Between The Lines

All that clubbing can leave one feeling oh-so-shallow (well sometimes), thus, we turn our attention to that most high brow of pursuits: literature. Gays and Lesbians have always been high on the list when it comes to top authors, and this year’s no different.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil scribe John Berendt is back celebrating another city full of eccentrics (this time Venice) with The City of Falling Angels. Granted, there’s no fabulous Lady Chablis, but it’s still a must-read.

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David Rakoff has a hysterical book out of short stories, Don’t Get too Comfortable, in which he subjects himself to misery upon misery. Kinda like the withdrawal we all felt when Sex in the City was taken from us last year. Rakoff is slowly proving himself to more than just David Sedaris’ best friend with a writing style that’s just as funny, but all his own. And of course Sedaris’ Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is now available in paperback for you cheap bitches.

In the short story realm, we’ve just discovered Freshyarn, which features stories and essays from book, film, and TV writers that are usually hysterical and poignant. We love Six Feet Under writer Jill Soloway’s essay Diamonds, wherein she asks what exactly are these straight women doing to get these huge rocks on their hands, but it’s Jason Micallef’s twisted tale of his bisexual grade school bus driver that had us spitting up our latte all over our new monitor.