- Explore more great deals on 1000's of titles in our Deals in Books store.
|Amazon Price||New from||Used from||Collectible from|
Advance Praise for The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy:
"I never really thought much about having a gay son until I read The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy and laughed out loud so often I thought I'd better keep this book on hand in case I ever need to cure myself of a terminal disease. When I finished the book, I missed Robert Leleux's company so much, I wished he were my own son so I could call and hear his answer to, 'So, sweetie, how was your day?'"
--Beverly Donofrio, author of Riding in Cars with Boys
“What I’d like to be doing right this minute is sitting on a porch wing, with a big glass of iced tea, listening to Robert Leleux spinning stories of his Texas boyhood and laughing, laughing, laughing until we both were crying. Short of that, I’ll just reread The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy, marching at how much humor he has wrung out of a painful adolescence growing up gay and with what skillfully broad strokes he has breathed life into an impossible mother whose unwavering love for her son is the one saving constant in her self-obsessed universe. When reading David Sedaris leaves you wanting more, remember the name Robert Leleux.”
--Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, author of A Woman of Independent Means
"Reader, stand back! Here's Robert Leleux, the funniest young writer to appear in who knows when, with a maelstrom of a mother straight out of hell and Neiman Marcus, talking his way into the affections of readers everywhere with a wicked tongue tempered -- barely -- by a big generous heart."
--Mark Doty, author of Dog Years, Firebird, and Heaven's Coast
"The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy lures--delights--and surprises."
--Liz Carpenter, author of Unplanned Parenthood, Getting Better All the Time, and Ruffles and Flourishes
a funny, sad, and surprising story of a "beautiful boy" raised by his mother in the 1980s south Texas cultures.Published 11 months ago by happy customer
This book is a great memoir. Touching and loving - the ending really made me cry. I recommend it for everyone. I bought the Kindle Version - great features.Published 14 months ago by Paul Burwick
This book shouldn't be so good. It's about a short phase of a young person's life. Yet the author's style is so compelling, his descriptions so witty, his telling so funny, that I... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Orlando Reader
I'm a gay man from Texas looking forward to an interesting, entertaining book about growing up in Houston. This book is really pathetic. Read morePublished on August 11, 2011 by enjoyinglifeca
I really think every review where Robert is compared to David Sedaris it only hints at how talented he is. We all love David Sedaris right? Read morePublished on February 9, 2011 by Darla M. McCorkle
This book got good reviews, so I thought I was in for an enjoyable read with maybe a laugh or two. However, any humor quickly fizzled to what seemed to be more of a sense of... Read morePublished on January 23, 2011 by P. A. Miertschin
I just finished reading Chelsea Handler's "Are you there vodka, it's me Chelsea" while I was flying LA to NY and I thought immediately of The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy. Read morePublished on May 25, 2010 by Jack Jameson
In "The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy", Robert Leleux (nee O'Doole) paints a living, vivid picture of his teenage years. Read morePublished on September 24, 2009 by Josie Jean
This is a very funny, very well-written book. The growing-up-gay-in-the-South is an overworked subgenre, but this one has a lot going for it that helps it rise above the usual... Read morePublished on July 7, 2009 by adorian