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The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogue...
by John Strausbaugh

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English

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643

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April 09, 2013

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<p>Cultural commentator John Strausbaugh's <em>The Village</em> is the first complete history of Greenwich Village, the prodigiously influential and infamous New York City neighborhood.<br /> <br />From the Dutch settlers and Washington Square patricians, to the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and Prohibition-era speakeasies; from Abstract Expressionism and beatniks, to Stonewall and AIDS, the connecting narratives of <em>The Village</em> tell the story of America itself.<br /> <br />Illustrated with historic black-and-white photographs, <em>The Village</em> features lively, well-researched profiles of many of the people who made Greenwich Village famous, including Thomas Paine, Walt Whitman, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mark Twain, Margaret Sanger, Eugene O’Neill, Marcel Duchamp, Upton Sinclair, Willa Cather, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Jackson Pollock, Anais Nin, Edward Albee, Charlie Parker, W. H. Auden, Woody Guthrie, James Baldwin, Maurice Sendak, E. E. Cummings, and Bob Dylan.</p>
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and...
by Tony Kushner

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English

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361

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January 16, 2014

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<div>A revised edition of one of the most influential plays of our time, published with a new foreword by the author.</div>
Making Gay History: The Half-Century Fight for Lesbian and Gay Eq...
by Eric Marcus

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English

Pages

500

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March 17, 2009

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<p>From the Boy Scouts and the U.S. military to marriage and adoption, the gay civil rights movement has exploded on the national stage. Eric Marcus takes us back in time to the earliest days of that struggle in a newly revised and thoroughly updated edition of <em>Making History</em>, originally published in 1992. Using the heartfelt stories of more than sixty people, he carries us through the compelling five-decade battle that has changed the fabric of American society.</p><p>The rich tapestry that emerges from <em>Making Gay History</em> includes the inspiring voices of teenagers and grandparents, journalists and housewives, from the little-known Dr. Evelyn Hooker and Morty Manford to former vice president Al Gore, Ellen DeGeneres, and Abigail Van Buren. Together, these many stories bear witness to a time of astonishing change, as gay and lesbian people have struggled against prejudice and fought for equal rights under the law.</p><p><strong>“Rich and often moving . . . at times shocking, but often enlightening and inspiring: oral history at its most potent and rewarding.”—<em>Kirkus Reviews</em></strong></p>
Aunt Sookie & Me: the sordid tale of a scandalous southern belle
by Michael Scott Garvin

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English

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353

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July 04, 2017

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*****Publishers Weekly - Booklife Finalist<br />*****Winner - Beverly Hills Book Award<br />*****BRAG Medalion<br />*****B.I.B.A. Winner<br />*****Book Excellence Award Winner<br />*****Royal Dragonfly Winner<br />*****New York Book Festival Finalist<br />*****Readers Favorite - 5 Star <br />Young Poppy Wainwright feels much like a deck of cards, shuffled around from a boozing mother to a beloved grandmother. Finally bussed to Savannah, Georgia, to live with her grandmother's cantankerous sister, Sookie. Through the enlightened eyes of a thirteen-year-old girl, the hilarity and insanity ensues.<br /><br />From the best-selling author of <i>A Faithful Son</i>, this rollicking romp of a ride does not disappoint.<br /><br /> <i>Aunt Sookie & Me: The Sordid Tale of a Scandalous Southern Belle</i> is irreverent, hilarious, and heartbreaking. All political correctness is buried alongside the dead corpse in the family vegetable garden in this riotous book. But don't let the folksy and fresh recipe fool you, Garvin serves up a big helping of reality, cutting through small-town bigotry and bias.
The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America
by , Dan Kois

