Treehab

Author: Bob Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780299310509
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Witty, incisive essays on nature, fatherhood, climate change, illness, and the future from Bob Smith, the pioneering gay comedian and award-winning writer.

Openly Bob

Author: Bob Smith
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0380732009
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As an openly gay comic, Bob Smith broke barriers with an appearance on "The Tonight Show." Now Smith offers up his own original, whine-free perspective on being grown up and gay.In OPENLY BOB, the acclaimed comedian candidly, and humorously, tackles issues facing grown-up gays as they make their place in an overwhelmingly straight society. From bringing your boyfriend home to your father's funeral, to being the only gay couple at a family wedding, to surviving couples counseling, Smith's decidedly wry spin on the events of our lives resonates with keen observation and hilarious truth."So Mom says to me on the phone, 'Just because you're coming home for your father's funeral doesn't mean we can't have fun!'"Sex education, meteor showers, lesbian ventriloquist dummies, fleamarket shopping, body piercing, pot -smoking drag queens, environmental correctness, Judgment Day, Samuel Beckett, Newt Gingrich, Coco Chanel, Sigmund Freud--nothing and no one escapes Smith's incisive eye in this very human collection of comic essays.

Remembrance Of Things I Forgot

Author: Bob Smith
Publisher: Terrace Books
ISBN: 0299283437
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“It’s safe to say your relationship is in trouble if the only way you can imagine solving your problems is by borrowing a time machine.” In 2006 comic book dealer John Sherkston has decided to break up with his physicist boyfriend, Taylor Esgard, on the very day Taylor announces he’s finally perfected a time machine for the U.S government. John travels back to 1986, where he encounters “Junior,” his younger, more innocent self. When Junior starts to flirt, John wonders how to reveal his identity: “I’m you, only with less hair and problems you can’t imagine.” He also meets up with the younger Taylor, and this unlikely trio teams up to plot a course around their future relationship troubles, prevent John’s sister from making a tragic decision, and stop George W. Bush from becoming president. In this wickedly comic, cross-country, time-bending journey, John confronts his own—and the nation’s—blunders, learning that a second chance at changing things for the better also brings new opportunities to screw them up. Through edgy humor, time travel, and droll one-liners, Bob Smith examines family dysfunction, suicide, New York City, and recent American history while effortlessly blending domestic comedy with science fiction. Part acidic political satire, part wild comedy, and part poignant social scrutiny, Remembrance of Things I Forgot is an uproarious adventure filled with sharp observations about our recent past. InSight Out Book Club, featured selection Bob Smith named one of Instinct magazine’s Leading Men 2011 Winner, Barbara Gittings Literature Award/Stonewall Book Awards, American Library Association Finalist, Over the Rainbow Selection, American Library Association Finalist, Green Carnation Prize, international prize for LGBT Literature Amazon Top Ten Gay & Lesbian Books of 2011 Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the Public Library Reviewers

Hamlet S Dresser

Author: Bob Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684852705
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A Shakespeare instructor to the acting community discusses his childhood spent with an overwhelmed mother, critical father, and severely handicapped sister; the discovery of Shakespeare that gave him a purpose and a means of viewing the world; and his work with celebrated actors, seniors, and college students. Reprint.

Way To Go Smith

Author: Bob Smith
Publisher: Rob Weisbach Books
ISBN:
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The comedian and author recalls growing up gay in Buffalo, New York, scrutinizing his classmates, teachers, family, and relationships with the observant eye of the stand-up comic

