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Golden Age of Promiscuity Hardcover – June 17, 1997

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing (June 17, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517193051
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517193051
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,763,250 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
*The Golden Age of Promiscuity* is a dull roman à clef about Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith, and Jim Carroll. It even features a moralizing cameo from Gaetan Dugas.
Don't read this book - go for the real thing instead: *Mapplethorpe: A Biography* by Patricia Morrisroe, "Horses" by Patti Smith, and *The Basketball Diaries" by Jim Carroll.
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Format: Paperback
wallow in the seventies without risk of infection. the glory days uncensored. the mantra: "so many men, so little time". almost an entire generation gone, but never forgotten. "patient zero" gaetan dugas even makes an appearance.
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Format: Hardcover
This book really does cover the golden age. great characters, atmosphere, sex, sense of time and place. It almost felt like looking at an old photo album before the world changed on us.
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By A Customer on September 21, 1999
Format: Paperback
I first discovered Brad Gooch's work when I was not quite a year out of a relationship. He inspired me then with Scary Kisses, and has yet once again found a way to do the same.
Gooch has a style unmatched today. He draws you into his novel's with his intricate detail of character, which makes you feel as if you are one of their "friend's" along for the journey. When the novel has ended you are left with a sense of nostalgia, feeling you'll miss visiting with your "fiend's" every night.
I waited years to find another novel by such a talented and gifted writer, luckily I found it with the same one as before.
"The Golden Age of Promiscuity" is truly another work of art, from one of this centuries most talented writer's; and will certainly last throughout history.
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Beautifully written -- Impressionistic visual imagery reminiscent of Marcel Proust's "Remembrance of Things Past"
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