Girls who Like Boys who Like Boys: True Tales of Love, Lust, and Friendship Between Straight Women and Gay Men

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Dutton, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 299 pages
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A celebration of the most important relationship in a straight girl’s life—her gay best friend.

Thanks to iconic duos such as Sex and the City’s Carrie and Stanford and the title characters of Will & Grace, the love affair between straight women and gay men has moved into the mainstream. Never before, though, has a book looked at these friendships in the real world.

The editors, themselves best friends, have put together this collection of hilarious and poignant never-before-published essays that explore this unique relationship. In addition to stories about single girls and gay guys bonding over shopping sprees and brunch, these stories chronicle love and lust, infatuation and heartbreak, growing up and coming out, and family and children.

Straight women and gay men alike will relate to these tales from a diverse array of contributors, ranging from literary novelists to Emmy Award winners, single girls about town to mothers of four, downtown performance artists to Hollywood scenesters. This definitive anthology, the first of its kind, proves that more durable than diamonds, straight women and gay men are each other’s true best friends.

A share of the proceeds from this book will benefit The Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping gay teens.

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Girls who like boys who like boys: true tales of love, lust, and friendship between straight women and gay men

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In this collection of 28 personal essays edited by de la Cruz ("Au Pairs" series) and Dolby (The Trouble Boy )-a straight woman and a gay man who are friends-the first offerings, "Shop Girls" and "Fag ... Read full review

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It took me approximately 2 years to get through this book. Mixing writing styles and stories kept things interesting, but some of the relationships were quite fickle. However truthful the writers were ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Melissa de la Cruz(editor) is the author of the bestselling young adult Au Pairs series and several novels, as well as the co-author of How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Lessand The Fashionista Files. She has written for The New York Times, McSweeney’s, the San Francisco Chronicle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Marie Claire.
Tom Dolby(editor) is the author of the bestselling novel The Trouble Boy. He has written for The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Village Voice, and Out. His second novel, The Sixth Form, set at a New England boarding school, will be published in 2008.
Armistead Maupin(foreword) is the world-renowned bestselling author of the Tales of the City series, which has been the basis for three highly acclaimed television miniseries. His ninth novel, Michael Tolliver Lives, was recently published.

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