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English

Pages

448

Publication Date

February 13, 2018

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<b><b>The oral history of <i>Angels in America</i>, as told by the artists who created it and the audiences forever changed by it--a moving account of the AIDS era, essential queer history, and an exuberant backstage tale.<br /><br /></b></b>When Tony Kushner's <i>Angels in America</i> hit Broadway in 1993, it won the Pulitzer Prize, swept the Tonys, launched a score of major careers, and changed the way gay lives were represented in popular culture. Mike Nichols's 2003 HBO adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, and Mary-Louise Parker was itself a tour de force, winning Golden Globes and eleven Emmys, and introducing the play to an even wider public. This generation-defining classic continues to shock, move, and inspire viewers worldwide.<br /> <br />Now, on the 25th anniversary of that Broadway premiere, Isaac Butler and Dan Kois offer the definitive account of <i>Angels in America</i> in the most fitting way possible: through oral history, the vibrant conversation and debate of actors (including Streep, Parker, Nathan Lane, and Jeffrey Wright), directors, producers, crew, and Kushner himself. Their intimate storytelling reveals the on- and offstage turmoil of the play's birth--a hard-won miracle beset by artistic roadblocks, technical disasters, and disputes both legal and creative. And historians and critics help to situate the play in the arc of American culture, from the staunch activism of the AIDS crisis through civil rights triumphs to our current era, whose politics are a dark echo of the Reagan '80s.<br /><br />Expanded from a popular <i>Slate</i> cover story and built from nearly 250 interviews, <i>The World Only Spins Forward</i> is both a rollicking theater saga and an uplifting testament to one of the great works of American art of the past century, from its gritty San Francisco premiere to its starry, much-anticipated Broadway revival in 2018.
Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of...
by Leroy Aarons

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

August 18, 2009

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Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy ...and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict-for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was "wrong"-Bobby chose to take his own life. <p><em>Prayers for Bobby</em>, nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion. But it is also the story of Bobby's mother, a fearful churchgoer who first prayed that her son would be "healed," then anguished over his suicide, and ultimately transformed herself into a national crusader for gay and lesbian youth. <p>As told through Bobby's poignant journal entries and his mother's reminiscences, <em>Prayers for Bobby</em> is at once a moving personal story, a true profile in courage, and a call to arms to parents everywhere. <p></p>
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality * Next G...
by Julie Sondra Decker

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 13, 2015

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<div><B>Lambda Literary Award 2014 Finalist in LGBT Nonfiction<BR><BR>Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award 2014 Finalist in Family & Relationships<BR><BR>Independent Publisher Book Awards 2015 (IPPY) Silver Medal in Sexuality/Relationships<BR><BR>Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2015 Winner in LGBT</B><BR><BR>--<BR><BR><B>What if you weren't sexually attracted to anyone?</B><BR><BR>A growing number of people are identifying as asexual. They aren’t sexually attracted to anyone, and they consider it a sexual orientation—like gay, straight, or bisexual.<BR><BR>Asexuality is the invisible orientation. Most people believe that “everyone” wants sex, that “everyone” understands what it means to be attracted to other people, and that “everyone” wants to date and mate. But that’s where asexual people are left out—they don’t find other people sexually attractive, and if and when they say so, they are very rarely treated as though that’s okay.<BR><BR>When an asexual person comes out, alarming reactions regularly follow; loved ones fear that an asexual person is sick, or psychologically warped, or suffering from abuse. Critics confront asexual people with accusations of following a fad, hiding homosexuality, or making excuses for romantic failures. And all of this contributes to a discouraging master narrative: there is no such thing as “asexual.” Being an asexual person is a lie or an illness, and it needs to be fixed.<BR><BR>In <I>The Invisible Orientation</I>, Julie Sondra Decker outlines what asexuality is, counters misconceptions, provides resources, and puts asexual people’s experiences in context as they move through a very sexualized world. It includes information for asexual people to help understand their orientation and what it means for their relationships, as well as tips and facts for those who want to understand their asexual friends and loved ones.<BR></div>
The Ethics of Ambiguity
by Simone de Beauvoir

