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More press and a radio giveaway!

The press mentions keep coming in…Boi Magazine has given us a nice blurb in their “Have You Heard” column this month.

And “West Coast Live,” an NPR affiliate show on Bay Area station KALW will be giving away six copies of Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys on Saturday, May 26. Of course, we’d prefer that you come and see us at one of our three readings the week before in the SF Bay Area and get your copies signed…

May 1, 2007 | Posted by Tom | Permalink | Make a comment »

Blogging on Book Passage!

Tom and I will be blogging on the Book Passage website from May 14th-May 19th in preparation for our reading there on May 19th!

Come and see us on our tour!

May 1, 2007 | Posted by Mel | Permalink | 1 Comment »

Contributor Ed Wintle Reads

Our contributor Ed Wintle will be reading his essay, “Lay It All Down,” on Friday, April 27 at 7pm, at KGB Bar in New York, as part of Paragraph’s Reading Series. We also have another reading at KGB on Tuesday, June 5, with Ed, Stacey Ballis, and Philip Himberg. Come join us for a drink!

April 24, 2007 | Posted by Tom | Permalink | Make a comment »

Q Syndicate Review!

We received a wonderful review in the nationally syndicated “Book Marks” column, in the May 7 edition:

“The fact of “fag hags” is a hoary homosexual descriptive with a vaunted history, even though the term itself may have fallen into grumpy “politically incorrect” disfavor. But smart editing by Dolby and de la Cruz, a fag and a hag respectively for more than a decade, and good writing both by ladies with gay friends and by gays with lady friends, nicely trump correctness. Some essays merely skim the topic of gal-gay friendships: Gigi Levangie Grazer (wife of movie producer Brian) writes about a fey waiter she didn’t really know well but misses since his death, and Dolby’s own candid, confessional entry is about a woman psychic who doesn’t seem to have had any particular affinity for homos other than him. Others, such as the contribution from Barneys creative director Simon Doonan, are old school giggly about the phenomenon. But most of the contributors — equitably including 13 women and 15 men — write with engaging depth and much humor about the instinctive, emotional, and sometimes sexual bonds between straight women and gay men.”

April 23, 2007 | Posted by Mel | Permalink | Make a comment »

A shout-out…

Loving the shout-out to the anthology in this Bay Area Reporter interview by journalist Gregg Shapiro. Gregg interviewed me for a piece that will run closer to the pub date of the book.

April 19, 2007 | Posted by Tom | Permalink | Make a comment »

An early review from The Advocate

Another excellent review has come in (rather early) for the anthology, which pubs May 17. This one is from The Advocate:

“There’s something for almost everyone in this lively and emotional anthology compiled by a gay man and a straight woman who have become confidant and cheerleader to each other despite living on opposite coasts. It includes essays by memoirist Simon Doonan, who remembers the fag hags who ruled his universe in 1970’s London, and TV personality Anna David, who reflects on her vain hopes of converting a confused gay guy. Performance artist Mike Albo pines for girlfriends pulled away by marriages and children, while journalist Karen Robinovitz writes winningly about how her ‘bridesgays’ made her wedding memorable. Not all of the essays sing, but most strike a chord.”

Congrats to everyone!

April 13, 2007 | Posted by Tom | Permalink | Make a comment »

Modern Love and a Fantastic PW Review

Big kudos to our anthology contributor Anna David, whose “Modern Love” piece in Sunday Styles yesterday is excerpted from her Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys essay, “Love in Other Lifetimes.” I’m loving that Brian from her essay has already been awarded “Biggest Gay” by Gawker. More curiously, check out the illustration next to the piece; don’t both of the heads in the thought bubbles look like a…young Tom Cruise? Hmmm…

The anthology comes out in a little under two months (yes, we will be touring; more info on that soon) and we just got our Publishers Weekly review! I’ve highlighted the juicy parts.

These pages resound with two main sentiments: “If you’re lucky, really lucky, you have one friend in this life who feels like a gift” and “Getting a gay boyfriend enriches life immeasurably.” This collection of original essays celebrates the fierce bond and special intimacy between straight women and their gay male best friends, as well as the sometimes disheartening realization that the boy you like, likes boys. Many essays soar with strong insights into love, humanity and the nature of friendship. James Lecesne writes a letter to a friend that whimsically deconstructs their 15-year friendship while revealing just how lifesaving it was. Cindy Chupack, on the verge of getting married again, embarks on a bittersweet reunion with her gay ex-husband. And Karen Robinovitz rhapsodizes on the joys of shopping with gay men and why when getting married one should, instead of bridesmaids, opt for “bridesgays.” Contributors also include some familiar writers from the worlds of journalism, film, TV, theater and fiction, like Anna David, David Ebershoff, Michael Musto and Andrew Solomon. Though bookstores aren’t lacking for lesbian and gay anthologies, this one justifies itself by tapping a less-explored subject with fresh voices and fervent first-person accounts. (May)

March 26, 2007 | Posted by Tom | Permalink | Make a comment »