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Dropping Names Paperback – December 29, 2014
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Angry, bitter and dangerous, with chips on both shoulders, Daniel Curzon is also ferociously honest and very funny. Dropping Names is the most enjoyable, gossipy memoir since Gavin Dillard’s In the Flesh. As Curzon says, “It’s gossip when you’re alive; it’s literary history when you’re dead.”
--Ian Young, Torso Magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Reading Dropping Names: The Delicious Memoirs of Daniel Curzon is like spending several hours with everyone’s favorite (least favorite?) catty gay uncle. He has been everywhere, he has met everyone, and now that he has your attention, he is going to let you know exactly what he has been thinking about them all these years. The result is a blunt, hilarious, page-turning ride that is, to use the cliché, impossible to put down.
--Philip Clark, Lambda Book Report --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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"Dropping Names" works as a biography of the inner life of Dan Curzon. It works as a satirical skewering of the celebrity memoir. It works as a celebrity memoir. It works as a reflection of what it means to be a truthteller. It works as social and class commentary. Hell, it really does work. Some if it is quite moving. I was particularly touched by the piece on Arthur Evans. It said so much about Evans, and Curzon, and the delicacy of relationships. Quite good.
This is an admirable book.