Other Mens Sons

Other Mens Sons

by Michael Rowe


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Other Mens Sons by Michael Rowe

Looking for Brothers, Michael Rowe's first essay collection (1999), won international critical acclaim, heralding the arrival of one of the most perceptive and insightful journalist essayists writing on popular culture and gay themes today. Other Men's Sons contains the best of his creative non-fiction written between 2000 and 2005. The journalism includes profiles of the coming-out story of Playgirl magazine's 30th anniversary centerfold, Scott Merritt; Philip Ing, creative director of the legendary MAC Cosmetics AIDS fundraiser, Fashion Cares; and exclusive interviews with diverse trailblazers, from openly gay horror superstar Clive Barker, to firebrand minister and gay rights activist The Reverend Brent Hawkes. The personal essays cover a range of subjects including the power of erotica, the beauty of men, the real reason for gay marriage, and the importance of the chosen family; these will resonate with many readers, gay and straight alike. The collection ends with a powerful autobiographical essay, "My Life As a Girl," which is a meditation on the author's unique childhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781897151013
Publisher: Cormorant Books
Publication date: 03/28/2007
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Michael Rowe was born in Ottawa and has lived in Beirut, Havana, Geneva, and Paris. An award-winning journalist, essayist, and anthologist, his work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, National Post, and The United Church Observer, among other publications. He is currently a contributing writer to The Advocate. The author of two previous non-fiction books and the editor of four anthologies of original short fiction, he has won the Lambda Literary Award and the Spectrum Award, and has been shortlisted for both the National Magazine Award and the Associated Church Press Award. He is married and lives in Toronto.

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