Tongue in Cheek and Other Places:A Seriously Humorous Look at Queer Life

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Humorist Kevin Isom takes on issues ranging from gay marriage—he says do it for the gifts—to show tunes—is there really a gene? His take is humorous but upbeat. But Isom doesn't hesitate to skewer the absurd, like the Defense of Marriage Act—were we protecting marriage from Saddam ...
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Overview

What it's about:

Humorist Kevin Isom takes on issues ranging from gay marriage—he says do it for the gifts—to show tunes—is there really a gene? His take is humorous but upbeat. But Isom doesn't hesitate to skewer the absurd, like the Defense of Marriage Act—were we protecting marriage from Saddam Hussein?—and trends like chest shaving—can we talk trimmed, not shaved?

What people are saying:

"Kevin Isom's essays are sharp, astutely drawn observations on gay life and the human condition, in general… Often suddenly laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes surprisingly moving, always right on target. Whether you're one of Kevin's 'dark and lovelies,' or pale and thin, or just somewhere in between, you will recognize yourself in these pages." Allan Neuwirth, Co-creator, "Chelsea Boys" syndicated comic strip

"In the lively world of Kevin Isom's essays, not fitting into a lock-step America is the first step toward having a mind of one's own. And whatever direction Kevin turns that mind—whether he's discoursing about men's body hair or travels with mom—he brings light, humor and common sense." Rudy Kikel, Arts & Lifestyles Editor, Bay Windows, Boston

"With a uniquely Southern perspective, Kevin Isom sees the serious side of the ridiculous." Rand Hall, Editor, The Gazette, Tampa

"Isom is a keen observer of everyday human folly. His insights are so funny, precisely because they are so true." Keith Hartman, Author, The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse

Who he is:

Kevin Isom's syndicated humor column, "Tongue in Cheek," appears in newspapers and magazines across the United States, and periodically in Australia and Canada. His essays, fiction and articles have appeared in numerous reviews and anthologies, including the Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review and others. He is currently finishing a novel.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780595091676
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2000

    I laughed out loud!

    The book contains a collections of some of the best essays on gay life from Mr. Isom's newspaper articles. Even as a straight person who has several gay friends (who are the ones which recommended the book), I laughed out loud as I read Mr. Isom's explanation about how a gay person could structure a wedding, or how to evaluate a man's dating potential! Mr. Isom seems to know exactly how to humorize issues which are near and dear to a gay (or straight) person's heart!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2000

    Hysterical and so true!!!

    Kevin hits every nail right on the head! His comments are funny but very uplifting. It's nice to see a really happy gay person writing about our lives, and making fun of the silly gay AND straight stuff. This is a must read for every gay person--and our straight friends. It'll keep you laughing around the water cooler at the office...

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