Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 33, Ed. 1 Friday, December 30, 2011 Page: 27 of 44
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So the year has wound down
and you're ready to grab a hot
cuppa and curl up somewhere
with your Snuggie and a book. Or
you're heading to the beach and can't stand to
go empty-handed. Whatever your destination,
you can't go wrong if you take these books with
you — for our money, the best gay-interest reads
Now that the holidays
are over and you can
look back with a grin (or
a growl), you can also
safely read It's AH Rela-
tive by Wade Rouse.
IT S ALL
This funny, sad, makes-
you-cry book is about
holidays: Those you
spend alone, those you
wish you'd spent alone,
and those you'd never in
a million years be caught dead spending alone. I
loved this book for its humor but the best part is
that love — between parent and child, friends or
partners — shines through every laugh.
Even though "Don't ask, don't tell" is history,
this book can't be dismissed like gay Soldiers
once were: The Last Deployment by Bronson
Lemer, a funny, wry all-around great story of
one gay man's reluctant service in the North
Dakota National Guard.
Lemer signed up for the education benefits
and never thought he'd serve overseas — but
overseas he went, and not just once. While he
was a soldier, he listened to buddies tease and
talk trash about gay men but Lemer never came
out to fellow soldiers, friends, or family... until
this book hit stands. Even though you can now
be loud and proud in uniform, it's definitely
If a weekend in the coun try sounds good to
you about now, first read the memoir Sheepish
by Catherine Friend. Friend's partner, Melissa,
always wanted to be a farmer. Friend grew up in
the city, but she compromised ... and hated it.
But who can resist a sweet lamb? Who doesn't
love baby animals?
Then again, who could foresee
the backbreaking work and heart-
breaking loss that comes from
falling in love with a farmer and her flock? Not
you, so if you love a good yarn, you'll want this
And if you're looking forward to some sun,
sand, and pampering this year, then you'll want
to take Concierge Confidential by Michael Fazio
(with Michael Malice) along. This memoir is an
intimate look at what goes on at those high-
priced hotels and how the concierges will do
am/thing to make their clients happy. I loved the
gossipiness of this book, mostly because it packs
sneaky-peeks but lacks snark.
Do. Not. Miss. Emily and Einstein by Linda
Francis Lee. It's the story of a spoiled man who
is killed on his way to tell
his wife that he wants a
divorce When a scruffy
angel greets him, he begs
for another chance and is
given it, though he's
warned that he won't like
what's about to happen.
This is a charmer, a book
for dog lovers and any-
body who wants a book
that will make them say
" Awwwww" when the last page is turned.
That's our top 5, but these bonus books de-
serve a mention, too:
Beautiful Unbroke by Mary Jane Nealon is
the true story of a nurse who spends her life run-
ning away from the one thing she always
wanted to do, until she finds the very patients
who heal the healer. Also, don't miss The Night
Circus by Erin Morgenstein, a fantasy set in a
magical circus where love, distaste and danger
are on the same merry-go-round.
There you are, a passelof pages you simply
can't miss, for your vacation, your evening
alone, your weekend away — or just because
you love a good book.
— Terri Schlichetimeyer
THANK EWE FOR BEING CATHERINE FRIEND | In 'Sheepish,' an urbanite lesbian becomes an unwill-
ing shepherdess at the behest of her partner, making for a charming memoir of rural life.
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