Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

I'm OK, You're OK. Read My Book

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

I'm OK, You're OK. Read My Book

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Chaz Bono and Meredith Baxter's books ushered in a season of LGBT memoirs. Here are more to look forward to

THE HEADLINE-making Big Sex Little Death (Seal Press, $24.95) is riveting readers with queer sexpert Susie Bright's bold, unflinching recollections of her naughty early years. It moves from her teenage involvement with notorious radical high school newspaper The Red Tide to the origination of On Our Backs, the first erotic lesbian magazine, which was at the center of the 1980s sex wars.

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Hollywood power couple Alan Shayne and Norman Sunshine discuss their 50-year relationship in Double Life: A Love Story From Broadway to Hollywood (Magnus Books, $24.95). Shayne is a former actor, casting director, and producer, while Sunshine was an illustrator, painter, and ad agency executive. TV anecdotes (Shayne insisted on Lynda Carter for Wonder Woman) and stories about gay faves like Rock Hudson and Bette Davis provide the backdrop for this tale of two men who come together and eventually come out.

Transparently: Behind the Scenes of a Good Life by Lisa Salazar (self-published, $15. …

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