Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys
True Tales of Friendship Between Straight Women and Gay Men
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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 other’s true best friends.
Praise For Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys: True Tales of Friendship Between Straight Women and Gay Men…
“A charmingly skewered look at best friends.”—Plum Sykes, author of Bergdorf Blondes
“In essays that run the gamut from hilarious to profound, Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys shatters the stereotype of the 'fag hag' supplanting it with vivid, heart-felt portraits of the complicated, compassionate women who enrich our lives. It's a valentine to that rare kind of love, one free from the maddening trap of desire, and proof that sisterhood ain't just for girls.”—Doug Wright, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Grey Gardens and I Am My Own Wife
Plume, 9780452289611, 320pp.
Publication Date: June 24, 2008
About the Author
Tom Dolby is a filmmaker and novelist. His screenwriting and directorial debut, Last Weekend, premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival and was released by IFC/Sundance Selects. Tom is the author of four novels, including the bestseller The Trouble Boy, and the critically acclaimed boarding school tale The Sixth Form. He lives in Los Angeles with his two daughters and too many dogs.
Armistead Maupin was served as a naval officer in the Mediterranean and with the River Patrol Force in Vietnam. In 1976, he launched his groundbreaking Tales of the City serial in the San Francisco Chronicle. Maupin is the author of nine novels, including the six-volume Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener and Michael Tolliver Lives. The Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette. Maupin lives in San Francisco with his husband, Christopher Turner.