Nonfiction

Becoming a Man with K Jason Bryan

Hello! As gay kids we have to get through so much that we end up not remembering a lot of our childhoods. Today we meet K Jason Bryan and we’re talking about the book that saved his life: Becoming A Man: Half A Life Story by Paul Monette. Jason is a Sr Client Consultant for…

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The Homosexualization of America with Philip Anthony and Dennis Altman

Hello! Today we meet Philip Anthony and we’re talking about the book that saved his  life: The Homosexualization of America by Dennis Altman. And Dennis joins us for the conversation! Philip is based in Minneapolis and is host of the podcast The Downright Upright Show. Dennis is the son of Jewish refugees, and a writer…

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Princess Freak with Adrineh Der Boghossian and Nancy Agabian

Hello! Today we meet Adrineh Der Boghossian and we’re talking about the book that saved her life: Princess Freak by Nancy Agabian. And Nancy joins us for the conversation! Adrineh Der Boghossian (no relation!) is is an editor and avid reader who currently works as a project manager for a Vancouver-based book publisher. Originally from…

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Blind: A Memoir with David-Elijah Nahmod and Belo Miguel Cipriani

Hello! Today we meet David-Elijah Nahmod and we’re talking about the book that saved his life: Blind: A Memoir by Belo Miguel Cipriani. And Belo joins us for the conversation! David-Elijah is a freelance journalist in San Francisco, who writes for publications all over the country and in Canada. Belo Miguel Cipriani is a digital…

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The Velvet Rage with Chris Tompkins

Hello! Today we meet Chris Tompkins and we’re talking about the book that saved Chris’ life: The Velvet Rage by Alan Downs. Chris is an LGTBQ affirmative therapist and author of the new book Raising LGBTQ Allies: A Parent’s Guide to Changing the Messages from the Playground. In The Velvet Rage, psychologist Alan Downs draws on…

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7 Minutes in Book Heaven with McKenzie Wark and Raving

Hello! Meet McKenzie Wark and her new book Raving. It’s 7 Minutes in Book Heaven! Where we meet queer authors and talk with them about the new books they have coming out for us to love and cuddle up with. What’s Raving about? McKenzie takes us into the undisclosed locations of New York’s thriving underground queer and trans rave…

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From Unseen to Seen with William Burleson

Hello! This episode is the recording of our live event at Lush Lounge and Theater. And we welcome back William Burleson! You remember him from Season One, when we discussed how his book Bi America was life-giving for our guest Neil Aasve. Now, William talks with me about the book that saved his life: The…

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7 Minutes in Book Heaven with Joshua Gonzales and Keep Sweet: My Homemade Recipe for a Fulfilling Gay Life

Why hello! Welcome to our LGBT podcast 7 Minutes in Book Heaven – presented to you by This Queer Book Saved My Life! In this short podcast, we spend 7 minutes in our virtual studio interviewing LGBTQ authors about their new and upcoming books for us to love and cuddle up with. Today, we meet Joshua Gonzales and his…

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Facing The Homophobia In Our Families with Barrak Alzaid and Sarah Schulman

Welcome to our LGBT podcast! In this episode, we meet Barrak Alzaid (he/him) and talk with him about Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences by Sarah Schulman. This book invites us to understand familial homophobia as a cultural crisis, rather than a personal or an individual problem. Barrak shares with us, “What I think saved me…

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7 Minutes in Book Heaven with Loren A. Olson, MD and No More Neckties: A Memoir in Essays

Welcome to our LGBT podcast 7 Minutes in Book Heaven – presented to you by This Queer Book Saved My Life! In this short podcast, we spend 7 minutes in our virtual studio interviewing LGBTQ authors about their new and upcoming books for us to love and cuddle up with. Today, we meet Loren A. Olson, MD and his…

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