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To Quote a Queer: A Compendium of Wit, Wisdom, and Devastating Remarks

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Publisher Comments:

We’re here! We’re queer! And we’re hilarious!

 

Not to mention clever, eloquent, bitchy, poetic, luminous, and dead-on brilliant! To Quote a Queer features more than 2,000 quotations from the LGBT community and icons of queer culture on a wide range of subjects, including

 

     •  Childhood: “Bike-riding and tree-climbing may be typically boyish, but they were merely

        means to my sissified ends; I wanted, like an eight-year-old Garbo, to be alone.”

        - Dan Savage

     •  Coming Out: “What happened to me is exactly the opposite of what closeted people fear.

         They think they’ll lose everything if they come out. This did not happen to me at all. In fact, everything came back tenfold.” - Melissa Etheridge

     •  Fame: “When you become a public figure, you become at the same time a product, and

        people actually look at your ‘expiration date,’ you know? They look at your age and say,

        ‘Hmm. How fresh is this one?’” - Rupaul

     •  Writing: “You have to write a lot of bad poetry to get a good line of prose.” - Dorothy Allison

     •  Humor: “If I’m going to make fun of something, I need to find that in myself and then

        exaggerate it.” - David Sedaris

Synopsis:

We're here. We're queer. And we're hilarious Not to mention eloquent, bitchy, poetic, luminous, and dead-on brilliant To Quote a Queer features more than 2,500 quotations on a host of subjects, including:

Body Image: To be gay and out of shape is almost as much of a stigma as just being gay used to be. -Bruce Vilanch

Fashion: If I am occasionally a little overdressed, I make up for it by being always immensely overeducated. -Oscar Wilde

Homophobia: A lot of people are not homophobic, but they think they're supposed to be. They think that if they don't express prejudice, people will think there's something the matter with them. -Barney Frank

Therapy: I think I have OCD or ADD or some other three-initial ditty. Whatever it is, it's exhauasting. -Rosie O'Donnell

Truth: I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true. -Truman Capote

Childhood: Bike-riding and tree-climbing may be typically boyish, but they were merely means to my sissified ends; I wanted, like an eight-year-old Garbo, to be alone. -Dan Savage

Coming Out: What happened to me is exactly the opposite of what closeted people fear. They think they'll lose everything if they come out. This did not happen to me at all. In fact, everything came back tenfold. -Melissa Etheridge

Fame: When you become a public figure, you become at the same time a product, and people actually look at your 'expiration date, ' you know? They look at your age and say, 'Hmm. How fresh is this one?' -RuPaul

And much more. Hitting shelves just in time for summer's pride festivities, To Quote a Queer is the perfect gift for gays and the people who love them.

About the Author

John Lessard is assistant professor of English and film studies at the University of the Pacific in Stockholm, California. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594742231
Publisher:
Quirk Books
Subject:
Quotations
Editor:
Lessard, John
Author:
Lessard, John
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Gays
Subject:
Gay men
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
7 x 5.6 x 1.5 in 1.6313 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Gay and Lesbian » Arts and Entertainment » Humor
Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
Reference » Quotations Anecdotes and Proverbs
Sports and Outdoors » Martial Arts » General
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"Synopsis" by , We're here. We're queer. And we're hilarious Not to mention eloquent, bitchy, poetic, luminous, and dead-on brilliant To Quote a Queer features more than 2,500 quotations on a host of subjects, including:

Body Image: To be gay and out of shape is almost as much of a stigma as just being gay used to be. -Bruce Vilanch

Fashion: If I am occasionally a little overdressed, I make up for it by being always immensely overeducated. -Oscar Wilde

Homophobia: A lot of people are not homophobic, but they think they're supposed to be. They think that if they don't express prejudice, people will think there's something the matter with them. -Barney Frank

Therapy: I think I have OCD or ADD or some other three-initial ditty. Whatever it is, it's exhauasting. -Rosie O'Donnell

Truth: I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true. -Truman Capote

Childhood: Bike-riding and tree-climbing may be typically boyish, but they were merely means to my sissified ends; I wanted, like an eight-year-old Garbo, to be alone. -Dan Savage

Coming Out: What happened to me is exactly the opposite of what closeted people fear. They think they'll lose everything if they come out. This did not happen to me at all. In fact, everything came back tenfold. -Melissa Etheridge

Fame: When you become a public figure, you become at the same time a product, and people actually look at your 'expiration date, ' you know? They look at your age and say, 'Hmm. How fresh is this one?' -RuPaul

And much more. Hitting shelves just in time for summer's pride festivities, To Quote a Queer is the perfect gift for gays and the people who love them.

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