Dr. Marilyn Mehr

Such Charming Exiles: How Two Gay Women Learned to Live Openly and Love Fiercely

We are both psychologists and professors and have been together for over forty years. In that time not only have we successfully pursued our professions but we have been activists, trying to change history in a number of ways: early on, protesting the Vietnam War; and over the years, working for civil rights, especially for those of gay people like ourselves. In our book, Such Charming Exiles, we tell how we came to realize we were gay; how we struggled against the invisibility and/​or scorn with which much of American society has viewed us; and how we ultimately gathered the courage to come out of hiding and live honest lives.

Selected Works

Biography/Memoir
Two women--psychologists, professors and activists--love each other fiercely, but struggle against the invisibility and/or scorn of American society. As social activists, they must overcome their exile and have the courage to confront prejudice and live honest lives. These lessons hold for all women, men and their families. (purchase on Amazon.com. Barnes and Noble.com and Bootlocker.com)
Historical Fiction
Holding the World Together is a captivating adventure, a touching love story and an evocation of the American West.
Memoir
by Marilyn Mehr, Nancy M. Snell, Judith M. Olson, Dennis R. Mehr

The book reveals the pain, personal growth and insights of adult children witnessing the loss of their cherished father deteriorating before their eyes.
Nonfiction
by Betty Walker, Ph.D. and Marilyn Mehr, Ph.D.

Based on the first study ever done on academically gifted women and their life patterns of achievement. This is a ground-breaking work for and about women that is a blueprint for reaching one’s maximum potential.

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