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It's Not Mean If It's True: More Trials from My Queer Life

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With two best-sellers and a Lambda Literary Award under his belt, Michael Thomas Ford is still cranky. Lucky for us. The author of "Alec Baldwin Doesn't Love Me" and "That's Mr. Faggot to You" returns with more skewed observations on the strange state of the queer union. As fans of his previous collections have happily discovered, little escapes his attention, and no topic ...more
Paperback, 231 pages
Published September 7th 2000 by Alyson Books (first published September 1st 2000)
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Aug 28, 2015 Kevin rated it it was amazing
Ford continues his winning streak (following Alec Baldwin Doesn't Love Me and That's Mr. Faggot to You) with this collection of astute, acerbic and endearingly grumpy essays about his life as a new millennium gay man. Unlike some humorists--think David Letterman and David Sedaris--Ford isn't afraid to forgo quick punch lines when he comments on more serious topics, such as the shootings at Columbine High School and the sexism of a medical profession that heralds cures for impotence and balding, ...more
Apr 16, 2009 Aaron rated it it was amazing
I sort of ran across Ford while working at the library (his books ... not the author). I had never heard of him and I am always good for a good laugh so I figured I would give him a try. His earlier books, of which this is the third, are actually collections of essays while he seems to have shifted primarily into writing novels in more recent years.

The essays in this volume are full of sarcastic wit that makes the whole thing just so much fun. Some of the pieces look back on his life, allowing h
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Feb 16, 2014 Stefan Jung rated it it was amazing
Hilarious, laugh out loud reading!
May 24, 2013 Rob rated it it was amazing
I really will get into Mr. Ford's fiction one day. . . Another one that I would not recommend for beach reading, unless you do not mind stares from laughing out loud,
Mar 24, 2008 Damon rated it really liked it
Not only a funny book, but a motto to live by...
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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 ...more
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