Here Comes the Son
April 09 2010 5:00 AM ET

Here Comes the Son

Brantley Bardin

In his humor-filled new memoir, actor Bryan Batt lovingly remembers Mama and the madcap influence she’s had on his life.

This Is Hong Kong
April 08 2010 8:50 PM ET

This Is Hong Kong

Christopher Rice

Author Christopher Rice shares his complicated, decades-long relationship with the Asian mecca, the setting for his acclaimed new novel, The Moonlit Earth.

Versaces Legacy
April 08 2010 3:40 PM ET


The Wall Street Journal’s Deborah Ball writes about the genius and garishness of Gianni Versace in a new book — the first to receive cooperation from the tumultuous Italian fashion house.

Thaid Down
March 10 2010 9:00 AM ET

Emily Drabinski

  Mac McClelland went to Thailand to live with and learn from Burmese refugees. But she ended up teaching them a thing or two—about English, the Internet, and human sexuality. 

Book Excerpt The Silver Hearted
March 05 2010 5:55 PM ET Editors

David McConnell's darkly suspenseful seafaring novel turns pulp fiction on its head with writing so gorgeous author Edmund White calls it “our Heart of Darkness.

Ellen DeGeneres Gets Her Toon On
February 26 2010 3:15 PM ET

Ellen DeGeneres Gets Her Toon On Editors

Following in the footsteps of J.K. Rowling and Sarah Palin, Ellen DeGeneres is about to get the comic book treatment. Check out a preview here.

Book Excerpt Perfect Peace
February 18 2010 9:05 PM ET

Book Excerpt Perfect Peace Editors

 A heartbreaking portrait of a large rural Southern family’s attempt to grapple with their mother’s desperate decision to make her newborn son into the daughter she will never have.

Born to Hand Jive
February 10 2010 10:00 AM ET

Born to Hand Jive

Robert LeLeux

The outrageous and unapologetic lifestyle of Grease producer Allan Carr is unveiled in Party Animals, a captivating new biography.

Jackie Collins Takes on Hollywood
February 05 2010 5:05 PM ET

Jackie Collins Takes on Hollywood

Duane Wells

From overdoses to horny old men to gay guys landing leading roles, best selling novelist Jackie Collins runs her mouth... and it's juicier than ever.

Book Excerpt The Play That Changed My Life
January 29 2010 9:15 PM ET Editors

Playwright Doug Wright, who was awarded the Pulitzer, a Tony, and a GLAAD Media Award for his play I Am My Own Wife, remembers how Charles Ludlam's Ridiculous Theatrical Company inspired his illustrious career.

Soulful Inspiration
January 22 2010 8:33 PM ET Editors

In the latest installment of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, musicians like Christina Aguilera and Melissa Etheridge share the inspiration behind some of their most famous songs.

Biting Wit
January 11 2010 11:00 AM ET

Advocate Contributors

Author Michael Thomas Ford sinks his teeth into Jane Austen.

Excerpt Sordid Truths Selling My Innocence for a Taste of Stardom
December 11 2009 8:55 PM ET

Excerpt Sordid Truths Selling My Innocence for a Taste of Stardom

Advocate Contributors

In his latest memoir, adult-film superstar Aiden Shaw charts his meteoric rise to becoming the highest-paid star in gay adult films.