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English

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192

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May 08, 2018

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<DIV><B>From the groundbreaking author of <I>The </I><I>Second Sex </I>comes a radical argument for ethical responsibility and freedom.</B><BR /><BR /> In this classic introduction to existentialist thought, French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir’s <I>The Ethics of Ambiguity</I> simultaneously pays homage to and grapples with her French contemporaries, philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, by arguing that the freedoms in existentialism carry with them certain ethical responsibilities. De Beauvoir outlines a series of “ways of being” (the adventurer, the passionate person, the lover, the artist, and the intellectual), each of which overcomes the former’s deficiencies, and therefore can live up to the responsibilities of freedom. Ultimately, de Beauvoir argues that in order to achieve true freedom, one must battle against the choices and activities of those who suppress it. <BR /><BR /><I>The Ethics of Ambiguity</I> is the book that launched Simone de Beauvoir’s feminist and existential philosophy. It remains a concise yet thorough examination of existence and what it means to be human.</DIV><DIV><BR />  </DIV>
My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and its People in the ...
by Abraham Verghese

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English

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352

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November 15, 2016

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The memoir and first book from the author of the beloved <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Cutting for Stone</i>.<BR><BR>Nestled in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, the town of Johnson City had always seemed exempt from the anxieties of modern American life. But when the local hospital treated its first AIDS patient, a crisis that had once seemed an “urban problem” had arrived in the town to stay.<BR> <BR>Working in Johnson City was Abraham Verghese, a young Indian doctor specializing in infectious diseases. Dr. Verghese became by necessity the local AIDS expert, soon besieged by a shocking number of male and female patients whose stories came to occupy his mind, and even take over his life. Verghese brought a singular perspective to Johnson City: as a doctor unique in his abilities; as an outsider who could talk to people suspicious of local practitioners; above all, as a writer of grace and compassion who saw that what was happening in this conservative community was both a medical and a spiritual emergency.<BR> <BR>Out of his experience comes a startling but ultimately uplifting portrait of the American heartland as it confronts—and surmounts—its deepest prejudices and fears.
The ABC's of LGBT+
by Ashley Mardell

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English

Pages

190

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November 08, 2016

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<h3><strong>#1 Amazon Bestseller! ─ Are you seeking a deeper understanding of gender identity and sexual identity?</strong></h3><p><strong><em>The ABCs of LGBT+</em></strong> is a #1 Bestselling LGBT book and is essential reading for questioning teens, teachers or parents looking for advice, or anyone who wants to learn how to talk about gender identity and sexual identity. In <em>The ABCs of LGBT+</em>, Ashley Mardell, a beloved blogger and YouTube star, answers many of your questions about:</p><ul><li>lgbt and lgbt+</li><li>gender identity</li><li>sexual identity</li><li>teens in a binary world</li><li>the LGBT family</li><li>and more</li></ul><p><strong>Understanding gender identity and sexual identity:</strong> The 21st Century has seen very positive movement for LGBT+ rights. In the last few years the overturning of DOMA, the SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, American transgender politicians elected to office, and landmark moments such as Apple becoming the most valuable company in the world under the leadership of an openly gay CEO have advanced LGBT awareness and understanding. In a world full of LGBT questions, Mardell’s <em>The ABC’s of LGBT+</em> has the answers.</p><p><strong>The trusted voice of Ashley Mardell:</strong> We are living in a post-binary world where gender fluency and awareness of gender identity and a real understanding of our LGBT family is essential. Ashley Mardell, one of the most trusted voices on YouTube, presents a detailed look at all things LGBT+ in this remarkable book. Along with in-depth definitions, personal anecdotes, helpful infographics, resources, and more; Mardell’s LGBT book is proof it does get better every day in a world where people are empowered by information and understanding. In Mardell’s own words, "This book is also for allies and LGBT+ people simply looking to pack in some extra knowledge… a critical part of acceptance. Learning about new identities broadens our understanding of humanity, heightens our empathy, and allows us different, valuable perspectives.”</p>

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