Candy Everybody Wants

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HarperCollins Publishers, Jul 6, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Armistead Maupin meets Beautiful People in Josh Kilmer-Purcell’s hilarious and yet poignant coming-of-age tale

Jayson Blocher is fifteen years old with a wayward mother, a disabled brother and a neighbour who thinks he’s the spawn of the devil.

For so long he has worshipped at the feet of popular culture, but now he wants to be part of it, and let’s face it, what’s to keep him in Wisconsin? Even his own mother wants him to go.

So Jayson heads off to find fame and fortune, accompanied by an ever-changing cast of quirky extended family members.

From a New York escort agency to the glamour of a Hollywood situation comedy, Jayson searches for his destiny. Only to find that being America’s sweetheart can leave a very sour aftertaste.

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User Review  - JenneB - LibraryThing

Picked it up at a conference, read it in a day. It's kind of like reading a lot of People magazines at the hairdresser. Fun, fabulous, fame-addicted, sordid and sentimental. Read full review

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User Review  - richardderus - LibraryThing

The Book Report: The author himself describes this as his childhood and coming-of-age as he'd've liked them to be. I can see no point in adding to that description. My Review: Oh dear. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

In the 1990s Josh Kilmer–Purcell was a world renowned drag queen by night and an award–winning advertising creative by day. Josh and his partner divide their time between Manhattan and a goat farm in upstate New York

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