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Inhaltsangabe: A memoir of gay coming of age offers the amusing and touching tale of one man's memories of growing up as a gay child in suburban Little Falls, New Jersey. Reprint."
From Kirkus Reviews: DeCaro, a humorist, newspaper columnist, and contributing editor of Martha Stewart Living, offers an insistently breezy memoir of growing up gay in New Jersey. DeCaro was born in 1962, the only child of a propeller-factory worker and a beautician. He demonstrated a precocious predisposition to camp and an aversion to traditional boyish pastimes. Athough he played Little League baseball for a season to try to please his somewhat surly father, he was more in his element dressing in drag for Halloween and enticing his fellow ten-year-old boys into tentative sex play. There were family trips to Florida, where the author dreamed of catching a glimpse of the actor who played the cute older brother on the TV show Flipper, and less ambitious winter excursions to a local ski slope, where the family would sit in the car and watch. A ribald grandmother, a dishy aunt, and the free-spirited mother of a friend, not to mention the examples of such performers as Elton John and Paul Lynde, fed DeCaro's desire to escape the boredom of suburbia. At school his chubbiness, intelligence, and fledgling alternative sexuality made him a target for abuse. DeCaro dwells sadly and with some bitterness on the insults of his peers and the failure of his teachers to discourage homophobic slurs. Happily, by his senior year a combination of dieting, a precocious love affair, and theatrical talent (DeCaro got the Paul Lynde part in Bye Bye Birdie) had vanquished his insecurities and his classmates' hostility. Unhappily, whenever DeCaro's narrative threatens to become emotionally involving, silly one-liners tend to intrude; while the jokes can be hilarious when focused on inconsequential details of suburban taste and habit, they act as irritants in the passages describing adolescent pain, as if the author were frantically attempting to dissipate any incipient solemnity. While DeCaro can be an incisive observer, his book has about as much lasting resonance as one of his newspaper columns. -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titel: A Boy Named Phyllis: A Suburban Memoir
Verlag: Penguin Books
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books, 1997. Buchzustand: Good. Reprint. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP8529805
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books, 1997. Buchzustand: Good. Reprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP89836991
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books, 1997. Buchzustand: Very Good. Reprint. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP3099802
Buchbeschreibung Penguin, 1997. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. A Boy Named Phyllis This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7719-9780140255379
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books. Paperback. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2771622769
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books. Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2779619756
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Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0140255370I4N00
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Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0140255370I3N00