• Loren A. Olson
Cover of No More Neckties: A Memoir in Essays

Growing up, Loren Olson was always a good boy. Now hes sick of it. Olson always did what was expected. To fit in, he partitioned off parts of himself that he believed were unacceptable. He felt isolated and alone. As a young man, he was successful by every external measure. At age forty, he upended his life when he fell in love with another man and came out as gay. Olson is a well-regarded essayist, a gifted storyteller, and the author of the award-winning book Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight.


Olson, Loren A. No More Neckties: A Memoir in Essays. Urbandale, IA: Oak Lane Press, 2022.