married. He almost did. Straight to Normal is the autobiography of a gay man who had to battle bouts of confusion, vulnerability, fear, rejection and depression and also unlearn the normative definition of lust, love and everything in between, in order to thwart the desire to kill himself and find a reason to live.
'Written in simple prose, a matter-of-fact tone and with dollops of good humour, it's the essential, empathy-generating queer autobiography we need today.' - GQ Magazine
MRP: Rs. 295
Publisher: Rupa Publications