Straight Man

Straight Man
Author: Richard Russo
Release: 2011-11-09
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 417
ISBN: 9780307809940
Language: en
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Hilarious and true-to-life, witty, compassionate, and impossible to put down, Straight Man follows Hank Devereaux through one very bad week in this novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls. Soon to Be an Original Series on AMC Starring Bob Odenkirk. William Henry Devereaux, Jr., is the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. Devereaux's reluctance is partly rooted in his character—he is a born anarchist—and partly in the fact that his department is more savagely divided than the Balkans. In the course of a single week, Devereaux will have his nose mangled by an angry colleague, imagine his wife is having an affair with his dean, wonder if a curvaceous adjunct is trying to seduce him with peach pits, and threaten to execute a goose on local television. All this while coming to terms with his philandering father, the dereliction of his youthful promise, and the ominous failure of certain vital body functions. In short, Straight Man is classic Russo—side-splitting, poignant, compassionate, and unforgettable.

Straight Man

Straight Man
Author: Richard Russo
Release: 2017-01-05
Editor: Allen & Unwin
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781925575811
Language: en
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William Henry Devereaux, Jr. is the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. Devereaux's reluctance is partly rooted in his character--he is a born anarchist--and partly in the fact that his department is more savagely divided than the Balkans. In the course of a single week, Devereaux will have his nose mangled by an angry colleague, imagine his wife is having an affair with his dean, wonder if a curvaceous adjunct is trying to seduce him with peach pits and threaten to execute a goose on local television. All this while coming to terms with his philandering father, the dereliction of his youthful promise, and the ominous failure of certain vital body functions. In short, Straight Man is classic Russo--side-splitting and true-to-life, witty, compassionate, and impossible to put down.

Straight Man

Straight Man
Author: Richard Russo
Release: 2017-01-05
Editor: Atlantic Books
Pages: 391
ISBN: 9781952535574
Language: en
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Hank Devereaux is the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. Devereaux's reluctance is partly rooted in his character - he is a born anarchist - and partly in the fact that his department is savagely divided. In the course of a single week, Devereaux will have his nose mangled by an angry colleague, imagine his wife is having an affair with his dean, wonder if a curvaceous adjunct is trying to seduce him with peach pits and threaten to execute a goose on local television. All this while coming to terms with his philandering father, the dereliction of his youthful promise and the ominous failure of certain vital body functions. In short, Straight Man is classic Russo - side-splitting, poignant, compassionate and unforgettable.

In Love with a Straight Man

In Love with a Straight Man
Author: Guy Estinvil
Release: 2009-05-15
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Pages: 219
ISBN: 1462839479
Language: en
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In Love With a Straight Man: A Collection of Gay Short Stories, you will fi nd a lover begging his lover to take him back; a teacher who waited until his pupil was no longer a minor to have sex with him; a teaching assistant who had sex with one of his students at the university and paid for it with the loss of his job; an American who went to Haiti with his lover and almost lost his life; and other stories dealing with gay issues. Although they vary in length and content, the stories have one thing in common; the realistic portrayal of a number of gay characters dealing with real-life situations. In that sense, they are very illuminating. Furthermore, they are all interesting pieces of work, teeming with many rich characters.

Mostly Straight

Mostly Straight
Author: Ritch C. Savin-Williams
Release: 2017-11-13
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 251
ISBN: 9780674976382
Language: en
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A growing number of young men today say they are “mostly straight” and yet feel a slight but enduring desire for men. Ritch Savin-Williams explores the stories of 40 mostly straight young men to help us understand the biological, psychological, and cultural forces that are loosening the sexual bind many boys and young men experience.

