For me, Less was a near perfect novel so I was a little worried about reading a sequel but Less is Lost delivers. It's the Empire Strikes Back of gay male road caper fictions. A perfect summer read with lots of delights and more than a few poignant moments.
By turns devastating and infuriating, this important book indicts all of us - Congress, gun nuts, the Alex Jones crazies, and good people who look away or resist the urge to push back against the loonies in our own families. Chilling.
I can't get this book out of my head. A really exciting debut and I can't wait to see where she goes next.
Brilliant and laugh-out-loud funny! There is much to learn from Wilson’s trials and tribulations. Give this to the young actor/comedian in your life and let’s bring back Happy Endings already!
recommended if you like: Bossypants
Sexy and unapologetic, I loved this memoir. Unbound Edition Press is an exciting new publisher and the layout of these books is terrific.
recommended if you like: Dennis Cooper
I could not put this book down. It's one life told through the gay spaces the author found himself in, and I found myself yearning for those nights out as well. Can't wait to go out again.
It is about time someone wrote a novel set on one of Reno's famous dude ranches! Johnson writes beautifully about mothers looking after children and while the story is beautiful, it's also laugh out loud funny.
This is a marvelous story collection from a young talent. You will laugh knowingly at all the well meaning people trying to make their way in the world. The last two stories are devastating.
recommended if you like: laughing/crying in public
A startling debut story collection of interconnected tales set in and around Houston, TX. Often funny and always engaging, Washington writes with a wisdom and grace beyond his years.
recommended if you like: We the Animals
Winman perfectly captures the fleeting promise of youth; the way we believe that the people we love are and always will be there for us, and the boundless loss when life moves in other ways.
recommended if you like: The Great Believers
I took my time with this book because I so enjoyed the way Harris rolls out the story of this remarkable artist. It’s funny and dishy with plenty of guest appearances from the brightest lights of Hollywood and Broadway.
recommended if you like: Hollywood history
Brilliant and unsparing. Sir Elton has never held his tongue but it's fun to look back with him at his remarkable career and some truly fun adventures (hiding from Warhol).
recommended if you like: Rock Gods
Sinéad does not want your forgiveness. She did it her way and the pieces fell where they fell, and you might admire her more after reading this. She's also wickedly funny.
recommended if you like: rock memoirs
It would be enough if Andrew was a gifted comic actor who can sing BUT dammit, he can write too! This is a fun read with the power to buttress young actors whoare so close to making it.
recommended if you like: auditions, The Music Man
This excellent new collection should cement Murphy as one of the best young poets publishing today.
recommended if you like: Randall Mann
It's really hard to summarize here what this brilliant book is really about. Laing starts with psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich and springboards into the art and work of countless cultural heroes.