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In the Spotlight: Edwin John Wintle

The Book: Edwin Wintle was a successful, urbane professional whose life, at forty, was very comfortable. He had reached the point when he looked around at his well-ordered, unfettered existence and wondered, "Is this all there is?" After a desperate call from his sister at her wits’ end, his street-wise thirteen-year-old niece Tiffany -- a writhing ball of adolescent anger -- comes to live with him. If he felt he needed a shot in the arm, what he got proved more like electroshock therapy.
Breakfast with Tiffany chronicles the newly minted family through a year of tumult and drama, as instant parent Uncle Eddy watches his best-laid plans go awry. With an edgy wit and compassion reminiscent of Augusten Burroughs and David Sedaris, Edwin Wintle recounts not only the coming of age of his beloved, if troubled niece, but his own as well. Just when it seems there is certain disaster, the two manage to pull through it with their unconventional little family in better shape than ever.

Amazon: Breakfast with Tiffany: A Memoir
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Miramax (June 14, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 140135999X
ISBN-13: 978-1401359997

The Author: Edwin John Wintle has worked as an actor, lawyer, and film agent. As a writer, his work has appeared in The New York Times and The Daily Mail of London. He lives in New York City’s Greenwich Village and is currently working on a novel. Breakfast With Tiffany is his first book.

http://www.edwinjohnwintle.com/bio.html

Top Gay Novels List (*)

First Decade (2000-2009): http://www.elisarolle.com/ramblings/top_100_gay_novels_2.htm

Second Decade (2010-2019): http://www.elisarolle.com/ramblings/top_100_gay_novels_2.2.htm

*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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