Monday, October 8, 2012
New E-Book About Dan Savage By NYT’s Mark Oppenheimer
The book is available now.

New E-Book About Dan Savage By NYT’s Mark Oppenheimer

The book is available now.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Titanic: The Untold Gay Story

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gay Activist & Author Jacob Woods Publishes New Book: “Love And Abomination” 

Via Wood’s website:As promoted on the Minnesota Progressive Project and Minnesota Brown.Love and Abomination (Click Link to Purchase!) is written in direct opposition to the Minnesota amendment on the ballot for November 6th, as well as in opposition to bigotry, oppression, discrimination, and hate. The official description reads, “Political poetry that rips into the souls by strumming the emotional strings of the bigoted consciousness. Touches the truth surrounding the gay and lesbian marriage debate facing the nation.”Jacob Woods was born and raised on the Iron Range living next to the mining pits on the outskirts of Hibbing Minnesota where he attended most of grade school. Much of his time was spent exploring forty acres of forest with brief pestering from his two older brothers. In the summers while his mother attended college to become a teacher, Jacob had spent time living with his grandma and grandpa as well as his aunt and uncle. A chapter is titled the Redneck Parallel which looks at this time period. Macaroni and Tomato Soup is a poem from this chapter of the book.Macaroni and Tomato SoupI remember one time my grandmother put leftover Mac N Cheese in tomato soup. It was disgusting and my grandfather said it tasted just fine. It’s like my grandparents forgot they lost their taste buds. I think the issue is I hide too much of what I honestly think. We live in a society that condones dishonesty and condemns honesty. That way, we can avoid our feelings. It would hurt their feelings if I told them the truth. And then they would condemn me, banishing me to hell. Over my opinions on Mac N Cheese and tomato soup. My best bet is to just shut up and eat it.Other chapter titles include; Message to The Haters, This is What Love Is, Growing Up, and End Notes.

Gay Activist & Author Jacob Woods Publishes New Book: “Love And Abomination” 

Via Wood’s website:
As promoted on the Minnesota Progressive Project and Minnesota Brown.
Love and Abomination (Click Link to Purchase!) is written in direct opposition to the Minnesota amendment on the ballot for November 6th, as well as in opposition to bigotry, oppression, discrimination, and hate. The official description reads, “Political poetry that rips into the souls by strumming the emotional strings of the bigoted consciousness. Touches the truth surrounding the gay and lesbian marriage debate facing the nation.”Jacob Woods was born and raised on the Iron Range living next to the mining pits on the outskirts of Hibbing Minnesota where he attended most of grade school. Much of his time was spent exploring forty acres of forest with brief pestering from his two older brothers. In the summers while his mother attended college to become a teacher, Jacob had spent time living with his grandma and grandpa as well as his aunt and uncle. A chapter is titled the Redneck Parallel which looks at this time period. Macaroni and Tomato Soup is a poem from this chapter of the book.Macaroni and Tomato Soup
I remember one time my grandmother put leftover Mac N Cheese in tomato soup. It was disgusting and my grandfather said it tasted just fine. It’s like my grandparents forgot they lost their taste buds. I think the issue is I hide too much of what I honestly think. We live in a society that condones dishonesty and condemns honesty. That way, we can avoid our feelings. It would hurt their feelings if I told them the truth. And then they would condemn me, banishing me to hell. Over my opinions on Mac N Cheese and tomato soup. My best bet is to just shut up and eat it.Other chapter titles include; Message to The Haters, This is What Love Is, Growing Up, and End Notes.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The View: A New Book Outs Hollywood Stars

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Book Explores Coco Chanel’s Bisexual Romances

The Advocate reports:

A new book sheds light on the life outside of art and fashion that influential designer Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel led.In Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life, biographer Lisa Chaney wrote that Chanel had intimate affairs with other women as well as artists like Salvador Dalí and a German man named Hans Günther von Dincklage who also might have been a Nazi spy. According to the publisher, Chaney was able to draw upon newly discovered letters and records to connect the missing pieces of Chanel’s storied life. "Unearthing an astonishing life, this remarkable biography shows how, more than any previous designer, Chanel became synonymous with a rebellious and progressive style," says the book’s description. ”Her numerous liaisons, whose poignant and tragic details have eluded all previous biographers, were the very stuff of legend.”

