Jill Dearman provides readers with a dozen templates for the modern gay male that could be viewed as archetypal or stereotypical, depending on how you feel about astrological profiling. "Cancer men in general have weird mother fixations," for example, while Pisces "are complete and total whores" in bed. She described what each sign is like in life and in bed, then tells you "how to seduce him," what you can expect on dates, "how to last over the long haul," and--should it prove necessary--"how to dump him." The second half of the book goes through all 78 possible matchups to gauge their compatibility, indicative of the book's implicit assumption that the reader is looking for a long-term relationship. Dearman addresses herself exclusively to the gay male; bisexuals will just have to take their chances on whether her information applies to them entirely, only by half, or not at all. --Ron Hogan
About the Author
Jill Dearman has been a fascinated student of the signs and planets since childhood. She has written professionally about astrology for numerous publications since 1990. The study of the stars led her to the study of human nature, and she has worked volunteer or part time as an HIV counselor throughout the 1990s.
She is also a playwright, screenwriter, and filmmaker, with many lurid credits to her name. Her short film The Great Bravura, a magician's tale, has been screened at several festivals, and she is currently developing a feature-length version of the story, which she hopes to film in the twenty-first century.
She spins her web in New York City, but in her frequent moments of pomposity, views herself as a "citizen of the world." You can visit Jill Dearman's Web site at www.alphaomega1.com/jilldear.htm.