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About The Book

Part memoir, part self-help book, Frankly My Dear, I’m Gay takes readers on a light-hearted, poignant, humorous, and multi-faceted journey out of the closet, with nationally known author, blogger, podcaster, speaker, and Coming Out Coach, Rick Clemons

Embracing the trips, falls, and triumphs of learning to walk in a new set of heels, Clemons brings a fresh perspective on how to be uniquely you as a flag-waving, or quietly standing on the sidelines, member of the LGBT Community. Calling upon his own, and client’s experiences, Clemons doles out amusing yet sincere insights and advice for navigating a mutually respectful divorce, raising children as a gay parent, and tips for learning how to date, mate, and be in a healthy same-sex relationship.


David Cruz

Founder, Finding Cupid
Matchmaker from Millionaire Matchmaker

This book breathes new life into every gay man's journey to self-acceptance, love and the difficult, yet liberating process of "Coming Out." Rick does an excellent job of mixing his personal experiences with humor to tell an honest and candid story that anyone coming out can appreciate. This book is a must read for anyone who is questioning their sexuality or for friends of anyone who has recently come out.


Jesse Brune-Horan

Spiritual Director & Co-Founder
Inspire Spiritual Community

It takes courage to practice radical transparency, especially when sharing the awkward and often painful coming-of-age experiences that can pave the way to coming out. Rick's authentic, sweet and comedic voice makes it safe to walk with him through the messy parts of his life and inspires you to celebrate when he discovers his path to self-acceptance and love. Easily relatable and full of heart, this is a fun read for anyone been there and a great guide for those starting the journey.


Joe Kort

PhD, MSW, MA and
Author of Is My Husband Gay, Straight or Bi?

Frankly My Dear I'm Gay is a heartfelt and witty look at a controversial topic - coming out late in life after living a heterosexual life. This book is a rare find where the story of the journey is shared, accompanied by practical tools for navigating the transformation from who you've thought you are to who you've always been. Spoken from the heart, Clemons provides a love yourself approach to help those struggling with living their sexual truth.

More Reviews

If you are looking for practical guidance wrapped in a truly humanistic approach, Rick Clemons is the guide you are looking for. He presents his insightful advice in way that real people in the real world can apply to their lives. As a therapist that specializes in helping people come out and live their true lives, I highly recommend Rick for his compassionate and honest approach to finding your own truth.

Elliott Kronenfeld, LICSW  

For every person who has struggled to come to terms with the true person inside of themselves, this book is a must read. The potential to live the life that your highest power intends for you, requires that you get honest about who you are. Rick gives gay men and women permission to break down their walls, resistance and fears so they can live with passion and truth. Rick does this with humor and insights from walking his own path and helping hundreds of people along their own journey. If you are a individual contemplating your sexuality, this book truly cuts to the chase and offers timeless insights so you can get on with LIVING your life instead of just thinking about living it.

Melanie Gorman - Sr. VP YourTango Experts  

With sharp with an unabashed transparency Rick not only shares his colorful story but also includes a roadmap of self-discovery to assist the reader with their own journey. It is an entertaining and provocative read!

Joel Barrett - Joel Speaks Out