Synopses & Reviews
A celebration of the most important relationship in a straight girls lifeher gay best friend.
Thanks to iconic duos such as Sex and the Citys Carrie and Stanford and the title characters of Will & Grace, the love affair between straight women and gay men has moved into the mainstream. Never before, though, has a book looked at these friendships in the real world.
The editors, themselves best friends, have put together this collection of hilarious and poignant never-before-published essays that explore this unique relationship. In addition to stories about single girls and gay guys bonding over shopping sprees and brunch, these stories chronicle love and lust, infatuation and heartbreak, growing up and coming out, and family and children.
Straight women and gay men alike will relate to these tales from a diverse array of contributors, ranging from literary novelists to Emmy Award winners, single girls about town to mothers of four, downtown performance artists to Hollywood scenesters. This definitive anthology, the first of its kind, proves that more durable than diamonds, straight women and gay men are each others true best friends.
A share of the proceeds from this book will benefit The Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping gay teens.
Time Out New York
San Francisco Chronicle
Essays soar with strong insights into love, humanity and the nature of friendship
A literary "Will & Grace," this collection of essays from a diverse array of contributors celebrates the relationship between straight women and their gay best friend.
A literary celebration of one of the most important relationships in a straight girls lifeher gay best friend
This collection of original essays goes beyond the banter to get to the essence of an intimate relationship like no other. With a foreword by Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin, Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys brings together pieces by National Book Award winner Andrew Solomon (The Noonday Demon), novelist Gigi Levangie Grazer (The Starter Wife), Barneys New York creative director Simon Doonan (Nasty), and many others from all walks of life. In addition to stories of gays and gals bonding over brunch, these essays chronicle love and lust, infatuation and heartbreak, growing up and coming out, and family and children. With genuine warmth, this definitive anthology proves that more durable than diamonds, straight women and gay men are each others true best friends.
About the Author
Melissa De La Cruz
is the author of the bestselling young adult series The Au Pairs and Blue Bloods
and has written for Th e New York Times, McSweeneys
, the San Francisco Chronicle
, and others.
Tom Dolby is the bestselling author of the novels The Trouble Boy and The Sixth Form. He has written for The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Village Voice, Out, and others.