Tag Archives: memoir

2011 Year in Review: Books

So the year has wound down and you’re ready to grab a hot cuppa and curl up somewhere with your Snuggie and a book. Or you’re heading to the beach and can’t stand to go empty-handed. Whatever your destination, you … Continue reading

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Meredith Baxter to narrate Camina doc about Rainbow Lounge raid

Robert L. Camina, the North Texas filmmaker who has been putting together a documentary about the June 2009 raid on Fort Worth’s Rainbow Lounge for two years, has scored a coup: He has tapped TV icon Meredith Baxter to narrate. … Continue reading

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How ’bout DADT?

Memoir about being gay in the Army resonates with timeliness, vivid prose They’ve become familiar sights: Auditoriums filled with uniformed, spine-straight soldiers on their way to deployment, or smiling men and women, arms full of family, on their way home. … Continue reading

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Broken Mould

Queer punk pioneer Bob Mould turned an abusive childhood into a musical movement, but memoir targets hardcore fans 2.5 out of 5 stars SEE A LITTLE LIGHT: THE TRAIL OF RAGE AND MELODY By Bob Mould (with Michael Azerrad). 2001 … Continue reading

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Starvoice • 06.17.11

By Jack Fertig CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY Meredith Baxter turns 64 on Tuesday. For most of the ’80s, Baxter played Elyse Keaton on Family Ties. She’s mostly been seen in TV films and guest-starring roles. In an interview with Matt Lauer on Today … Continue reading

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Celebrity apprentice: Gay assistant-to-the-stars Michael Fazio dishes in ‘Concierge Confidential’

NICE WORK IF YOU GET IT  |  Michael Fazio wrote the tell-all memoir ‘Concierge Confidential.’ Some people you’d do anything for: The sweet older lady next door calls for a favor and you go running. Your nephew bats those baby … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain,’ by Portia de Rossi

Atria Books (2010), $26, 308 pp. There’s a fine line between “want” and “need.” When you were a kid, you didn’t need another cookie, or that creamy glass with holiday garnish. And definitely, you didn’t need the calories. But oh, … Continue reading

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‘Today Show’ features really dumb author

Meredith Viera So maybe I’m not the best one to offer relationship advice, but in this case, I think I can help. On the Today Show Thursday morning, Kiri Blakeley promoted her new book, Can’t Think Straight. Here’s NBC’s promo … Continue reading

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George W. Bush is so stupid he thinks Dick Cheney was gauging his ‘tolerance’ for gays

In his new memoir Decision Points, President George W. Bush says that when he approached Dick Cheney about being his running mate in 2000, Cheney reminded him that he had a gay daughter, Mary. Here’s the passage from the book: … Continue reading

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Deadly vices

Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man, by Bill Clegg (Little, Brown and Company, 2010), $23.99 In the new book Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man, author Bill Clegg’s addiction was far from harmless. In the end, … Continue reading

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