Still Straight

Still Straight
Author: Tony Silva
Release: 2021-03-23
Editor: NYU Press
Pages: 261
ISBN: 9781479801091
Language: en
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Why some straight men have sex with other men Why do some straight men in rural America have sex with other men? In Still Straight, Tony Silva convincingly argues that these men—many of whom enjoy hunting, fishing, and shooting guns—are not gay, bisexual, or “just experimenting.” As he shows, these men can enjoy a range of relationships with other men, from hookups to sexual friendships to secretive loving partnerships, all while strongly identifying with straight culture. Drawing on riveting interviews with straight white men who live in rural America, Silva explores the fascinating, and unexpected, disconnect between sexual behavior and identity. Some use sex with men to bond with other men in an acceptably masculine way; some are not particularly attracted to men, but are wary of emotional attachment with women; and others view sex with men—as opposed to women—as a more acceptable form of extramarital sexual behavior. Taking us inside the lives of straight white men who have sex with other men, Still Straight shows us that heterosexuality in rural America is not always, in fact, what it seems.

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
Author: Anonim
Release: 2004
Editor: Clarkson Potter
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781400054466
Language: en
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Five men from the hit show "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" offer advice for making lifestyle changes in the categories of decorating, grooming, culinary, fashion, and culture.

If You Seduce a Straight Person Can You Make Them Gay

If You Seduce a Straight Person  Can You Make Them Gay
Author: John P. De Cecco,John P. Elia
Release: 1993
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 292
ISBN: UOM:39076001732226
Language: en
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A controversial and thought provoking work which,presents new views on whether people are born,homosexual or become homosexual during the course,of their lives.

Not Gay

Not Gay
Author: Jane Ward
Release: 2015-07-31
Editor: NYU Press
Pages: 251
ISBN: 9781479825172
Language: en
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A different look at heterosexuality in the twenty-first century A straight white girl can kiss a girl, like it, and still call herself straight—her boyfriend may even encourage her. But can straight white guys experience the same easy sexual fluidity, or would kissing a guy just mean that they are really gay? Not Gay thrusts deep into a world where straight guy-on-guy action is not a myth but a reality: there’s fraternity and military hazing rituals, where new recruits are made to grab each other’s penises and stick fingers up their fellow members’ anuses; online personal ads, where straight men seek other straight men to masturbate with; and, last but not least, the long and clandestine history of straight men frequenting public restrooms for sexual encounters with other men. For Jane Ward, these sexual practices reveal a unique social space where straight white men can—and do—have sex with other straight white men; in fact, she argues, to do so reaffirms rather than challenges their gender and racial identity. Ward illustrates that sex between straight white men allows them to leverage whiteness and masculinity to authenticate their heterosexuality in the context of sex with men. By understanding their same-sex sexual practice as meaningless, accidental, or even necessary, straight white men can perform homosexual contact in heterosexual ways. These sex acts are not slippages into a queer way of being or expressions of a desired but unarticulated gay identity. Instead, Ward argues, they reveal the fluidity and complexity that characterizes all human sexual desire. In the end, Ward’s analysis offers a new way to think about heterosexuality—not as the opposite or absence of homosexuality, but as its own unique mode of engaging in homosexual sex, a mode characterized by pretense, dis-identification and racial and heterosexual privilege. Daring, insightful, and brimming with wit, Not Gay is a fascinating new take on the complexities of heterosexuality in the modern era.

Straight White Male

Straight White Male
Author: John Niven
Release: 2014-10-07
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780802192332
Language: en
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From the bestselling author of Kill Your Friends, a wildly funny look at the midlife crisis of a loveable rogue. “A high-octane novel of excess” (Ian Rankin). Irish novelist Kennedy Marr is a first rate bad boy. When he is not earning a fortune as one of Hollywood’s most sought after scriptwriters, he is drinking, insulting and philandering his way through Los Angeles, ‘successfully debunking the myth that men are unable to multitask.’ He is loved by many women, but loathed by even more including ex-wives on both sides of the pond. Kennedy’s appetite for trouble is insatiable, but when he discovers that he owes 1.4 million dollars in back taxes, it seems his outrageous, hedonistic lifestyle may not be as sustainable as he thought. Forced to accept a teaching position at sleepy Deeping University, where his ex-wife and teenaged daughter now reside, Kennedy returns to England with a paper trail of tabloid headlines and scorned starlets hot on his bespoke heels. However, as he acclimatizes to the quaint campus Kennedy is forced to reconsider his laddish lifestyle. Incredible as it may seem, there might actually be a father and a teacher lurking inside this ‘preening, narcissistic, priapic sociopath’. “A sharp and knowing satire of the film industry, publishing and academia.” —The Guardian