New Book Explores Coco Chanel’s Bisexual Romances

The Advocate reports:

A new book sheds light on the life outside of art and fashion that influential designer Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel led.

In Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life, biographer Lisa Chaney wrote that Chanel had intimate affairs with other women as well as artists like Salvador Dalí and a German man named Hans Günther von Dincklage who also might have been a Nazi spy. 

According to the publisher, Chaney was able to draw upon newly discovered letters and records to connect the missing pieces of Chanel’s storied life. 

"Unearthing an astonishing life, this remarkable biography shows how, more than any previous designer, Chanel became synonymous with a rebellious and progressive style," says the book’s description. ”Her numerous liaisons, whose poignant and tragic details have eluded all previous biographers, were the very stuff of legend.”

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Bible: A Book Full Of Contradictions & Bad Ideas
I can’t understand why anybody with a fifth grader intellect would take this book as if it had any kind of moral truth. But then again, why anybody would take seriously a book written by superstitious Bronze Age men. 
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The Bible: A Book Full Of Contradictions & Bad Ideas

I can’t understand why anybody with a fifth grader intellect would take this book as if it had any kind of moral truth. But then again, why anybody would take seriously a book written by superstitious Bronze Age men. 

To view the larger version, click here.

Monday, July 18, 2011
 
Jane Fonda: Teabaggers Forced QVC To Cancel My Appearance
Joe.My.God. reports:

According to a post on Jane Fonda’s personal blog, wingnuts forced QVC to cancel a planned appearance to hawk her new book, Prime Time. 
Bottom line, this has gone on far too long, this spreading of lies about me! None of it is true. NONE OF IT! I love my country. I have never done anything to hurt my country or the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for us. I do not understand what the far right stands to gain by continuing with these myths. In this case, they denied a lot of people the chance to hear about a book that can help make life better, easier and more fulfilling. I am deeply grateful for all of the support I have been getting since this happened, including from my Vietnam Veterans friends.


Well, you can see how the teabaggers are so against books, any kind.

 

Jane Fonda: Teabaggers Forced QVC To Cancel My Appearance

Joe.My.God. reports:

According to a post on Jane Fonda’s personal blog, wingnuts forced QVC to cancel a planned appearance to hawk her new book, Prime Time. 

  • Bottom line, this has gone on far too long, this spreading of lies about me! None of it is true. NONE OF IT! I love my country. I have never done anything to hurt my country or the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for us. I do not understand what the far right stands to gain by continuing with these myths. In this case, they denied a lot of people the chance to hear about a book that can help make life better, easier and more fulfilling. I am deeply grateful for all of the support I have been getting since this happened, including from my Vietnam Veterans friends.

Well, you can see how the teabaggers are so against books, any kind.

Sunday, June 19, 2011
 
Christopher Hitchens: David Mamet’s Right-Wing Conversion
As eloquent as always, here’s a pice of Christopher Hitchens’ review of David Mamet’s new book (via The New York Times):
This is an extraordinarily irritating book, written by one of those people who smugly believe that, having lost their faith, they must ipso facto have found their reason. In order to be persuaded by it, you would have to be open to propositions like this:“Part of the left’s savage animus against Sarah Palin is attributable to her status not as a woman, neither as a Conservative, but as a Worker.”Or this:“America is a Christian country. Its Constitution is the distillation of the wisdom and experience of Christian men, in a tradition whose codification is the Bible.”
Here’s the entire article.

Christopher Hitchens: David Mamet’s Right-Wing Conversion

As eloquent as always, here’s a pice of Christopher Hitchens’ review of David Mamet’s new book (via The New York Times):

This is an extraordinarily irritating book, written by one of those people who smugly believe that, having lost their faith, they must ipso facto have found their reason. In order to be persuaded by it, you would have to be open to propositions like this:“Part of the left’s savage animus against Sarah Palin is attributable to her status not as a woman, neither as a Conservative, but as a Worker.”Or this:“America is a Christian country. Its Constitution is the distillation of the wisdom and experience of Christian men, in a tradition whose codification is the Bible.”

