A first-hand account of what goes on in some of London's saunas and sex clubs, and on the phone-sex chat-lines. Generous and intimate details, as well as a no holds barred exploration of promiscuity, The Confessions of a Sex Addict, Part 1 is also the story of artists in London. Of Michael Wynne's journey to become a writer, as well as his lesbian painter friend, McKenzie, and Zaid, the kathak dancer, all of them trying to make a living while making art. Covering the first six months of 2010, the book is also a chronicle of a year in which an earthquake devastated Haiti, floods wrecked large parts of Pakistan, and Eyjafjallajökull erupted. Never before has a single writer elaborated on the steamy, anonymous goings-on of gay men in subterranean London with such psychological and physical honesty.
Review in Gay Times, London (February 2012): "It is a gay sex memoir that miraculously manages to go beyond sensationalist arousal... As much as it is a book about sex - abundant and mostly anonymous - it's equally about relationships and the ways gay men relate to each other (however brief the timescale)... It's not what you'd expect from this 'type' of book, and is all the more refreshing for it."