The Velvet Rage

The Velvet Rage
Author: Alan Downs
Release: 2006-04-25
Editor: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0738210617
Language: en
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The gay male world today is characterized by seductive beauty, artful creativity, flamboyant sexuality, and, encouragingly, unprecedented acceptability in society. Yet despite the progress of the recent past, gay men still find themselves asking, "Are we really better off?" The inevitable byproduct of growing up gay in a straight world continues to be the internalization of shame, a shame gay men may strive to obscure with a fa?ade of beauty, creativity, or material success. Drawing on contemporary psychological research, the author's own journey to be free of anger and of shame, as well as the stories of many of his friends and clients, The Velvet Rage outlines the three distinct stages to emotional well-being for gay men. Offering profoundly beneficial strategies to stop the insidious cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior, The Velvet Rage is an empowering book that will influence the public discourse on gay culture, and positively change the lives of gay men who read it.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Comedy Writing

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Comedy Writing
Author: James Mendrinos,Jim Mendrinos
Release: 2004
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 356
ISBN: 1592572316
Language: en
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Provides advice for writing comedy, including television scripts, plays, feature films, cartoons, and stand-up jokes, and includes information on using comedy in business presentations.

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases
Author: Yuri Dolgopolov
Release: 2016-02-01
Editor: McFarland
Pages: 403
ISBN: 9780786459957
Language: en
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Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichés, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.

Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man

Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man
Author: Dan Anderson,Maggie Berman
Release: 2012-08-10
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780007440146
Language: en
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Witty sex guide which will appeal to watchers of Sex and the City and Will and Grace. A huge word-of-mouth success in the States.

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr
Author: Alan Clayson
Release: 1996
Editor: Sanctuary Pub Limited
Pages: 374
ISBN: 1860741894
Language: en
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Considered by many as lucky to have been in The Beatles, Ringo Starr epitomises the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. World-famous pop star, acclaimed film actor, the voice of an internationally successful children's TV series and husband to a glamorous movie star - at face value he seems to have led a charmed life. Yet behind the sunglasses and the ready quips loom the horrors of his health problems, alcoholism and deprived family background. Fully updated to include The Beatles' Anthology, 2000's best-selling 1 album, plus Ringo's latest sell-out world tour, Ringo Starr remains the definitive biography of the man who anchored the Merseybeat.

The Extra Man

The Extra Man
Author: Jonathan Ames
Release: 1998-12-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780684864815
Language: en
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Jonathan Ames, whose debut novel I Pass Like Night was enthusiastically praised by Philip Roth and Joyce Carol Oates, has followed up with a brilliant and comic second novel. Louis Ives, the narrator of The Extra Man, fancies himself a young gentleman fashioned after his heroes in the books of F. Scott Fitzgerald. He dresses the part -- favoring neckties, blue blazers, and sport coats. But he also has a penchant for women's clothing, a weakness that causes him to lose his job as a teacher at a Princeton day school after a bizarre incident involving a colleague's brassiere. Thrust out of Princeton, he heads to New York where he rents a cheap room in the madly discombobulated apartment of Henry Harrison, a failed but brilliant playwright who dances alone to Ethel Merman records, sneaks into Broadway shows, and performs with great style the duties of a walker -- an escort for the rich widows of the Upper East Side. The two men, separated in age by more than forty years, develop a relationship that is irascible mentor and eager apprentice, and they form a bond the depths of which neither expected. But Louis, when he's not with Henry, has fascinations that lead him to an unusual community on the fringes of the sex world of Times Square. He develops a secret life there, which he fears will be his undoing and which he must keep hidden from Henry at all costs. A hilarious yet moving story about friendship and longing, The Extra Man is an original and unforgettable novel by one of America's most talented young writers.

