The Best Little Boy in the World - John Reid; Andrew Tobias (1993)
ISBN 9780345381767
Genre Biography, Autobiography and Memoirs
Subject Gay men - Biography
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication Date 5/11/1993
Format Paperback (200 x 130 mm)
Language eng
Plot
The classic account of growing up gay in America.
"The best little boy in the world never had wet dreams or masturbated; he always topped his class, honored mom and dad, deferred to elders and excelled in sports . . . . The best little boy in the world was . . . the model IBM exec . . . The best little boy in the world was a closet case who 'never read anything about homosexuality.' . . . John Reid comes out slowly, hilariously, brilliantly. One reads this utterly honest account with the shock of recognition." The New York Times
"The quality of this book is fantastic because it comes of equal parts honesty and logic and humor. It is far from being the story of a Gay crusader, nor is it the story of a closet queen. It is the story of a normal boy growing into maturity without managing to get raped into, or taunted because of, his homosexuality. . . . He is bright enough to be aware of his hangups and the reasons for them. And he writes well enough that he doesn't resort to sensationalism . . . ." San Francisco Bay Area Reporter
Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 97
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Product Details
LoC Classification HQ76.3.U5R44 1993
Dewey 305.38/9664/092
Edition 1st Ballantine Books trade ed.
Cover Price $14.95
No. of Pages 256
Notes
Originally published: New York : Putnam, 1973. With new afterword.