Author(s): Lillian Faderman
Harvey Milk was a complex man. There were seemingly many Harveys as he drifted for years through various stages, fumbling to find the niche from which he could fulfill the high, vague aspirations of his childhood.... Each earlier "life" represented some genuine (if contradictory) aspect of Harvey Milk-and in each transformation he thought for a while that he had found himself. But it was only in his final life, as an openly gay politician, that he discovered who he had wanted to be all along. In the five years he had left to live, as he grew into becoming that person, he made a coherent whole out of the many parts of himself. Book jacket.