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Swish : my quest to become the gayest person ever

Author: Joel Derfner
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In Swish, Derfner takes his readers on a flamboyant adventure along the glitter-strewn road from fabulous to divine. Whether he's confronting the demons of his past at a GLBT summer camp, using the Internet to "meet" men - many, many men - or plunging headfirst (and nearly naked) into the shady world of go-go dancing, he reveals himself with every gayer-than-thou flourish to be not just a stylish explorer but also a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Joel Derfner; Joel Derfner
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Derfner
ISBN: 9780767924306 0767924304
OCLC Number: 178286140
Notes: The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture. ‡5 TXA
Description: xiii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
On knitting --
On casual sex --
On cheerleading --
On camp camp --
On dating --
On teaching aerobics --
On musical theatre --
On go-go dancing --
On exodus --
Acknowledgements.
Responsibility: Joel Derfner.
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In Swish, Derfner takes his readers on a flamboyant adventure along the glitter-strewn road from fabulous to divine. Whether he's confronting the demons of his past at a GLBT summer camp, using the Internet to "meet" men - many, many men - or plunging headfirst (and nearly naked) into the shady world of go-go dancing, he reveals himself with every gayer-than-thou flourish to be not just a stylish explorer but also a fearless one. So fearless, in fact, that when he sneaks into a conference for people who want to cure themselves of their homosexuality, he turns the experience into one of the most fascinating, deeply moving chapters of the book. Derfner, like King Arthur, Christopher Columbus, and Indiana Jones - but with a better haircut and a much deeper commitment to fad diets - is a hero destined for legend.

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