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Half In: A coming-of-Age Memoir
of Forbidden love

WHat if your first love were forbidden?

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Mine was.

At twenty-three, I was, like other recent college grads, hesitant about entering the real world, with the added stress of coming out in the early nineties. Focused on how to land a full-time position as a writer, falling in love was the last thing on my mind.


But fall in love I did. With my boss, a woman thirty-four years older.


In this candid coming-of-age memoir—as compelling as a novel—I chronicle the happiness and heartbreak of an age-gap love affair while struggling to figure out the direction of my future. Ultimately, this is a story about navigating life’s unpredictable path while following one’s heart, and finding acceptance.

Should you want a copy in paperback or ebook:

audiobook now available!

Me, back in the closet, recording.

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More Praise for Half In

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"Cohen offers a moving story of love, grief, and a passionate reflection on the true meaning of devotion."

"Felice keeps it real in Half In."


"I could not put this memoir down."

Jodi S. Rosenfeld, author of Closer to Fine

"Beautifully written memoir."

Suzie Carr, author of the critically acclaimed novel, The Dance


"A top recommendation not just for LGBTQ collections, but any library strong in either coming-of-age stories or memoirs about age-disparate love.”

D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, 
Midwest Book Review

"I couldn’t put it down and strongly recommend you pick it up. I’m all in with Half In.”

Lucy J. Madison, author


"I couldn't put this book down and read it straight through."

—Sallyanne Monti, author of 
Light at the End of the Tunnel: A Memoir


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American Book Fest

The 19th Annual "Best Book" Awards

"LGBTQ+: Nonfiction"

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Red Ribbon Winner

Wishing Shelf Awards



A playlist for Half In on spotify

A number of songs are mentioned in Half In. I put them into a playlist on Spotify. Enjoy!

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A reading list for Half In on goodreads

A number of books are mentioned in Half In. I put them into a playlist on Goodreads. Enjoy!

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