New in May: Dan Savage, Michelle Tea, Amber Dawn, and Martin Duberman
Author: William Johnson
May 1, 2013
New Month! New Books!
This month sees the release of famed writer and activist Dan Savage’s new collection of essays, American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics (Penguin). This topical collection offers Savage’s provocative take on America’s latest cultural flash points.
From the publisher:
Dan Savage has always had a loyal audience, thanks to his syndicated sex-advice column “Savage Love,” but since the incredible global success of his It Gets Better project—his book of the same name was a New York Times bestseller—his profile has skyrocketed. In addition, he’s written for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Onion, GQ, The Guardian, Salon.com, and countless other widely read publications. Savage is recognized as someone whose opinions about our culture, politics, and society should not only be listened to but taken seriously.
Now, in American Savage, he writes on topics ranging from marriage, parenting, and the gay agenda to the Catholic Church and sex education.
Everyone in the broken-down town of Chelsea, Massachussetts, has a story too worn to repeat—from the girls who play the pass-out game just to feel like they’re somewhere else, to the packs of aimless teenage boys, to the old women from far away who left everything behind. But there’s one story they all still tell: the oldest and saddest but most hopeful story, the one about the girl who will be able to take their twisted world and straighten it out. The girl who will bring the magic.
Could Sophie Swankowski be that girl? With her tangled hair and grubby clothes, her weird habits and her visions of a filthy, swearing mermaid who comes to her when she’s unconscious, Sophie could be the one to uncover the power flowing beneath Chelsea’s potholed streets and sludge-filled rivers, and the one to fight the evil that flows there, too. Sophie might discover her destiny, and maybe even in time to save them all.
Arsenal Pulp Press is publishing How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir, a new memoir by Lambda Literary Award-winning author Amber Dawn.
From Arsenal Pulp Press:
This story, told in prose and poetry, offers a frank, multifaceted portrait of the author’s experiences hustling the streets of Vancouver, and the how those years took away her self-esteem and nearly destroyed her; at the crux of this autobiographical narrative is the tender celebration of poetry and literature, which―as the title suggests―acted as a lifeline during her most pivotal moments.
This month also expect new releases from writers Martin Duberman, Paul Fahey, Nancy Jo Cullen, Robbi McCoy, and Rigoberto González.
As always, if we missed an author or book, or if you have a book coming out next month, please email us.
- Be Careful What You Wish For by M. W. Moore and Daymond Lavine (Illustrator), M. W. Moore Publication
- Canary by Nancy Jo Cullen, Biblioasis
- The Fainting Room by Sarah Pemberton, Ig Publishing
- I Know Very Well How I Got My Name by Elliot DeLine, Elliot DeLine
- Maxie Mainwaring, Lesbian Dilettante by Monica Nolan, Kensington
- The Passionate Attention of an Interesting Man by Ethan Mordden, Magnus Books
- The Revelations of Jude Conner by Robin Reardon, Kensington
- American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics by Dan Savage, Penguin
- A Companion to Pedro Almdovar edited by Marvin D’Lugo and Kathleen M.Vernon, Wiley-Blackwell
- Journey to the Abyss by Harry Kessler, Vintage
- The Martin Duberman Reader: The Essential Historical, Biographical, and Autobiographical Writings by Martin Duberman, The New Press
- Now That He’s Out: The Challenges and Joys of Having a Gay Son by Martin Kantor, Praeger
- The Other Man: 21 Writers Speak Candidly About Sex, Love, Infidelity, and Moving On edited by Paul Fahey, JMS Books, LLC
- Our Naked Lives: Essays From Gay Italian American Men edited by Joseph A. LoGiudice and Michael Carosone, Bordighera Press
- Becoming Reinaldo Arenas: Family, Sexuality, and the Cuban Revolution by Jorge Olivares, Duke University Press
- Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey by Ron Suresha, Routeledge
- The Declining Significance of Homophobia by Mark McCormack, Oxford University Press
- Emerging Lesbian Voices from Japan by Sharon Chalmers, Routledge
- Feminist, Queer, Crip by Alison Kafer, Indiana University Press
- Gender and Social Protection in the Developing World: Beyond Mothers and Safety Nets by Rebecca Holmes and Nicola Jones, Zed Books
- Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Lives by Janice L. Ristock, Routledge
- The Marrying Kind?: Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement edited by Mary Bernstein and Verta Taylor, University of Minnesota Press
- Public Discourses of Gay Men by Paul Baker, Routledge
- The Queer Limit of Black Memory: Black Lesbian Literature and Irresolution by Matt Richardson, Ohio State University Press
- Queer Media Images: LGBT Perspectives edited by Theresa Carilli and Jane Campbell, Lexington Books
- Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination by Nicole Seymour, University of Illinois Press
- Bound by Danger by SE Jakes, Samhain Publishing
- The Crush by Susan X Meagher, Brisk Press
- Cost of Repairs by A.M. Arthur, Samhain Publishing
- Healing Hearts by Donna K. Ford, Bold Strokes Books
- Improvisation by Karis Walsh, Bold Strokes Books
- In His Secret Life by Mel Bossa, Bold Strokes Books
- Melt by Robbi Mccoy, Bold Strokes Books
- A Perfect Romance by Layce Gardner, Bella Books
- Waiting for Harper Lee by Lea Daley, Bella Books
- Last Stop edited by Lou Harper, Samhain Publishing
- Pirate Passions by Robert Bringston, Bruno Gmunder Verlag Gmbh
- Sensual Travels. Gay Erotic Stories by Michael Lungo, Bruno Gmunder Verlag Gmbh
- Show-Offs: Gay Erotic Stories edited by Richard Labonte, Cleis Press
- Death by Silver by Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold, Lethe Press
- For Want of a Fiend by Barbara Ann Wright, Bold Strokes Books
- Magical Echo by Linda Kay Silva, Sapphire Books
- Running Wild by Joely Skye, Samhain Publishing
- The Supernatural Detective by Crin Claxton, Bold Strokes Books
- Species O by Aaron Estes, Aaron Estes
- Battle Axe by Carsen Taite, Bold Strokes books
- Love Rules by Mark Abramson, Lethe Press
- Natural Predators by Neil Plakcy, MLR Press
- Point of Betrayal (Ari Adams Mystery) by Ann Roberts, Bella Books
- Autobiography of My Hungers by Rigoberto Gonzalez, University of Wisconsin Press
- Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter: Growing Up with a Gay Dad by Alison Wearing, Knopf
- How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir byAmber Dawn, Arsenal Pulp Press
- Letters from the Closet: Ten Years of Correspondence That Changed My Life by Amy Hollingsworth, Howard Books
- Midstream: An Unfinished Memoir by Reynolds Price, Scribner
- After This We Go Dark by Theresa Davis, Sibling Rivalry Press
- Centaur by Greg Wrenn, University of Wisconsin Press
- Metaphysical Dog by Frank Bidart, Farrar Straus Giroux
- We Come Elemental by Tamiko Beyer, Alice James Books
- Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World by Janet E. Cameron, Hachette (Ireland)
- Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis, Ember
- Mermaid in Chelsea Creek by Michelle Tea, McSweeney’s McMullen
- Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg, Arthur A. Levine Books
- Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom by Brendan Halpin and Emily Franklin, Walker Children
- Artifice by Alex Woolfson and Winona Nelson, AMW Comics
- Big Is Better by Song, Bruno Gmunder Verlag Gmbh
- Rocky & Hudson: The Gay Cowboys by Adao Iturrusgarai, KettleDrummer Books
- Timeless Bodies: Gay Erotic Photos by David Vance, Bruno Gmunder Verlag GmbH