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Swish: My Quest to Become the Gayest Person Ever and What Ended Up Happening Instead

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Publisher Comments:

A hilarious and deeply moving account of one mans journey from stereotype to truth.

Joel Derfner is a knitter, an aerobics instructor, a cheerleader, a go-go dancer, and a musical theater composer, but when he realizes one day that hes a walking gay cliché he embarks on a quest for deeper meaning. A very, very funny quest for deeper meaning. And whether hes confronting the demons of his past at a GLBT summer camp, using the Internet to “meet” men-many, many men-or going undercover to a conference of ex-gays, he discovers that what hes looking for-and sometimes even finds, hidden underneath the surface of everyday life-is his own identity. In the tradition of David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs, yet with its own particular flair, Swish is a story told with not just wit but humor; not just candor but honesty; and not just compassion but humanity.

Synopsis:

Written with wicked humor and keen insight, "Swish" is at once a hilarious look at contemporary ideas about gay culture and a poignant exploration of identity that will speak to all readers--gay, straight, and in between.

About the Author

JOEL DERFNER graduated from Harvard with a degree in linguistics. His work for the musical theater has been produced in London, New York, and various cities in between. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767924313
Subtitle:
My Quest to Become the Gayest Person Ever and What Ended Up Happening Instead
Author:
Derfner, Joel
Foreword by:
John, Elton
Foreword:
John, Elton
Author:
John, Elton
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Specific Groups - Male Gay Studies
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090616
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.22 x 0.7 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Written with wicked humor and keen insight, "Swish" is at once a hilarious look at contemporary ideas about gay culture and a poignant exploration of identity that will speak to all readers--gay, straight, and in between.
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