Michael Thomas Ford





Michael Thomas Ford

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Michael Thomas Ford is the author of more than fifty books, for both young readers and adults, in genres ranging from humor to horror, literary fiction to nonfiction. As a writer for young adults he is the author of the popular "Circle of Three" series (writing as Isobel Bird); nonfiction books about spirituality (Paths of Faith), the AIDS crisis (Voices of AIDS), and the gay community (The World Out There and Speaking Out); and the novels Suicide Notes and Z (forthcoming in 2010).

His work for adult readers includes the best-selling novels Last Summer, Looking for It, Full Circle, Changing Tides, and What We Remember, and Jane Bites Back. His work has been nominated for 12 Lambda Literary Awards, twice winning for Best Humor Book, twice for...more


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This morning I received an email from the Indiegogo folks. According to them, my "gogofactor" is DOWN. Your gogofactor, they explain, isn't just based on how well your campaign is doing, but also on how much people are talking about you and your campaign. You know, on buzz.

Did you know that "buzzability" is an actual word? This is terrifying. I can barely handle "impactful." Now I have to be bu... Read more of this blog post »
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Suicide Notes
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 7,652 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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Jane Bites Back (Jane Fairf...
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 2,174 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Jane Goes Batty (Jane Fairf...
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 595 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Changing Tides
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 489 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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Last Summer
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 431 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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Looking For It
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 436 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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Z
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 443 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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Full Circle
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 345 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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Jane Vows Vengeance (Jane F...
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 372 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Alec Baldwin Doesn't Love M...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 260 ratings — published 1997
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“I didn't realize there was a ranking." I said. "Sadie frowned. "What do you mean?" "A ranking," I said. "You know, what's crazier than what." "Oh, sure there is," Sadie said. She sat back in her chair. "First you have your generic depressives. They're a dime a dozen and usually pretty boring. Then you've got the bulimics and the anorexics. They're slightly more interesting, although usually they're just girls with nothing better to do. Then you start getting into the good stuff: the arsonists, the schizophrenics, the manic-depressives. You can never quite tell what those will do. And then you've got the junkies. They're completely tragic, because chances are they're just going to go right back on the stuff when they're out of here." "So junkies are at the top of the crazy chain," I said. Sadie shook her head. "Uh-uh," she said. "Suicides are." I looked at her. "Why?" "Anyone can be crazy," she answered. "That's usually just because there's something screwed up in your wiring, you know? But suicide is a whole different thing. I mean, how much do you have to hate yourself to want to just wipe yourself out?”
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“That's what people do. Kill the things they're afraid of.”
Michael Thomas Ford, Suicide Notes

“So now I'm thinking about it. I'm imagining sitting down with my parents and actually saying, "I'm gay." And you know what? It makes me a little mad. I mean, straight guys don't have to sit their parents down and tell them they like girls.”
Michael Thomas Ford, Suicide Notes

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