Here’s the entire article.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

BOOK TRAILER: Gay In America

Friday, May 20, 2011

Maddow On Dick Cheney’s New Book

Sunday, April 3, 2011
 
It Gets Better Lands on NYT Bestseller List
Dan Savage comments:

It looks like everyone who contributed an essay to It Gets Better can call themselves a NYT bestselling author now—the ones who weren’t already NYT bestselling authors (David Sedaris, Michael Cunningham), of course. Congrats to all!

Sounds good to me. “A NYT Bestselling Author”. 
I’m one of the many writers, artists, and activists who contributed an original essay to It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living, which was released on March 22nd. You can order copy at Amazon, through ItGetsBetter.org, or buy a copy today at your favorite local bookstore. 

It Gets Better Lands on NYT Bestseller List

Dan Savage comments:

It looks like everyone who contributed an essay to It Gets Better can call themselves a NYT bestselling author now—the ones who weren’t already NYT bestselling authors (David Sedaris, Michael Cunningham), of course. Congrats to all!

Sounds good to me. “A NYT Bestselling Author”. 

I’m one of the many writers, artists, and activists who contributed an original essay to It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living, which was released on March 22nd. You can order copy at Amazon, through ItGetsBetter.org, or buy a copy today at your favorite local bookstore

Friday, April 1, 2011

Authors @Google: Christopher Hitchens

Always entertaining, funny & eloquent; here’s a presentation by Christopher Hitchens (a personal hero) at a Google conference back in 2007 for his “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” book tour. If you’ve got an hour to invest, this is totally worth it.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Canada: “It Gets Better - The Book” At Chapters

Today I passed by Chapters to check out if the book had finally arrived, and I found it at the “Community & Culture” isle. It’s freaking awesome to see your name in a book at a bookstore. Saw a couple of people buying the book.

I’m one of the many writers, artists, and activists who contributed an original essay to It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living, which was released in March 22nd. You can order copy at Amazon, through ItGetsBetter.org, or buy a copy today at your favourite local bookstore.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It Gets Better: #60 And Rising On Amazon

Dan Savage comments:

It Gets Better, the book, is surging on Amazon. You can be part of the surge by going to the It Gets Better website and donating a copy of the book to your middle or high school’s library. The kick-off reading is tonight in NYC, and I’m looking forward to meeting Gabrielle Rivera, who contributed the video above to the IGBP and adapted her video into an essay for the book.
Another It Gets Better contributor—Mark King—has posted a completely impartialreview of the book:


There were moments while reading “It Gets Better,” the new book inspired by the YouTube video project to help bullied youth, when my heart leapt to my throat and hovered there. It happened a few times, quite unexpectedly, usually while in the middle of some essay from an author I’d never heard of. In an instant, I found myself fighting back tears over the pain of someone who was once convinced they would never be happy or accepted in this world. These emotional bombshells are the secret weapon in this collection of essays: moments of aching truth that pierce the sometimes distracting hype associated with the “It Gets Better” project and deliver an emotional wallop….
Interestingly, the most famous names in the book have the least impact. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Al Franken, Suze Orman (right), and even Ellen Degeneres are all here, but their pieces feel about as passionate as thumbing through their cue cards. Maybe fame leads to caution.
You’ll have to settle for celebrity twice-removed to tap a wellspring of real emotion. Randy Roberts Potts is the grandson of the late, ultra-homophobic televangelist Oral Roberts, and Randy shares a family secret more salacious than his own homosexuality: his uncle, Ronald David Roberts, was also gay, and he was so despondent after coming out to his famous father that he killed himself with a gunshot to his heart. [And] I still have the voice of lesbian Gabrielle Rivera ringing in my ears. Gabrielle appears on page 45 and not a moment too soon, bursting with truth and anger and passion. “It kind of doesn’t get better,” she proclaims. “…but what happens is this: You get stronger. You learn how to love yourself. You learn that other people are just crazy and caught up in their own crap.”

I’m in the book! I’m one of the many writers, artists, and activists who contributed an original essay to It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living, which was released today. You can order copy at Amazon, through ItGetsBetter.org, or buy a copy today at your favorite local bookstore