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“If you don’t push against the mirror, how do you know you’re standing in front of it?”

The quote above is from my interview with Martin Pousson, whose PEN award-winning novel Black Sheep Boy, also an L.A. Times Pick of the Week, inspired Susan Larson (NPR The Reading Life) to say: “An unforgettable novel-in-stories about growing up gay in French Acadiana, so vivid and almost fairy tale-like, drawing on folklore from the region, and yet so brutally realistic. Brilliant. I loved this book.”  I loved it too, for Pousson’s poetic prose, among other reasons. Read my full interview in Late Last Night Books magazine, here.

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NEXT TIME THIS GUY FLIES, I WANT TO BE BEHIND HIM IN THE SECURITY LINE.

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SACONY CIELLA AD IN LIFE MAGAZINE 1949

Is it the pose that makes this picture so striking? Wouldn’t it be a great book cover?

 

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Italy: Vernazza in Cinque Terre, the Amalfi Coast, Naples, and How We Got Around

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“READING IS LIKE THE SEX ACT – DONE PRIVATELY, AND OFTEN IN BED.”

Attributed to Daniel Boorstein, Librarian of Congress 1975-1987 and a historian.

I saw this quote on “a good reader imagines” on the tumblr man-reading. The picture below is from the same tumblr, I believe, although the address is menreadningtumblr.com.

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SHOW ME THOSE MUSCLES, SON.

If you’re a gay man and you haven’t seen the blog https://jeffcopebrandon.tumblr.com/ you are in for quite a treat.

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