'Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution' by Linda Hirshman

It’s impossible for me to discuss this history of the gay rights movement without noting that on the day I finished reading, the morning news announced the passage of Amendment One in North Carolina and the evening news led with President Obama’s “evolution” into a supporter of marriage equality. Should Victory become a best-seller, each subsequent reprint will… read more

‘Fever Of The Bone' by Val McDermid

Lambda Literary Award Finalist One of the things that makes Val McDermid one of the best mystery writers on the planet—in the company of greats like Ruth Rendell and P.D. James—is how seamlessly she weaves current issues into her novels. McDermid has written more than 20 mysteries—all meaty, multi-layered 500-page books that like those of… read more

'The Sixties: Diaries:1960-1969' by Christopher Isherwood

Gertrude Stein said, “A diary means yes indeed.” That’s the same unrestrained affirmation Christopher Isherwood brought to his life as captured in his diaries The Sixties: Diaries:1960-1969 skillfully edited by novelist Katherine Bucknell, editor of all three volumes of Isherwood’s diaries, as well as his memoir, Lost Years. Christopher Hitchens wrote the Vol. 2 Foreword…. read more

New in November: Ricky Martin & Portia de Rossi

This month two celebrity memoirs—Ricky Martin‘s Me and Portia de Rossi‘s Unbearable Lightness—will make likely bestsellers. Expect to see Martin and de Rossi on magazine covers all month. Lambda Literary Award Finalists Shawn Stewart Ruff, Armistead Maupin, David Levithan, Tracey Richardson,  and winner, Radclyffe all have new books out this month. One of our most anticipated books for… read more

'Mary Ann in Autumn' by Armistead Maupin

There’s a lot to like in Mary Ann in Autumn, Armistead Maupin’s eighth novel in the ‘Tales of the City’ series. Mary Ann in Autumn is a good read and Maupin truly is a master storyteller. Readers can count on him to entertain, even as his characters struggle against sometimes horrible, and at times highly… read more

Amos Lassen's Top 11 Books of 2010 (so far)

Amos Lassen doesn’t think of himself this way, but he is one of the most influential Amazon reviewers in the nation — especially when it comes to the categories for gay romance, gay fiction, gay and lesbian erotica, DVD, and documentary. An Amazon Top 50 Reviewer and a member of the Amazon Vine Program—a highly-coveted,… read more