Book News


Please join us in congratulating Canadian author Peter Gajdics, whose breathtaking memoir — The Inheritance of Shame — will be published by Brown Paper Press this spring.

The Inheritance of Shame chronicles the six years Gajdics spent in a bizarre form of conversion therapy that attempted to “cure” him of his homosexuality. You can read more about the book here, or on the book's website —

We cannot tell you how proud we are to have this memoir in our small but slowly growing arsenal. The book is a page-turner, to be sure, but also is an inspirational glimpse at the power of compassion, resilience and self-acceptance.

And, as you'll soon see, it took a hell of a lot of courage to write it.

We expect the book will be of special interest to Americans curious about conversion therapy, as Vice President-Elect Mike Pence has thrown his support church-based therapies in the past. This, despite reams of evidence proving such tactics are both fruitless and damaging.

The Inheritance of Shame will be published on May 16 — during Long Beach’s Pride Week. Stay tuned for news of Peter's launch party and book tour. As always, we'd love to see you there.

Oh! And the beautiful cover was designed by the Alban Fischer, whose other work can be found here