The Best Little Boy in the World (Modern Library Series)

The Best Little Boy in the World (Modern Library Series)

by Andrew Tobias, John Reid
     
 



When The Best Little Boy in the World was first published in 1973, The New York Times Book Review hailed this classic account of a young man's coming to terms with his sexuality as "uniquely frank . . . a splendid book." Yet the reviewer was also disturbed that a journal about owning up to one's true identity had to appear under a pen name because of… See more details below

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When The Best Little Boy in the World was first published in 1973, The New York Times Book Review hailed this classic account of a young man's coming to terms with his sexuality as "uniquely frank . . . a splendid book." Yet the reviewer was also disturbed that a journal about owning up to one's true identity had to appear under a pen name because of "societal bigotry."
———Happily, times have changed. Today "John Reid" can be himself and is already known to millions of readers as the witty, bestselling financial writer Andrew Tobias. To commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of his intelligent work, the Modern Library is re-
issuing The Best Little Boy in the World. Full of humor and free of guilt, it remains one of the most enduring memoirs of a generation.
———"An enlightening portrait of growing up gay in a straight world," said the Chicago Tribune. "John Reid comes out slowly, hilariously, brilliantly," wrote David Brudnoy in The New York Times Book Review. "One reads this utterly honest account with the shock of recognition."
———This Modern Library edition coincides with the publication of its sequel, The Best Little Boy in the World Grows Up, and includes a new Foreword by Andrew Tobias and a new Introduction by the writer and journalist Andrew Sullivan.

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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
An enlightening portrait of growing up gay in a straight world.
David Brudnoy
John Reid comes out slowly, hilariously, brilliantly...One reads this utterly honest account with the shock of recognition.
The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679603146
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/25/1998
Series:
Modern Library Series
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
5.09(w) x 7.65(h) x 0.93(d)

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Andrew Tobias
The Best Little Boy in the World came out in 1973, when I was twenty-six. I had come out all of three years earlier, the summer of my twenty-third birthday... Once I finally did break out of my shell I was soon bursting with a book that just had to be written. It was astonishing! There was a whole world out there 'everybody' knew about but nobody knoew about... To have used my real name would have required far more courage than I had -- [yet] I had to tell this story.

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