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10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Improve Their Lives

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"With contagious warmth and enthusiasm, Joe Kort offers heartfelt guidance and specific, practical wisdom to support gay men in leading happier, more fulfilled lives."

-Debbie Ford, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, Spiritual Divorce and The Best Year of Your Life.


"Joe Kort has written a fine book. He writes well, grounds his insights in theory, appropriately shares his personal experience and provides clear guidance for gay men to accept themselves and learn how to create and sustain a durable and loving relationship. I recommend it to its intended audience and to the straight community who want to be better informed about gay relationships."
 Harville Hendrix, Ph. D. Author: Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples.


"Joe Kort's 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Improve Their Lives is the page turner that turns lives around. It is well-researched, enlightening, incredibly informative and an unusually entertaining book. Kort's work offers helpful advice and challenges the reader to delve far below the surface to come to a better understanding of self. If I could choose one book for gay men for required reading - this would be it. This is undoubtedly one of the best self-help books ever written for the gay community and certainly one of the top books of the year." 
Wayne Besen, Author of "Anything But Straight"


One smart thing gay men could do to improve their lives would be to buy and read this book. Joe Kort offers abundant wise, practical counsel on how to live healthier, happier, more satisfying lives as gay men in relation to ourselves, our partners, and our families. He does so with a gentle hand, a sharp mind, years of success in his work, and a kind heart.
--Brian McNaught, author of Now That I'm Out What Do I Do? and Gay Issues in the Workplace.


Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association
Review by Brett Lock
Joe Kort's informal, friendly and chatty book provides practical advice from his years as a therapist. Using his own experiences and those of former clients, he presents the trials and tribulations of gay life less as "case studies" and more as casual examples of all-too-familiar examples that most readers will identify with. And then he provides solutions. Read more . . .


David Atlanta Magazine
Review By John R. Ballew, MS, LPC
Sometimes it’s tough being a psychotherapist. We often listen and watch while clients do things we don’t think reflect very good choices, but it doesn’t usually work to tell clients what to do as if we were their parents. Instead we....

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Gay Today
Review By Bob Minor, Vol VII Issue 148 Monday September 1, 2003
To disguise their authentic selves, gay men spend enormous amounts of time throwing others off track." That's not only true of gay men who haven't come out of the straight-acting closet, but of many otherwise "out" gay men.... | PDF


Between The Lines Newspaper
Review By D'Anne Witkowski, Wednesday, August 6, 2003 4:58 PM
We've all seen the headlines, whether on a site like MSN.com or a magazine like Cosmo, promising better sex or slimmer thighs in 10 easy steps. We've all fallen for the hook at.... | PDF


Local therapist writes self-help book for gay men
By KEN MARTEN, Of The Royal Oak Mirror 07/31/03
Royal Oak psychotherapist Joe Kort has been helping people with marital and sexual issues for nearly 20 years. Gays and straights, men and women, singles and couples....


Book helps gay men strengthen relationships
By NICOLE M. ROBERTSON , Of The Daily Oakland Press 07/27/2003
Depression landed him in therapy when he was 14 - "30 percent of teen suicides are linked to being gay and lesbian, and I think I was on my way," he says - but it wasn't until he was 19 that he was able to come out to his parents....


LAVENDER MAGAZINE
Volume 9, Issue 217 • September 19, 2003 through October 2, 2003
Minneapolis, MN - The Page Boy - By E.B. Boatner
Psychotherapist and certified Imago therapist Joe Kort offers advice that would apply to most folks of any persuasion, the most central of which is: "Take Responsibility for Your Own Life." Each chapter is laced with stories told by his clients, with the aim of showing by example how gay men (using Kort's techniques) can overcome self-defeating behavior to lead fulfilling lives. Kort's exposition is straightforward and readable, a cut above the faux optimism of many self-help tomes.


The Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association
reviewed by Brett Lock
Joe Kort's informal, friendly and chatty book provides practical advice from his years as a therapist. Using his own experiences and those of former clients, he presents the trials and tribulations of gay life less as "case studies" and more as casual examples of all-too-familiar examples that most readers will identify with. And then he provides solutions. Many of the solutions are not easy and may require courage, hard work and commitment, but there is little doubt that he makes a persuasive case based on common sense. Read more . . .


Lambda Literary Foundation
reviewed by Owen Keehnen
With 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Improve Their Lives, gay psychotherapist Joe Kort has written a frank, insightful and immensely readable book that is bound to help many gay men in confronting and dealing with some issue or another and improve their lives. As with all self-help books the burden of action (the true test of effectiveness) remains with the reader. However, Kort is so capable at illuminating the various self-defeating aspects of the gay psyche and on motivating the reader to address those concerns, that a genuine willingness for change is sparked if not ignited. Read more . . .


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Joe Kort MA, LMSW, ACSW
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