Books

Amanda Lepore inks autobiography deal

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Amanda Lepore, proud owner of “The Most Expensive Body on Earth,” has inked a book deal with preeminent, New York-based Vigliano Books to publish her memoir, tentatively titled ” I…Amanda Lepore.” This autobiography and tell-all will be co-written with Thomas Flannery and feature exclusive cover art by world-renowned photographer David LaChapelle. Lepore’s memoir is scheduled to debut in Summer 2015 to ... Read More »

Turning the Page: The LGBT Side of the Decatur Book Festival

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Atlanta is a city of festivals. Every year we boast hundreds, from Farmer’s Markets to one-day fundraisers to big events like the Dogwood Festival, the Decatur Arts Festival, Gay Pride, the Inman Park Festival, Sweetwater 420 Fest…the list goes on. So in February 2005, after realizing the Metro Atlanta area didn’t have an annual book festival, Daren Wang, founder of ... Read More »

Mikey Rox’s Mini-Guide to Satisfying Summer Reads

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When you hit the beach this season, don’t forget to bring a good book. Here are our picks for Summer 2013’s hottest LGBT titles.   Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence   Ross Mathews, the lovable, huggable, high-pitched personality who parlayed an internship at “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” into national stardom, releases his first book, Man Up!: ... Read More »

Sex: Justin Hernandez’s Rollercoaster Ride from NYC to Hollyweird and Back

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There are people in this world who live quiet, unassuming, straight-laced lives devoid of any sensationalistic experiences. They tread on a path that doesn’t meander through any prurient, seedy environs. Then, there are people like Justin Hernandez. The Bronx, New York native and self-confessed sex addict has authored the just-released autobiography Inside the Vortex. In it, he tells the story ... Read More »

Perks of Being a Wallflower- Must Read, Must See

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“This story is forever,” author Stephen Chbosky says of Perks of Being a Wallflower. A bold statement but then again this is a bold book. Originally published in 1999, Perks introduces us to Charlie. No last name, not even his real name because Charlie’s name is not important. His story is. In a series of letters to an unnamed friend, ... Read More »

Bookmarks: July’s Latest LGBT Book Reviews

The Truth is Bad Enough: What Became of the Happy Hustler?, by Michael Kearns. CreateSpace, 294 pages, $15.95 paper. First he was a precocious boy, acting in and directing plays – and reveling in sex with older men – before he finished high school. Then he was a serious actor, a serious drunk, a serial sexaholic, and, in the mid-1970s, ... Read More »

Bookmarks: June’s Latest LGBT Book Reviews

Spreadeagle, by Kevin Killian. The Fellow Travelers Series/Publication Studio, 590 pages, $16 paper, $10 e-book.   It was two decades in the writing, Killian has said about this pop culture-peppered novel, yet the Feb. 11 death of Whitney Houston is referenced. Score one point for on-demand, one-book-at-a-time publishing – the book’s production period is as zippy as its plot. Part ... Read More »

First Black Gay Male Vampire Novel Debuts at Mixx & Brushstrokes

K. Murry Johnson is set to unleash his vampire coming-of-age story in Atlanta with an author event sponsored by Brushstrokes and Mixx Thursday April 26th. In advance of his appearance, we caught up with him to decipher the the story’s title, find out about his inspiration and what’s next for the novelist. What’s the meaning behind the title Image of ... Read More »

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