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Growing up, Dr. Olson wanted to fit in, but fitting in is not belonging.
He aspired to be a good boy. Now he’s sick of it.
Olson did what was expected of him, but to fit in, he felt isolated and alone.
As a young man, Olson was successful by every external measure. At age forty, he upended his life when he fell in love with another man.
In No More Neckties: A Memoir in Essays, Olson flings open the doors and reveals he wasn’t always a good boy. His stories of love and heartbreak; body image and gay men’s sexuality; betrayal and forgiveness; and being old and gay aren’t always noble, but they show a humanness to which everyone can relate.
Olson is a well-regarded essayist and a gifted storyteller.
In No More Neckties, Olson sends a message of hope and compassion to the reader, telling them they are not alone in the hard stuff in their lives.