THE BOOK

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What‘s light-hearted, not too demanding, cheap, and perfect for lazy summer days?

Well, yes, the guy you hired from RentMen.com, but besides him?  

Why, THE BOOK, of course!  If you‘re tired of dropping “Moby Dick” on your face as you nod off on your beach towel, read on:

Gather ‘round, peeps,

for some sparkling, startling lessons in old-school fabulousness, including a bitch-slap from Big Gay Pope David; a breathtaking ride on a “Gigolo;” and even a photography master class with that insufferable Canadian superstar and adulte terrible David DeLaRoddis,“The Guy With The Eye.”

David Roddis’s debut collection of unruly essays

oversteps all boundaries with its snarky humor, eccentric alter egos and rueful reflections on Canadian and American politics, pineapple Freezies, and just about everything in between. 

With sparkling prose that often brings to mind the style of Quentin Crisp and which runs the gamut from caustic to camp, lyrical to hysterical, Roddis ultimately reminds us that,

however desperate the situation might be—it’s NEVER serious!

for one ninety-nine with immediate download.

(“Buy Now” link takes you safely to my sister site, The Future Progressive.)


Praise for The Book

“Just as we’re on the verge of losing gay quintessentials

like camp and irony, along comes David Roddis and “A Slow Painful Death Would Be Too Good for You (and Other Observations),” a collection of personal and satirical essays told in the style that made gay people infamous for just being funnier.

“Roddis breathes life into a nearly lost art of arch wit, making it great to be gay again.”

— Shaun Proulx
Writer, speaker, host of SiriusXM’s The Shaun Proulx Show. Founder of #ThoughtRevolution