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E. Lynn Harris: “Mama Dearest”

Out in Print

“Mama Dearest” by E. Lynn Harris c.2009, Karen Hunter Publishing / Pocket Books $25.99 / $34.00 Canada 389 pages The minute you saw that child, you knew who she belonged to. She had the same eyes, same chin, same mannerisms. She wore her hair like her Mama did back in the day; in fact, you …

Tinsel: A Search for America’s Christmas Present

“Tinsel: A Search for America’s Christmas Present” by Hank Steuver c.2009, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt $24.00 / $32.95 Canada 336 pages The Christmas carol quietly coos that “all is calm, all is bright.” You don’t know about calm – the traffic and pedestrian gawkers kind of ruin that sentiment – but bright? Yep, that pretty much …

In and Out of Hollywood

“In and Out of Hollywood” by Charles Higham c.2009, Terrace Books $29.95 / $34.50 Canada 306 pages, includes index It was just an accident. Nobody meant for it to happen. It was just one of “those things”, only orchestrated when the Cosmos met and decided that it was Your Turn. Which is not to say …

Season’s Readings!

Gift ideas for book lovers

For about a month now, you’ve been on a mission. You’ve been doing a bit of spying and stealth is the name of your game. Bravely, you’ve ventured forward in search of your prey, always aware, eyes constantly roving. You’re not sure what your target looks like, but you’re confident you’ll know it when you …

Hiding in Plain Sight: the Secret Life of Raymond Burr

Out in Print

“Hiding in Plain Sight: the Secret Life of Raymond Burr” by Michael Seth Starr c.2008, Applause $16.99 U.S. & Canada 266 pages, includes index Sometimes, you just want to run away, screaming. A stranger publicly divulges details of her love life. Your father gives you a blow-by-blow of his intestinal problems. A friend feels a …

My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them

Out in Print

“My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them” Edited by Michael Montlack c.2009, Terrace Books $24.95 / $29.95 Canada 304 pages You’re not a painter. You’ve never, in fact, had any desire to pick up a brush other than one for your hair. But still, the second you gazed upon that picture, …

Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood

Out in Print

“Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood” by Melissa Hart c.2009, Seal Press $16.95 / $21.50 Canada 276 pages You thought you knew everything. When you were a kid, knowledge came so easily. An answer to everything sat on your lips at all times and there was little anybody could tell you that you didn’t already have locked …

Unfriendly Fire

Out in Print

“Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America” by Nathaniel Frank c.2009, Thomas Dunne Books $25.95 / $28.95 Canada 342 pages, includes notes and index Sometimes, it occurs to you that purchasing stock in yellow ribbons might’ve been a smart move. Drive down any street in America and you’ll notice ribbons …

Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat

“Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat” by Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D. c.2009, Crown $24.95 / $28.95 Canada 304 pages About 1700 years. That’s how long you figure it will take to get into that swimsuit you bought at the end-of-season clearance last August. The swimsuit was perfect, it was marked down, and you figured you …

Feisty First Ladies

Out in Print

“Feisty First Ladies and Other Unforgettable White House Women” by Autumn Stephens c.2009, Viva Editions $16.95 215 pages Remember last years’ political uproar? No, I’m not talking about election stumping or finger-pointing. Not mavericks or Six-Packs or porcine lipstick (although who can forget those?). No, think farther back. This uproar came with a conundrum of …