Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys: True Tales of Love, Lust, and Friendship Between Straight Women and Gay Men

By Melissa de la Cruz, Tom Dolby

Melissa de los angeles Cruz Editor Tom Dolby Editor

A literary party of 1 of crucial relationships in a directly girl's life—her homosexual most sensible friend

This choice of unique essays is going past the banter to get to the essence of an intimate courting like no different. With a foreword by means of Tales of the City writer Armistead Maupin, ladies Who Like Boys Who Like Boys brings jointly items through nationwide e-book Award winner Andrew Solomon (The Noonday Demon), novelist Gigi Levangie Grazer (The Starter Wife), Barneys ny artistic director Simon Doonan (Nasty), etc from all walks of lifestyles. as well as tales of gays and gals bonding over brunch, those essays chronicle love and lust, infatuation and heartbreak, becoming up and popping out, and kinfolk and youngsters. With actual heat, this definitive anthology proves that tougher than diamonds, instantly ladies and homosexual males are every one other's precise most sensible acquaintances.

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