The Future of Men

The Future of Men
Author: Jack Myers
Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Inkshares
Pages: 327
ISBN: 9781941758663
Language: en
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“Once again, Jack Myers has his fingers on the pulse of the very latest. Myers has clearly done his homework, and the result is this superb book.” —Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker of The Roosevelts and The Civil War After being told all their lives to “be a man” and “man up,” men are now rejecting the macho stereotype and instead developing empathy, getting in touch with their emotions, and becoming more sensitive in their relationships. Women are gaining ground in business, culture, education, relationships, and politics as traditional male and female roles disappear. The Future of Men: Masculinity in the Twenty-First Century prepares men and women for this shift in gender norms. As the definition of a “real man” evolves, understanding the future of men in business, politics, sports, education, relationships, and parenting will be essential for men to maintain psychological well-being, strengthen their self-esteem and sexual self-confidence, and rewire their emotional lives. The Future of Men provides tools to help men, and especially younger men, recognize and embrace new behaviors that are required for health and happiness at work, at home, and in their relationships.

Navigating Differences

Navigating Differences
Author: Jammie Price
Release: 2013-04-03
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 187
ISBN: 9781136382925
Language: en
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Navigating Differences: Friendships Between Gay and Straight Men is a one-of-a-kind cross-sexual study that shows you how today’s gay and straight men build, maintain, and foster true friendships. In this activist, participatory study, you’ll get a day-in-the-life look at 44 pairs of cross-sexual men’s friendships and see what helps them negotiate the terrain of their emotional, sexual, psychological, and social differences in today’s climate of often publicly defended homophobia and heterosexism. Navigating Differences succeeds in bringing the true picture of cross-sexual men’s relationships to you, regardless of your personal orientation or political affiliation. You’ll find information--straight from the lives of the study’s participants--that shows you how different sexual orientations impact the way men spend time together, maintain friendships, cope with sexual struggles, and open good communication channels. Most importantly, you’ll get detailed facts and feedback concerning: hegemonic masculinity embracing, struggling with, and ignoring differences group demographic characteristics embeddedness and emotional communication outness in-groups, out-groups, and reference groups Hearsay and prejudice might claim to know what gay and straight men think of each other, but Navigating Differences replaces rumors with research and shows you what really keeps gay and straight men in lasting friendships in all arenas of life. You’ll learn firsthand what it takes to overcome differences and what it means to turn difference into meaningful relationships.

Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man

Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man
Author: Jack Drescher
Release: 2014-05-22
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781317771326
Language: en
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Do the conventional insights of depth psychology have anything to offer the gay patient? Can contemporary psychoanalytic theory be used to make sense of gay identities in ways that are helpful rather than hurtful, respectful rather than retraumatizing? In Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man Jack Drescher addresses these very questions as he outlines a therapeutic approach to issues of sexual identity that is informed by traditional therapeutic goals (such as psychological integration and more authentic living) while still respecting, even honoring, variations in sexual orientation. Drescher's exploration of the subjectivities of gay men in psychoanalytic psychotherapy is more than a long-overdue corrective to the inadequate and often pathologizing tomes of traditional psychoanalytic writers. It is a vitally human testament to the richly varied inner experiences of gay men. Drescher does not assume that sexual orientation is the entire or even major focus of intensive psychotherapy. But he does argue, passionately and convincingly, that issues of sexual identity - which encompass a spectrum of possibilities for any gay man - must be addressed in an atmosphere of honest encounter that allows not only for exploration of conflict and dissociation but also for restitutive confirmation of the patient's right to be himself. Through its abundance of first-person testimony from both clinical and literary sources, Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man provides the reader with an unforgettable grasp of what it is like to discover that one is gay in our society and then to find the courage and humanity to live with that knowledge. Any mental health professional - regardless of his or her sexual orientation - who wishes to deal therapeutically with gay men will find Drescher's work indispensable. But it will also be compelling reading for anyone seeking psychological insight into gay men's lives and concerns.

Is Your Straight Man Gay Enough

Is Your Straight Man Gay Enough
Author: Nan Shipley,Jason Anthony
Release: 2004-11-18
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 180
ISBN: 0811845109
Language: en
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The authors take on straight-guy habits, straight-guy style, and straight-guy home decor, using quick questionnaires that identify problem areas and providing straightforward advice to help women renovate their men.