James Frey: Unlimited Capacity for Love

“If you love universally, you would express it with people of both genders, without discrimination.” In 2003, Doubleday published James Frey’s harrowing drug abuse memoir cum cautionary tale, Million Little Pieces.  The book was widely praised and anointed an Oprah Book Club pick, sending sales through the roof and making James Frey a celebrity. In… read more

David Levithan: One Word at a Time

“Never mistake the articulateness of a novel for the articulateness of its author.” David Levithan has really outdone himself this time.  His new book, The Lover’s Dictionary (Farrar Straus and Giroux), is his first work of fiction for adults. Told as a series of dictionary entries over a two year relationship, Levithan’s story covers the… read more

Low Fidelity: Stephen McCauley on the 'Myth of Monogamy'

Stephen McCauley’s new book, Insignificant Others, explores, with hilarious, dark, and painful honesty, the story of a middle-aged man coming to terms with his partner’s infidelity.  But there’s a problem: he’s cheating, too. Meet Richard, a man who exercises too much, thinks too hard, and is desperate to hide  his anxiety about aging.  I was… read more

All over the place with Josh Kilmer-Purcell

Josh Kilmer-Purcell is the author of the memoir of a gay generation, I Am Not Myself These Days, about his stint as a New York Drag Queen in a relationship with a beautiful male escort and crack addict named Jack.  The book crossed unapologetically into the mainstream, becoming a New York Times Bestseller, and is now in development as… read more