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

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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...
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New York U. S. A. 1998 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 978-0679-60314-6. Marfree, acidfree Fine SIGNED BY AUTHOR perf-bound in embossed gray cloth w/ shiny gilt titles spine, ... unclipped photographic DJ behind new Brodart protector, Gift Qual; no names, not marked-in, underscored, clearance or discard. Mails from NYC usually within 12 hours.; Signed by Author; Modern Library of The World's Best Books; 0.9 x 7.3 x 4.7 Inches; 247 pages; Still Growing..., June 27, 2002 By F. Gentile (Lake Worth, Florida, United States)-I really enjoyed this book when it came out (no pun....). If you're looking for the gay mans Bible, this is not it. It does not necessarily have the dignity of Paul Monette, nor the "perfect love" of "The Front Runner." It is simply one mans quite amusing take on his growing awareness of being gay. I see alot of people are ready to stone Andrew Tobias for what they perceive as his hypocrisy. On the contrary, he was honest enough to admit his, at times, somewhat shallow and cavalier attitude. It Read more Show Less

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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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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679603146
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/25/1998
  • Series: Modern Library Series
  • Pages: 247
  • Product dimensions: 5.09 (w) x 7.65 (h) x 0.93 (d)

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