Books

LGBTQ related books, art and design books, coffee table books in general.

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...

The History of Drag is Right Here Between the Covers

Not too long ago, drag entertainers were seen as edgiest outsiders of society, let alone show business. Today, in tandem with society’s increased acceptance of gay culture and...

This Is What Pride Looks Like

Award-winning director and photographer Manuel Rodriguez has partnered with Blurb.com to launch UNTITLED, a book of queer portraits showcasing the LGBTQ community’s...

These Are Our Best LGBTQ Writers, According to the Lammy Awards

The winners of the 31st Lambda Literary Awards — also known as the Lammys — were feted at the Skirball Center in NYC last week. In addition to two dozen book award winners,...

These Are 3 Fabulous New Books about the Fine Art of Being Gay

See queer photographer Tom Bianchi’s intimate inspirations, meet an art lover who helped shape iconic institutions, and experience art after the Stonewall Uprising. Tom...

This Is Why Murray Bartlett Loves the New “Tales of the City”

Years after Looking, Murray Bartlett heads back to the City by the Bay to give an iconic queer story a new chapter. Once Upon a “Tales” In the 1970s, author and gay...

10 Reasons You Must Hear Jane Curtin Read “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

If you enjoyed recent Melissa McCarthy-starring Oscar-contender Can You Ever Forgive Me?, should you listen to the audiobook of the memoir that inspired it? In a word: yes....

Three Top Reasons Musical Theater Lovers Will Miss Carol Channing

Why should you mourn the death of actress, singer and musical theater legend Carol Channing, who has died at the age of 97, leaving a legacy of great performances and...

In a Gender-Bending Memoir, an Author Transitions From Male to Female — and Back

An awe-inspiring memoir chronicles one individual’s transition from identifying as male to identifying as female — and then male again. Brian Belovitch has spent much of his...

“A Fish Doesn’t Know When It’s Wet”: Pharrell’s New Book

A Fish Doesn’t Know When It’s Wet By Pharrell Williams; Rizzoli New York; $55 It’s likely you know Pharrell best from his musical successes, including co-producing songs for...

Ryan McGinley’s Photo Essay Book “Mirror Mirror”: Inside the Looking Glass

Ryan McGinley: Mirror Mirror By Ryan McGinley; Rizzoli Electa; $39.95 A few years ago, noted photographer Ryan McGinley was in search of a collaborative  challenge, so he asked...

How Gay Is Jenifer Lewis’ “Mother of Black Hollywood”?

I dove into the audiobook version of Jenifer Lewis’ Mother of Black Hollywood without realizing what a fierce ally of the LGBTQ community she has been all along, but I’m...