Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys: True Tales of Friendship Between Straight Women and Gay Men [NOOK Book]

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A literary celebration of one of the most important relationships in a straight girl’s life—her gay best friend

This collection of original essays goes beyond the banter to get to the essence of an intimate relationship like no other. With a foreword by Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin, Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys brings together pieces by National Book Award winner Andrew Solomon (The Noonday Demon), novelist Gigi Levangie ...
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Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys: True Tales of Friendship Between Straight Women and Gay Men

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Overview

A literary celebration of one of the most important relationships in a straight girl’s life—her gay best friend

This collection of original essays goes beyond the banter to get to the essence of an intimate relationship like no other. With a foreword by Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin, Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys brings together pieces by National Book Award winner Andrew Solomon (The Noonday Demon), novelist Gigi Levangie Grazer (The Starter Wife), Barneys New York creative director Simon Doonan (Nasty), and many others from all walks of life. In addition to stories of gays and gals bonding over brunch, these essays chronicle love and lust, infatuation and heartbreak, growing up and coming out, and family and children. With genuine warmth, this definitive anthology proves that more durable than diamonds, straight women and gay men are each other’s true best friends.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101213759
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/17/2007
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 468,914
  • File size: 361 KB

Meet the Author

Melissa de la Cruz

Melissa De La Cruz is the author of the bestselling young adult series The Au Pairs and Blue Bloods and has written for Th e New York Times, McSweeney's, the San Francisco Chronicle, and others.

Tom Dolby is the bestselling author of the novels The Trouble Boy and The Sixth Form. He has written for The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Village Voice, Out, and others.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Armistead Maupin     xi
Introduction   Melissa de la Cruz   Tom Dolby     xv
Gays and Gals
Shop Girls   Karen Robinovitz     3
Fag Hags: The Laughter, the Tears, the Marabou   Simon Doonan     11
The Collectors   K. M. Soehnlein     19
My Fairy Godfathers   Cecil Castellucci     35
That Unsettling Feeling   Mike Albo     49
Close Confidants
A Harvard (Fag) Hag-Iography   Alexandra Jacobs     59
My Best Girlfriend   James Lecesne     67
My Dinners with Tom   Gigi Levangie Grazer     75
Man's Best Friend   David Ebershoff     83
Marriage Material   Wendy Mass     99
A Fine Romance
Everything I Always Wanted to Know About Sex (and Life) I Learned from Gay Men   Stacey Ballis     111
Love in Other Lifetimes   Anna David     123
Future Perfect   Tom Dolby     131
A Manhattan Love Story   Melissa de la Cruz     143
Super Couple   Sarah Kate Levy     155
Get This   Cindy Chupack     163
Growing Up,Coming Out
The Good Girls   David Levithan     173
Welcome to My Dollhouse   Michael Musto     181
Donny and Marie Don't Get Married   Brian Sloan     185
Life Before Gays   Elizabeth Spiers     197
The Long Trip Home   Zakiyyah Alexander     203
Lay it All Down   Edwin John Wintle     211
Shutterspeed   Bennett Madison     217
Fathers and Daughters, Mothers and Sons
In Praise of Women   Andrew Solomon     229
Family Albums   Philip Himberg     235
Like Father, Like Daughter   Abigail Garner     255
Sitting in the Dark with My Mother   Zach Udko     265
Darling, I Like You that Way   Ayelet Waldman     279
Acknowledgments     287
About the Contributors     289
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2014

    Havent read the book book in full but...

    This sounds ridiculous. Making gay men the accssory of straight women. But as a women i also find it insulting that the most important relationship i am seeming to have is between myself ans some random gay guy. Not between me and my spouse, me and my parents, me and my children, or even me and my friends.

    This could have been a great book about friendship and instead its about using the others' sexual orientations as a glorified fashion statement. Gross.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    Girls that like boy that like boys

    It was a good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

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    Stereotypical and totally not worth your money. It's 12 dollars and 99 freaking cents! Don' t bother.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    Ewwwwww

    Havent even read it but it sounds discusting

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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