I found the writing style of most of the book to be absolutely exasperating.
I don't necessarily agree with some (or even most) of Halperin's arguments, but you cannot deny that they are provocative and make you think.
You certainly come out of reading this book wanting to watch your old Joan Crwaford movies again!
I'm deeply interested in the sources of "gay culture." So far, we gay people have lacked institutions that shape us during our formative years. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Alan
Admittedly, there is quite a lot of repetition in this very thick book. But if you can overlook that (or simply fast forward every now and then) you will be rewarded with many... Read morePublished 13 months ago by K. Clarke
As a gay man I found this book cliched and stereotypical. It may be good if you have internalised homophobia but if you have good self esteem do yourself a favour and don't buy itPublished 15 months ago by kiwimoose
Brilliant. Obviously filter through some of his assertions, but much of what he says is insightful and unsettling, which if you're curious about the world, is ultimately a godsend. Read morePublished 15 months ago by MattCap
Since this therapist knows of my work with gay males - he thought this book would be helpful. I have not finished it as of yet because it is long and reads a bit like a text. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Andy Hunter
This reminds us that oh' yeah we need this culture, that provides: artists, hairdressers, fashion designers, film producers, novelists, and architects, just to mention a few of the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by James Horrigan
...but it's a little involved for someone coming out of the closet and trying to get a practical handle on what gay lifestyle is all about. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Denis B. Hall
I don't necessarily agree with some (or even most) of Halperin's arguments, but you cannot deny that they are provocative and make you think. Read morePublished 23 months ago by CPC
The title would lead you to believe that this is a fun read. Wrong! It is very dense academic babble. I had to force myself to read the whole thing.Published 23 months ago by John Rogers