Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth

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by Tim Anderson
     
 

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"Dishy…with a Smiths soundtrack [and] a Sedaris streak." —Brian Howe, INDY Week

“A gifted writer, Anderson is…delightful in his irreverence, and astutely aware of himself and his particular perspective. His observations are often laugh-out-loud funny and will leave readers with the desire to…keep turning the

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"Dishy…with a Smiths soundtrack [and] a Sedaris streak." —Brian Howe, INDY Week

“A gifted writer, Anderson is…delightful in his irreverence, and astutely aware of himself and his particular perspective. His observations are often laugh-out-loud funny and will leave readers with the desire to…keep turning the pages…” —Publishers Weekly review for Anderson, author of Tune in Tokyo and Sweet Tooth

What’s a sweets-loving young boy growing up gay in North Carolina in the eighties supposed to think when he’s diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? That God is punishing him, naturally.

This was, after all, when gay-hating Jesse Helms was his senator, AIDS was still the boogeyman, and no one was saying, “It gets better.” And if stealing a copy of a gay porno magazine from the newsagent was a sin, then surely what the men inside were doing to one another was much worse.

Sweet Tooth is Tim Anderson’s uproarious memoir of life after his hormones and blood sugar both went berserk at the age of fifteen. With Morrissey and The Smiths as the soundtrack, Anderson self-deprecatingly recalls love affairs with vests and donuts, first crushes, coming out, and inaugural trips to gay bars. What emerges is the story of a young man trying to build a future that won’t involve crippling loneliness or losing a foot to his disease—and maybe even one that, no matter how unpredictable, can still be pretty sweet.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477818077
Publisher:
Amazon Publishing
Publication date:
03/11/2014
Pages:
334
Sales rank:
1,287,291
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

In addition to Sweet Tooth, Tim Anderson is the author of Tune in Tokyo: The Gaijin Diaries, which Publishers Weekly called “laugh-out-loud funny,” Shelf Awareness called “so much fun,” and Michiko Kakutani of the New York Times completely ignored. He is an editor and lives in Brooklyn with his husband, Jimmy; his cat, Stella; and his yoga balance ball, Sheila. Tim also writes young adult historical fiction under the name T. Neill Anderson and blogs at seetimblog.blogspot.com. His favorite Little Debbie snack cake is the Fudge Round.

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Sweet Tooth 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
thebookwormNJ More than 1 year ago
Sweet Tooth is Tim Anderson's candid memoir. He shares his story not only openly, but with humor as well. He takes us through his young teenage years beginning in the 1980's, when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes through his college years and into adulthood. There are the usual teenage crushes, the embarrassing moments at parties and all the awkwardness teens go through as they find themselves and struggle to fit in. Added to all of that, Tim has diabetes and his condition and all that it entails is a serious one. Changes in his diet and insulin shots are part of his daily life. I love that there are 80's and 90's references throughout as Tim channels Molly Ringwald and drinks Boone's Farm, the latter which I had not thought of in many years. Tim is a talented writer and he cleverly tells his story. He seems like a down to earth type of person and I enjoyed reading his memoir. I laughed out loud a few times and cringed some others and I liked Tim's voice right from the start. He shares about a trip to D.C. he took with classmates, one where his diabetes finally sent him to the E.R., and he made it funny. As serious as his condition is, he infuses humor while telling it. I recommend this one to anyone looking to read a good memoir and one that is not too depressing. This memoir is not for shy folk, as there is no sugar coating anything here, no pun intended. disclaimer:  TLC Book Tours provided me with a free e-copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion.  I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors, such as this one, I am under no obligation to write a positive review.