If you had the chance to change the world, would you? Or would you sit back drinking Pinot Grigio while watching Project Runway: All-Stars and hope somebody else would pick up the slack?
We’re not trying to be cute. It really is a serious question and only a rare few ever dare to risk everything for the greater good.
Shortly after World War II, there was a such a group of gay writers who rose to the ranks of literary power players, injecting popular works with a gay sensibility that not everyone easily picked up on.
That’s why we found Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America from author Christopher Bram to be so compelling. In the book, he chronicles the rise of literary greats like Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote and Allen Ginsberg. Their daring (and talent) helped pave the way for more contemporary gay masters, like Armistead Maupin, Tony Kushner and Edward Albee.
If you like to read (which we assume you do, unless your computer is speaking this to you in that annoying robotic voice), we highly recommend Eminent Outlaws. It doesn’t come out until next week, but we wanted to put it on your radar now so you can pre-order it and have it waiting in your mailbox (or downloaded to your e-reader).
Then just think how smart you’ll sound at your next Project Runway viewing party.
Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America
Available February 2, 2012
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