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Hornito: My Lie Life

3.62  ·  Rating Details ·  141 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Juxtaposing a trip to his childhood home -- where he has retreated to try to make some sense of his hectic existence in New York City -- with memories of growing up gay in seventies suburbia, Albo creates "Mike Albo." This character's memories are from a fictitious life that's outrageous, hilarious, and embarrassingly real. From a typical suburban childhood to his perpetua ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published October 3rd 2000)
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Edward O'Neill
Jun 08, 2009 Edward O'Neill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm deep in the middle of this one.

Basically author Mike Albo alternates between the preteen proto-gay years of a character named "Mike Albo" and "Albo"'s New York City 'adult' existence--full of loneliness, horniness, psychological dysfunction, psycho babble, brand worship, false friends, false starts, fleeting alliances, fashion faux pas's.

Albo has a keen eye and ear for cultural detritus and phony chit-chat. You know exactly the type of TV show/apparel/person he's talking about. It's painful
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Randy
Jan 25, 2016 Randy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a sad "love" story if you can call it that - hopefully the real life sequel found love. was hard to keep track of all the names and at times the jumping back and forth to the "present" and past. reading about the youth era brought back my own memories of those times (music, movies, tv).
Cisco
May 20, 2017 Cisco rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was an ok read, and I had a difficult time keeping track of all the names/characters. In addition, alternating between past and present was confusing.
Cecil
Dec 21, 2016 Cecil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quirky tale that contrasts the complexities in life that come with growing up gay.
Brandon Will
Dec 31, 2015 Brandon Will rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Such a command for precise, vivid language that pulls you in, amuses you, takes you on a ride, then moments sneak up where what's running beneath it all showcases itself, amazing moments of humor infusing shame and loneliness, and it's all just a really perfect combination.

Does interesting things with form, too.
Patrick Tobin
It was fun. All the material about the character's childhood is hysterically, cringe-inducingly accurate.
Giselle
Jul 03, 2012 Giselle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not much happens in this book, but it was funny and seemed realistic.
Brannon Boswell
Im still not sure if this was a real memoir or a fake one. If it was fake, it was way too boring.
Jolie G.
Mar 22, 2010
Brandon
Aug 01, 2007 Brandon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: glbt
Funny.
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