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In the Spotlight: Orland Outland

The Book: John has been working out and taking his supplements, and he has a new lease on life. Actually, he has a life, period, since he reversed the downhill slide of his health with an anti-AIDS protease-inhibitor cocktail. Once OK-looking but out-of-shape, he became very sick, but now he is 195 pounds of buffed, chiseled hunk. With the further help of doctor-approved steroids and testosterone, he now has people openly admiring, and beautiful boys propositioning, him. So his stodgy, intellectual, but caring lover, Harrison, increasingly strikes him as, well, lumpy. Then on boys' night out, John meets Brian, hot and 21, and realizes his new studliness has expanded his horizons much wider than he used to think possible. When John reencounters Brian at a gay male resort, and they reexperience their initial passion, John is off and running on his newfound path, which leads to drugs, dissolution, and disappointment. He is not in Kansas anymore, but eventually he sees that there's no place like home--especially if hubby has joined a gym. (Whitney Scott)

Amazon: Every Man For Himself
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Kensington (May 1, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1575665530
ISBN-13: 978-1575665535

Other Books in the List:

Different People: A Novel (2003)
Amazon: Different People: A Novel
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Alyson Books (November 1, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 155583826X
ISBN-13: 978-1555838263

Coming Out: A Handbook for Men (2000)
Amazon: Coming Out: A Handbook for Men
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Alyson Books; 1 edition (June 1, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1555835147
ISBN-13: 978-1555835149

A Serious Person (2004)
Amazon: A Serious Person
Hardcover: 213 pages
Publisher: Alyson Books (October 1, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1555838642
ISBN-13: 978-1555838645

The Author: Orland Outland, the author of the romantic bestseller Every Man for Himself, has created a heartfelt valentine to the notion that love comes quietly and often in the most unlikely ways. He is also the author of A Serious Person; Different People; Coming Out: A Handbook for Men; The Principles: The Gay Man's Guide to Getting (and Keeping) Mr. Right; and the mysteries Death Wore a Smart Little Outfit, Death Wore a Fabulous New Fragrance, and Death Wore the Emperor's New Clothes. He lives in Reno, Nevada and is currently working on a play titled Less Than a Person.

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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