Books

  • Better Left Unsaid

    James McGreevey's autobiography, The Confession, is as dismal as his approval ratings were in 2004 when he declared that he was a ''gay American'' and...

  • 'Cirkus' Circus

    Reading Patti Frazee's Cirkus is like falling from the high wire knowing there is no net below. You know it's going to be painful, there's...

  • Hard Feelings

    Generally, when a novel throws characters at readers in quantities not easily digested, it's time to settle in for either an epic war story or...

  • What Comes Around

    For those of us who fell in love with our best friends growing up, Michael Thomas Ford's Full Circle appears to be a dream come...

  • Familiar Terrain

    Augusten Burroughs is that guy -- that guy who was the star quarterback back in high school, didn't play in college and now lives in...

  • Surface Story

    Sex sells. And when it comes to memoirs, so do drugs, prostitution and pornography. When those words – along with a large, naked photo of...

  • An Unflinching Line

    During an interview on the public radio program Studio 360, Daniel Clowes, known (at least to some) as the creator of Ghost World and Ice...

  • Raising the Dead

    The Pale Blue Eye Your first reaction upon hearing that Louis Bayard, author of the very successful Mr. Timothy (where he raised the literary spirit...

  • To Tell the Truth

    So let's be brutally honest. If I were any kind of critic I would immediately launch into a long list of reasons why you should...

  • Calendar Boys

    The weather may be turning cold, but one organization is bringing some heat to the season. Just in time for the new year, Brother, Help...

  • Rainbow's End

    You can't blame Alex Sanchez for having mixed feelings as he promotes the final novel in his gay teen trilogy, Rainbow Road. His books have...

  • Tab Browsing

    A memoir, by its very definition, is self-serving. Writing ''your'' story can serve as therapy, disclosure, dutiful revelation, apology, even revenge. To some extent, Tab...

  • Wedding Bells

    Dan Savage, purveyor of advice to America's sexually kinked and erotically troubled, is justly famous for his no-holds-barred approach to sex. He's also a frequent...

  • A Human Tale

    ''Every sixth human being in the world today is an Indian,'' begins the introduction to Narendra Jadhav's family history/memoir Untouchables, an indispensable opening from which...

  • Fresh Fruit

    I think I'm in love with Peter Paddington. And not just because he reminds me of the overweight, under-popular, 13-year-old me. Pitiful, loveable and innocently...

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