Reviews : Bio/Memoir

Gore Vidal: Devil with a Soul

In Sympathy for the Devil: Four Decades of Friendship with Gore Vidal (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) author Michael Mewshaw reveals an individual as gorgeous as any of Vidal’s historical or fictional characters. His portrayal of Vidal is not a bouquet, yet it does reflect the love of a friendship lasting four decades. Mewshaw was in awe of… read more

‘Bad Kid’ by David Crabb

Crabb artfully mines the high drama of the goth/new-wave culture that sustained him during his hormone-fueled and drug-influenced teenage years for comedy… read more

'Dangerous When Wet' by Jamie Brickhouse

Dangerous When Wet is a fabulous new memoir about a man who has it all–a great job in publishing, a longtime boyfriend, fun friends and a caring family. But Brickhouse has some serious life challenges too, including addictions and HIV… read more

‘Bettyville’ by George Hodgman

Hodgman pictures himself as something of an outsider in his relationship to his family, to his hometown neighborhood, and to the gay community at large, and this point of view allows for observations about the past that are equally fond as they are insightful… read more