Archive for April, 2007

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 »