David Dean Bottrell Author

This Is What It’s Really Like to Be a Working Actor

When Metrosource said I could invite any famous writer I wanted to interview me about my new book, Working Actor, the choice was obvious: I asked myself. Your Biggest Fan What an...

This Feisty, Gay 85-Year-Old Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

David looks at a life through the eyes of his outspoken, gay, octogenarian neighbor, who is still very much alive and loving. “You Love Me?!” My 85-year-old neighbor,...

A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the World of Show Business

David Dean Bottrell offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world of show business — with a little help from Irving Berlin. Like No Business I Know… Iconic American...

This Is What Happens When You Invite Your Conservative Parents to a Big Gay Party

David plans a party to introduce his conservative parents to his California friends, but when the big day comes, they’re reluctant to attend. Kind, Modest, Small-town People I...

How My High School Reunion Reacted to Me Coming Out

After being outed by my girlfriend and insulted my classmates and, I still dared to attend my high school reunion – and was surprised by their reaction when I came out as...

I Had a Horrible Gay Break-Up and Couldn’t Stop Losing Weight

I parlayed a painful relationship split into increasingly extreme weight loss – until I discovered how low I could go. A few years ago, I went through one of the worst...

Design by Committee

David lands on a committee to redesign a lobby, and chaos ensues. My most memorable experience working with interior designers came in the course of doing volunteer work. I’d...