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In the Spotlight: Bob Smith

The Book: When a burned-out Hollywood sketch show writer named Nelson Kunker meets and falls for Roy Briggs, a part-time salmon fisherman/full-time archaeology student who's visiting from Alaska, hilarity, love, and debauchery ensue.

Bob Smith has the distinction of being the first openly gay comedian to appear on The Tonight Show and also have his own episode of HBO Comedy Half-Hour. He lives in New York.

Amazon: Selfish and Perverse
Paperback: 370 pages
Publisher: Alyson Books (September 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1593501498
ISBN-13: 978-1593501495

Other Books in the List:

Remembrance of Things I Forgot: A Novel by Bob Smith
Amazon: Remembrance of Things I Forgot: A Novel
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition (June 9, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0299283402
ISBN-13: 978-0299283407

The Author: Bob Smith is an American comedian and author. Smith, born in Buffalo, New York, was the first openly gay comedian to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and the first openly gay comedian to have his own HBO half-hour comedy special. Smith, along with fellow comedians Jaffe Cohen and Danny McWilliams, formed the comedy troupe "Funny Gay Males" in 1988.

With Funny Gay Males, Smith is the co-author of Growing Up Gay: From Left Out to Coming Out (1995). Smith is also the author of two books of biographical essays. Openly Bob (1997) received a Lambda Literary Award for best humor book. Way to Go, Smith! (1999) was nominated for a Lambda in the same category. Smith published his first novel, Selfish and Perverse, in 2007. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Smith_(comedian))

Top 100 Gay Novels List (*)

External Link to the Top100 Gay Novels List (simple - without photos)

External Link to the Top 100 Gay Novels List (wanted - with photos)

*only one title per author, only print books released after January 1, 2000.

Note: I remember to my friends that guest reviews of the above listed books (the top 100 Gay Novels) are welcome, just send them to me and I will post with full credits to the reviewer.

Other titles not in the top 100 list:

http://www.librarything.com/catalog/top50MM
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