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THIS IS A BOOK I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE WRITTEN: think of your life – peopled with your objects and subjects of desire/love/lust/curiosity. Give each one at least a paragraph. Distill the essence with details and/or impressions. What did each one teach you? How did each one (in some cases) harm you? What were you searching for on that sea of beds? What Leonard understands.. is how we remember these often brief encounters – as a phrase, a scent, an embarrassment, a surprise….and Part Two is a revelation of a too-young exposure (and many of us can relate)..which “colonizes desire.” Leonard took a risk with this book and dealt out her deck of 52–I’m very grateful she did. - Binnie Klein

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coneAs secretary to black theologian and Reverend James H Cone some years back, I was meant to book him a hotel room in Boston for a conference. Unfortunately, I forgot, and when Dr Reverend Cone arrived at his hotel it was fully booked — as were, it turned out, almost all others. Dr. Cone, as he related this to me on Monday in our Union Theological Seminary tower, was wildly agitated. The least I...

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Since You Ask by Louise Wareham
"Yikes, I don't even remember anything about this book.

And doesn't that kind of say it all??"
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"This book was fucked up in so many ways. But understandable. The bits were Frank were so beyond creepy and unbearable to read. I don't what it's like in psychiatric hospitals in America, but over here, they don't let you just get in a car and go i..." Read more of this review »
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“How would it be.. if all my hate disappeared like my youth, if after all this time his very hatred of me turned out to be something gentle, some kind of love.”
Louise Wareham Leonard, 52 Men

“Men's desire - it stopped for nothing. Even then,even when I was stained the lurid color of waste -- even then someone wanted me.”
Louise Wareham Leonard, Miss Me a Lot Of

“It takes a long time to realize that this is it, This is how a miracle feels.”
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“Men's desire - it stopped for nothing. Even then,even when I was stained the lurid color of waste -- even then someone wanted me.”
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“Drink," he says, so I take the cup -- clear warm Haldol swimming like hope -- and I tip it out, ever so slowly, into the lush grass.”
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“It takes a long time to realize that this is it, This is how a miracle feels.”
Louise Wareham Leonard, 52 Men

“Since I was trying so hard to make books lead my life, I didn’t want to read them and then just put them back on the shelf and say, “good book,” as if I was patting a good dog. I wanted books to change me, and I wanted to write books that would change others.”
Jack Gantos, Hole in My Life




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