And Then I Danced

Author: Mark Segal
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1617754277
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"[A] swiftly written debut memoir...[Segal] vividly describes his firsthand experience as a teenager inside the Stonewall bar during the historic riots, his participation with the Gay Liberation Front, and amusing encounters with Elton John and Patti LaBelle....A jovial yet passionately delivered self-portrait inspiring awareness about LGBT history from one of the movement's true pioneers." --Kirkus Reviews "With great verve and spirit, Segal has rendered a lively and dramatic memoir of the early days of the gay rights struggle; the infighting over strategies and objectives; the long, hard road of progress; and a look at the challenges still ahead." --Booklist "The reader can clearly see how Segal's fearless determination, cheerful tenacity, and refusal to attack his opponents made him a power broker in Philadelphia and a leading advocate on the national level. Segal fills his book with worthy stories...funny anecdotes and heart." --Publishers Weekly "The stories are interesting, unexpected, and witty." --Library Journal "Activist Mark Segal who was present at Stonewall and later went on to found the Philadelphia Gay News was a featured judge at Miss'd America and the recipient of a lifetime achievement award the night of the pageant. In his new Memoir And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality, he writes about how he was kicked off a television show in the 1970s called Summertime on the Pier because he was dancing with another man, but four decades later, he cut a rug with his husband Jason Villemez while the Marine Corps Band played Barbra Streisand at the White House's first ever Gay Pride reception hosted by President Obama." --Huffington Post "A historic memoir, chronicling [Mark's] life in the LGBT political scene in Philadelphia....Segal also presents his personal and family life in a warm, engaging matter and this writing extends to his interactions with public figures." --Huffington Post, Living History: Three Books to Find Yourself In "Much this book focuses on his work, but the more telling pages are filled with love gained and lost, raising other people's children, finding himself, and aging in the gay community. A must-read." --The Advocate, 30 Best Books You Missed in 2015 "A conversational, nicely constructed combination autobiography and history lesson that recounts Segal's contribution to LGBT activism, from his early days as a member of the Gay Liberation Front in New York to his stewardship of a successful weekly newspaper." --Philadelphia Inquirer "Segal’s writing style is engrossing and never ponderous....And Then I Danced is highly recommended for all LGBT history collections and especially for readers with interest in Pennsylvania/Philadelphia politics." --ALA’s GLBT Round Table On December 11, 1973, Mark Segal disrupted a live broadcast of the CBS Evening News when he sat on the desk directly between the camera and news anchor Walter Cronkite, yelling, "Gays protest CBS prejudice!" He was wrestled to the studio floor by the stagehands on live national television, thus ending LGBT invisibility. But this one victory left many more battles to fight, and creativity was required to find a way to challenge stereotypes surrounding the LGBT community. Mark Segal's job, as he saw it, was to show the nation who gay people are: our sons, daughters, fathers, and mothers. Because of activists like Mark Segal, whose life work is dramatically detailed in this poignant and important memoir, today there are openly LGBT people working in the White House and throughout corporate America. An entire community of gay world citizens is now finding the voice that they need to become visible.

Not So Good A Gay Man

Author: Frank M. Robinson
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 0765382091
Size: 61.99 MB
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Not So Good a Gay Man is the compelling memoir of author, screenwriter, and activist Frank M. Robinson. Frank M. Robinson (1926-2014) accomplished a great deal in his long life, working in magazine publishing, including a stint for Playboy, and writing science fiction such as The Power, The Dark Beyond the Stars, and thrillers such as The Glass Inferno (filmed as The Towering Inferno). Robinson also passionately engaged in politics, fighting for gay rights, and most famously writing speeches for his good friend Harvey Milk in San Francisco. This deeply personal autobiography, addressed to a friend in the gay community, explains the life of one gay man over eight decades in America. By turns witty, charming, and poignant, this memoir grants insights into Robinson's work not just as a journalist and writer, but as a gay man navigating the often perilous social landscape of 20th century life in the United States. The bedrock sincerity and painful honesty with which he describes this life makes Not So Good a Gay Man compelling reading.

Selfish And Perverse

Author: Bob Smith
Publisher: Alyson Books
ISBN: 9781593501495
Size: 33.96 MB
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Nelson Kunker is miserable. He is trapped in his job as the script supervisor on Aftertaste, a low-rated late-night sketch television show, he is single and he has severe writer's block and an unfinished novel. His life in LA has come to a complete standstill. That is until he meets Roy Briggs, a part-time salmon fisherman and archaeology student who he falls madly in love with. A riveting tale of love, hilarity and debauchery ensues.

Players

Author: Matthew Futterman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147671696X
Size: 58.73 MB
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Traces the single-generation transformation of sports from a cottage industry to a global business, reflecting on how elite athletes, agents, TV executives, coaches, owners, and athletes who once had to take second jobs worked together to create the dominating, big-ticket industry of today.

An Underground Life

Author: Gad Beck
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299165048
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That a Jew living in Nazi Berlin survived the Holocaust at all is surprising. That he was a homosexual and a teenage leader in the resistance and yet survived is amazing. But that he endured the ongoing horror with an open heart, with love and without vitriol, and has written about it so beautifully is truly miraculous. This is Gad Beck's story.