Books

In “Life Lessons from a Total Failure: A Journey from Failure to Fulfillment,” 34-year-old author and actor M.J. Dougherty tells the profound story of his life. A native of Scranton, Dougherty accumulated an eclectic mix of experiences that led to him becoming an actor in Los Angeles. His autobiography is a tragic, euphoric and intimate account of his quest for fulfillment.

Out writer and playwright Kathy Anderson with read from her debut short-story collection, “Bull and Other Stories,” Pride weekend at Giovanni’s Room. Her short stories have appeared in numerous online literary reviews, literary journals and anthologies.

Tom Cardamone has crafted an excellent array of protagonists in wild situations in “Night Sweats: Tales of Homosexual Wonder and Woe,” where guys are looking for love, or living alone, just broken up and exploring fresh sex or living a fantasy. Not all stories have an obvious gay character, and the ones that don’t can be interpreted as having one easily.

In “Stand By Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation,” historian and author Jim Downs sets out to prove there was a more intricate historical narrative to the gay-liberation movement of the 1970s and the subsequent AIDS epidemic of the 1980s than gay men having sex. His extensive research, which began at the William Way LGBT Community Center in Philadelphia in 2005, helps to further prove his argument that gay men were involved in a wide variety of community events that allowed them to explore their identities beyond their sexual lives.

Local gay author Paul Lisicky is very busy these days. When he’s not teaching in the MFA program at Rutgers University-Camden, he’s on the road promoting his new memoir, “The Narrow Door.”

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