"If gallantry in our day is defined as facing adversity with screams of laughter, then this is the most gallant book I know of." - Edmund White
"...this is the great gay memoir you always wanted to write." - HX Magazine - New York City
"FINDING HIS NICHE: Arthur Wooten recently discovered a mid-career talent for writing plays and a new novel, On Picking Fruit. His work has been nominated for several awards -- the Lambda Literary Award, the Stonewall Book Award, and the Publishing Triangle Award." - The Boston Globe
"You don't have to be single, male or gay to appreciate the hilarity and hazards of the dating world! I also enjoyed Fruit Cocktail just as much (sequels are almost always a disappointment - not in this case!!)" - Rebecca P., San Diego
ARTHUR WOOTEN is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Dizzy, Leftovers, Birthday Pie, On Picking Fruit and Fruit Cocktail. He's also penned the children's picture book Wise Bear William: A New Beginning and the collection of short stories, Arthur Wooten's Shorts. A playwright, his works include the award winning Birthday Pie, which had its world premiere at the Waterfront Playhouse, Key West, FL. His one act plays, Lily and The Lunch, have been produced in New York City and most recently in Te Anau, New Zealand. For two years he was the humorist for the London based magazine, reFRESH. Arthur grew up in Andover, MA, and now resides in New York City.
It was not the worst book I have read, but it wasn't particularly good.
Although he's looking for love, every "perfect boyfriend" is described by his pecs, glutes,... Read more
I have never laughed so much, I couldn't put the book down. I think we have all gone through the same dating nightmares Curtis does in this book. Read morePublished on August 20, 2013 by AP
This book started out a little over the top for me but ended up being a really sweet story about the trials and tribulations of finding love. Read morePublished on March 21, 2013 by Kindle Customer
While often funny, the book seemed to have an underlying theme of negative gay stereotypes--many of the characteris were loose canons, and I grew tired of the silly thoughtless... Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by Dean Diggins
Arthur Wooten has such style in writing that he picks you up from your chair and carries you away with him in this fast-paced romp of a gay man's search for the right 'fruit'. Read morePublished on August 17, 2012 by Drake Braxton
You don't have to be single, male or gay to appreciate the hilarity and hazards of the dating world! Read morePublished on January 8, 2012 by RP
It sounds like a good idea. Take a middle aged gay, mix with the wacky world of dating and serve with whipped cream. I just didn't find it satisfying. Read morePublished on March 15, 2011 by S. Hager