“Penises have two tendencies. They rise. And they fall” states this latest offering in the publisher’s “BIG IDEAS//small books” series. With piercing precision, the gay author scrutinizes sibling rivalry, sexual jealousy, the wig scene in Valley of the Dolls, the pie thrown in Anita Bryant’s face, accused pedophile Michael Jackson, and Sen. Larry Craig, restroom troll. This is vulnerability as art, concluding with 74 incidents that still haunt the author. Picador (picadorusa.com). —Review: Donalevan Maines
Donalevan Maines is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine.