'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

How to Make Self-Help Sexy: Risk and Writing in Augusten Burroughs' 'This is How'

Acclaimed funny-guy and memoirist Augusten Burroughs’ latest book, This is How: Help For the Self, Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude, and More, for Young and Old Alike (St. Martin’s Press) is, as the title implies, an eclectic, entertaining, and refreshingly ill-tempered self-help book…. read more

Banned in Richmond: Helen Gurley Brown

I got to know Helen when I was her publicist—at St. Martin’s Press—for her penultimate book I’m Wild Again: Snippets From My Life and a Few Brazen Thoughts. She was an infinitely read-out-loud-on-the-beach-quotable original in the vein of fashion legend Diana Vreeland and movie star Joan Crawford. A hero for women? Sure. Gay icon? Absolutely…. read more