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Barack Obama Memoir Off to Record-Setting Start in Sales

Barack Obama Memoir Off to Record-Setting Start in Sales

By Hillel Italie | Nov 19, 2020

Former President Barack Obama's "A Promised Land" sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history.

Barack Obama Admits to 'Shamefully' Using Homophobic Slurs as Young Man in New Memoir

Barack Obama Admits to 'Shamefully' Using Homophobic Slurs as Young Man in New Memoir

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 18, 2020

In his new bestselling memoir, President Barack Obama has admitted to calling people "gay" and "fags" as a young man, and feeling "profoundly ashamed."

Tarantino has Deal for 2 Books on Films, Including 1 His Own

Tarantino has Deal for 2 Books on Films, Including 1 His Own

By Hillel Italie | Nov 17, 2020

Quentin Tarantino's next work of imagination will be in book form.

Leather Bound: Adam Mars-Jones' 'Box Hill: A Story of Low Self-Esteem'

Leather Bound: Adam Mars-Jones' 'Box Hill: A Story of Low Self-Esteem'

By Jim Piechota | Nov 10, 2020

Richly drawn and impossible to forget, Mars-Jones's story will appeal most to niche LGBTQ readers who appreciate the bold acidity of classic BDSM leather-scented erotic fiction.

Trump Books Will Continue After Trump Leaves Office

Trump Books Will Continue After Trump Leaves Office

By Hillel Italie | Nov 10, 2020

One of publishing's most thriving genres of the past four years, books about President Donald Trump, is not going to end when he leaves office.

Kamala Harris Books Surge in Popularity after Election

Kamala Harris Books Surge in Popularity after Election

By Lindsey Bahr | Nov 8, 2020

Books by and about Kamala Harris proved to be a popular purchase following the election. The vice president-elect was the subject or author of four books on Amazon's top 10 Sunday.

If We Were Electric: Stories by Patrick Earl Ryan

If We Were Electric: Stories by Patrick Earl Ryan

By Jim Piechota | Nov 3, 2020

Infused with all the mystique and mystery that New Orleans is known for comes this enchanting, hypnotic debut story collection from Patrick Earl Ryan.

In Memoir, Matthew McConaughey Says He was 'Molested' at Age 18

In Memoir, Matthew McConaughey Says He was 'Molested' at Age 18

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 26, 2020

In his new memoir, actor Matthew McConaughey revealed that he was "molested as a teenager by another man."

Talking with the Authors of 'LOVING' — Photo Book Celebrating a Century of Gay Couples

Talking with the Authors of 'LOVING' — Photo Book Celebrating a Century of Gay Couples

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 23, 2020

Married collectors Hugh Nini and Neil Treadwell have assembled a trove of more than 3,000 images of men in love across more than a century and a half. They tell EDGE what these photos meant, and mean today.

Rediscovering 'Mother Camp' - Esther Newton, Skip Arnold, and Drag Anthropology in the 1960s

Rediscovering 'Mother Camp' - Esther Newton, Skip Arnold, and Drag Anthropology in the 1960s

By Michael Flanagan | Oct 14, 2020

Skip Arnold's historic drag act became one of many fascinating anthropological subjects by scholar Esther Newton, whose groundbreaking dissertation, once ignored, has found new readers.

Review: 'On the Precipice' a Fulfilling End to a Romantic Trilogy

Review: 'On the Precipice' a Fulfilling End to a Romantic Trilogy

By Christopher Verleger | Oct 13, 2020

Nathan Bartlett finds love and his calling, but not without complications, in the final volume of the triumphant "Trailblazer" series.

Review: 'It's Not About Me: A Retrospective' is a Timeless Trove of Images

Review: 'It's Not About Me: A Retrospective' is a Timeless Trove of Images

By Bill Biss | Oct 8, 2020

Truly a master of the camera, Greg Gorman's talent lies in his ability to put the people he photographed at ease, letting them do what they do best in being in front of the camera.

Poems, Pops and Pups: New Works by Felice Picano, Yvonne Zipter, Michael Montlack

Poems, Pops and Pups: New Works by Felice Picano, Yvonne Zipter, Michael Montlack

By Jim Piechota | Oct 7, 2020

New LGBTQ poetry available to distract and delight your senses and tickle your literary fancies, with works by Felice Picano, Michael Montlack and Yvonne Zipter.

Far-Right Hungarian PM Attacks LGBTQs Over Gay Fairytale Book

Far-Right Hungarian PM Attacks LGBTQs Over Gay Fairytale Book

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 6, 2020

With the release of a book featuring LGBTQ characters, far-right Hungarian prime minister Vikto Orban has warned gay people "leave our children alone."

New Photo Books' Loving Look at LGBTQ Lives

New Photo Books' Loving Look at LGBTQ Lives

By Jim Provenzano | Oct 6, 2020

Three new photo books visualize queer lives from the past and present day in uniquely different ways.

Obscure Works by Chandler, Christie Published this Week

Obscure Works by Chandler, Christie Published this Week

By Hillel Italie | Oct 5, 2020

Two of crime fiction's most famous storytellers, Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, also knew how to get a laugh.

Long Before the 'Proud Boys,' There Were the 'Glamour Boys'

Long Before the 'Proud Boys,' There Were the 'Glamour Boys'

Oct 5, 2020

Before there were the Proud Boys, there was the Glamour Boys. Though the two have little in common.

Terminally Ill Transgender Woman Helps Launch World's Largest Book Exchange

Terminally Ill Transgender Woman Helps Launch World's Largest Book Exchange

Oct 4, 2020

An unlikely partnership between a terminally ill transgender woman and a young documentary filmmaker has led to the world's largest book exchange.

BAYlies Project to Showcase LGBT and POC Cartoonists

BAYlies Project to Showcase LGBT and POC Cartoonists

By Jim Provenzano | Oct 3, 2020

A new comics anthology hopes to showcase the work of Bay Area People of Color and LGBTQ artists in a fundraiser for its first issue. Titled "The BAYlies," the project will include both established and rising illustrators.

'Life' Story: An Interview with Branden James

'Life' Story: An Interview with Branden James

By Gregg Shapiro | Sep 30, 2020

Branden James has enjoyed success as a gay classical crossover musician in the duo Branden & James (with his husband James Clark). But his triumphs were not without trauma, something he goes into detail about in his new memoir.

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