By Rich Merritt
Convinced, all of it rather occurred similar to This... this is the tale of wealthy Merritt-the stable son, teacher's puppy, Southern gentleman, version Christian scholar at Bob Jones collage, Marine officer, and the not-so-anonymous poster boy for a brand new York instances journal article on gays within the military-whose complex sexual prior prompted a global scandal whilst The suggest "outed" him as "The Marine Who Did homosexual Porn," placing his lifestyles in a tailspin. it is the compelling, poignant tale of ways a boy who by no means listened to pop tune, by no means cursed, and did not have his first drink till he used to be eighteen exploded right into a lifetime of medications, alcohol, promiscuity, prostitution, and pornography. And chiefly, it is a positive tale of self-forgiveness and id, of a guy who refused to permit himself to be outlined through the factors of a person else-gay or instantly. alongside the best way, wealthy Merritt writes with humor, compassion, perception and bare fact approximately: What it really is quite like starting to be up in the back of the "Fortress of Fundamentalism" and the way he finally got here to despise their perspectives the tough realities of army lifestyles below the "Don't ask, do not inform" Clinton coverage a true insider's adventure of operating within the male porn industry-the strong, the undesirable, and the tremendous sizzling Why he selected to not exhibit his porn previous to the recent York occasions journalist What it felt wish to be the main infamous marine on the planet and what it took to return throughout the hearth through turns harrowing and heartbreaking, indignant and putting forward, secrets and techniques of a homosexual Marine Porn big name is that rarest of memoirs-a attention-grabbing slice of existence that reads just like the so much soaking up fiction, yet is all real. wealthy Merritt has written an Op-Ed column for the military occasions. He has been profiled for the recent York instances journal, the l. a. occasions, and The suggest. tales approximately him have seemed within the London instances, The Washington put up and plenty of different courses. he's now an lawyer residing in Atlanta.