Straight Man

Straight Man
Author: Richard Russo
Publisher: Vintage
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2011-11-09
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0307809943


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Hilarious and true-to-life, witty, compassionate, and impossible to put down, Straight Man follows Hank Devereaux through one very bad week in this novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls. • Now the AMC Original Series Lucky Hank. William Henry Devereaux, Jr., is the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. Devereaux's reluctance is partly rooted in his character—he is a born anarchist—and partly in the fact that his department is more savagely divided than the Balkans. In the course of a single week, Devereaux will have his nose mangled by an angry colleague, imagine his wife is having an affair with his dean, wonder if a curvaceous adjunct is trying to seduce him with peach pits, and threaten to execute a goose on local television. All this while coming to terms with his philandering father, the dereliction of his youthful promise, and the ominous failure of certain vital body functions. In short, Straight Man is classic Russo—side-splitting, poignant, compassionate, and unforgettable. Look for Richard Russo's new book, Somebody's Fool, coming soon.

Mostly Straight

Mostly Straight
Author: Ritch C. Savin-Williams
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2017-11-13
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 067497638X


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Based on research, the author explores in this publication the personal stories of forty young men to help us understand the biological and psychological factors that led them to become mostly straight and the cultural forces that are loosening the sexual bind that many boys and young men experience.

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr
Author: Alan Clayson
Publisher: Sanctuary Publishing
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1996
Genre: Drummers (Musicians)
ISBN: 9781860741890


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A biography of Ringo Starr offers a glimpse of his private life and professional music career, both with the Beatles and his later musical projects.

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
Author:
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2004
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 140005446X


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Five men from the hit show "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" offer advice for making lifestyle changes in the categories of decorating, grooming, culinary, fashion, and culture.

Not Gay

Not Gay
Author: Jane Ward
Publisher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2015-07-31
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1479825174


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A different look at heterosexuality in the twenty-first century A straight white girl can kiss a girl, like it, and still call herself straight—her boyfriend may even encourage her. But can straight white guys experience the same easy sexual fluidity, or would kissing a guy just mean that they are really gay? Not Gay thrusts deep into a world where straight guy-on-guy action is not a myth but a reality: there’s fraternity and military hazing rituals, where new recruits are made to grab each other’s penises and stick fingers up their fellow members’ anuses; online personal ads, where straight men seek other straight men to masturbate with; and, last but not least, the long and clandestine history of straight men frequenting public restrooms for sexual encounters with other men. For Jane Ward, these sexual practices reveal a unique social space where straight white men can—and do—have sex with other straight white men; in fact, she argues, to do so reaffirms rather than challenges their gender and racial identity. Ward illustrates that sex between straight white men allows them to leverage whiteness and masculinity to authenticate their heterosexuality in the context of sex with men. By understanding their same-sex sexual practice as meaningless, accidental, or even necessary, straight white men can perform homosexual contact in heterosexual ways. These sex acts are not slippages into a queer way of being or expressions of a desired but unarticulated gay identity. Instead, Ward argues, they reveal the fluidity and complexity that characterizes all human sexual desire. In the end, Ward’s analysis offers a new way to think about heterosexuality—not as the opposite or absence of homosexuality, but as its own unique mode of engaging in homosexual sex, a mode characterized by pretense, dis-identification and racial and heterosexual privilege. Daring, insightful, and brimming with wit, Not Gay is a fascinating new take on the complexities of heterosexuality in the modern era.

The Tragedy of Heterosexuality

The Tragedy of Heterosexuality
Author: Jane Ward
Publisher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2022-03
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1479804460


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"The Tragedy of Heterosexuality is an exploration of the so-called 'straight culture.'"--

Still Straight

Still Straight
Author: Tony Silva
Publisher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2021-03-23
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1479801097


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Why some straight men have sex with other men Why do some straight men in rural America have sex with other men? In Still Straight, Tony Silva convincingly argues that these men—many of whom enjoy hunting, fishing, and shooting guns—are not gay, bisexual, or “just experimenting.” As he shows, these men can enjoy a range of relationships with other men, from hookups to sexual friendships to secretive loving partnerships, all while strongly identifying with straight culture. Drawing on riveting interviews with straight white men who live in rural America, Silva explores the fascinating, and unexpected, disconnect between sexual behavior and identity. Some use sex with men to bond with other men in an acceptably masculine way; some are not particularly attracted to men, but are wary of emotional attachment with women; and others view sex with men—as opposed to women—as a more acceptable form of extramarital sexual behavior. Taking us inside the lives of straight white men who have sex with other men, Still Straight shows us that heterosexuality in rural America is not always, in fact, what it seems.

Improv Nonsense

Improv Nonsense
Author: Will Hines
Publisher:
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2016-09-01
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780982625743


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A collection of all six years of posts from the hit (?) blog about long-form improv, Improv Nonsense.

Straight White Male

Straight White Male
Author: John Niven
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2014-10-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0802192335


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From the bestselling author of Kill Your Friends, a wildly funny look at the midlife crisis of a loveable rogue. “A high-octane novel of excess” (Ian Rankin). Irish novelist Kennedy Marr is a first rate bad boy. When he is not earning a fortune as one of Hollywood’s most sought after scriptwriters, he is drinking, insulting, and philandering his way through Los Angeles, ‘successfully debunking the myth that men are unable to multitask.’ He is loved by many women, but loathed by even more including ex-wives on both sides of the pond. Kennedy’s appetite for trouble is insatiable, but when he discovers that he owes 1.4 million dollars in back taxes, it seems his outrageous, hedonistic lifestyle may not be as sustainable as he thought. Forced to accept a teaching position at sleepy Deeping University, where his ex-wife and teenaged daughter now reside, Kennedy returns to England with a paper trail of tabloid headlines and scorned starlets hot on his bespoke heels. However, as he acclimatizes to the quaint campus Kennedy is forced to reconsider his laddish lifestyle. Incredible as it may seem, there might actually be a father and a teacher lurking inside this ‘preening, narcissistic, priapic sociopath’. “A sharp and knowing satire of the film industry, publishing and academia.” —The Guardian

Straight Men

Straight Men
Author: Jonathan W. Thurston
Publisher:
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2018-09-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781684330935


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Welcome to your new life as my houseboy... When gay college student Sean Wolfe finds out that his verbally abusive father has died, Sean finds comfort in seeking that same kind of objectification elsewhere...through online hookups.