Women's Review of Books[Hoffman] skillfully interweaves her coming-of-age memoir and a riveting chronicle of a tumultuous political movement's coming-of-age, characterized by dissent within the community and beyond. . . . It's influence remains, and Hoffman's account, full of photos, posters, and headlines of its time, only bolsters its historic importance.
The Gay & Lesbian ReviewAmy Hoffman has written a highly readable memoir . . . written with a gentleness and dry wit. . . . "An Army of Ex-Lovers" makes an important contribution to our understanding of gay Boston as well as the history of gay journalism.
Martha E. Stone
- University of Massachusetts Press
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- 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)
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Robert Julian"Amy Hoffman's autobiographical history of her years at Boston's "Gay Community News" is one of the most engaging works of nonfiction recently published. . . . I found myself frequently laughing out loud at some of Hoffman's stories, recalling my own years of deadlines and headlines, and many fond memories of departed colleagues. But no personal experience is necessary to appreciate "An Army of Ex-Lovers;" an interest in lesbian and gay history and an appreciation of good writing will suffice."--(Robert Julian, Bay Area Reporter)
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